Rural Honors Students to graduate from prestigious program on Thursday.

The Class of 2013 UAF Rural Alaska Honors Institute will hold commencement exercises Thursday afternoon on campus.

Ceremonies are set for 1pm in Room 201 of the Reichardt Building.

The students participating in the program come from a host of rural areas all across Alaska.

They've spent the past six weeks living in UAF Residence hall, building academic skills, and learning first hand about college life, while earning up to 10 college credits.

Organized in 1983 at the request of the Alaska Federation of Natives, RAHI aims to help increase college success for rural and Alaska Native students.

About thirty students are enrolled in the program in 2013.