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

The Honors Convocation, where we award you an honors medal and certificate, is taking place on Friday, May 6th, from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom. Students should arrive by 7:30 a.m. for seating and check-in. There is no RSVP for this event.

We’re aware that some departmental ceremonies conflict with Convocation.

  • If you can’t make it to Convocation, you can visit the Honors Program Office between 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 3rd or Wednesday, May 4th to pick up your medal and certificate.
  • If you’re coming to Convocation but need to leave early to attend another departmental ceremony, please let us know that when you’re checking in at Convocation – we’ll make sure you get your certificate as you’re leaving for your next event.

Things to know:

  • Seating: Students should arrive by 7:30 a.m. in order to check in and find their seats. (There is no assigned seating for guests.) The ceremony will begin promptly at 8:00. 
  • Dress: Graduation regalia are not worn at this event. Students tend to dress business casual.  
  • Medal and certificate: Students will receive an honors medal and an empty diploma cover during the ceremony. Certificates will be distributed to students at the reception afterward. 
  • Accessibility: For accessibility accommodations, contact the ADA coordinator's office as soon as possible to make arrangements. 
  • Parking: The office of Parking and Transportation Services has a number of suggestions about event parking.  
  • Photography: GradImages will photograph students receiving their medal and will contact students regarding photo purchases.