Honors Convocation

The Honors Convocation is when the Honors Program celebrates the achievements of students graduating with Latin honors. Students who have successfully written and defended an honors thesis are awarded the honors designations of summa cum laude, magna cum laude or cum laude.

The Honors Convocation includes speeches by the Director of the Honors Program, the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Outstanding Graduate of the College. Students who have earned Latin honors are then invited on stage to receive their honors medal. A catered reception follows.

The Fall 2015 Honors Convocation is Friday, December 18th from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom.

Certificate pickup days will be posted later this year.

Convocation Guidelines:

  • Dress: Students tend to dress business casual. Graduation regalia are not worn at this event.
  • Seating: Students will be given information on where to sit. There is no assigned seating for families or a limit to the number of people a student may bring. We encourage students graduating with honors to invite family members, friends, and mentors to share in the celebration. In the spring, space can be limited and we do ask that guests be courteous of one another if seating becomes scarce.
  • Accessibility: If accomodations are needed, contact the ADA coordinator's office at least two weeks in advance of the event so they can make appropriate arrangements. They can be reached at adacoordinator@colorado.edu or 303-492-0956.
  • Photography: The Honors Program has contracted with GradImages to photograph graduates as they are receiving their medal. GradImages will contact students directly regarding photo purchases.