Upcoming Due Dates
Selection Office Hours
On the third Thursday of December, January and February from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern, the National Office will hold office hours for presidents or membership chairs to ask questions about the selection process. Learn more.

Mortar Board Forum
Communication officers, we want to share what your chapter is doing. Submit an image and story online .

SNC, Special National Conference, Registration
Each chapter must have a member in attendance at the online SNC held on January 27 at 7 p.m. Eastern.

February 10-16
Mortar Board Week
Mortar Board Week is the annual national celebration of Mortar Board’s founding in 1918. It is a great time to plan visibility events and projects that make an impact on your campus! Visit the Mortar Board website for resources and ideas. We’ll be celebrating our 101st birthday on February 15, 2019!
Featured Perch Project
On November 30, Maia chapter at the University of New Mexico lit up campus with over 14,000 luminaria in their stunning event called Hanging of the Greens. The immensely popular happening has become not only one of the oldest UNM traditions, but also a much-anticipated celebration for families from all over Albuquerque. Singing carols and sipping hot chocolate, young and old, students and faculty, alumni and local residents, wend their way through a campus made magical by the warmly glowing lanterns lighting the way. The procession traditionally ends at the on-campus home of the UNM president where a ceremonial wreath is presented to ring in the season. Chapter President Angelica Gurule was elated to present the wreath to Dr. Garnett Stokes, the 23 rd —and the first woman--president of the institution. What a great perch project and way to bring all people from all over campus and community together regardless of creed, religion, or beliefs. Great job, Maia chapter!
Fellowship Opportunities
Since the inception of Mortar Board’s fellowship program in 1941, more than $750,000 has been given to deserving members of Mortar Board pursuing postgraduate degrees. The program started with two awards of $500 and has grown to several awards of between $3,000 and $5,000 each. A member of any age may apply for a Mortar Board Fellowship for postbaccalaureate degree study in any field. Mortar Board is now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applications for the upcoming awards must be submitted on or before March 1. Learn more about the application process and frequently asked questions.