Honors Convocation

The audience and stage at the Honors Convocation.

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Steven Leigh speaking to honors graduates at the Spring 2016 Honors Convocation in the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom.

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 Spring 2017 Honors Convocation will be held Friday, May 12, 2017 at 11:00am on Farrand Field. Students who earn Latin honors will be required to RSVP.

RSVP instructions were emailed on April 27th. If you plan to attend Convocation but did not receive the RSVP email, please contact us as soon as possible.

Students: if you defended a thesis in Fall 2016 and plan to attend the Spring 2017 Convocation, please email our office before May 1st so we can include you in our ceremony.

Things to know:

  • Students will receive an honors medal and an empty diploma cover on stage, followed by a recognition certificate off-stage.
  • We require students to wear regalia to the ceremony.
  • Accessibility: For accessibility accommodations, email our Program Manager, Michael Shernick (michael.shernick@colorado.edu), to discuss arrangements. 
  • Parking: The office of Parking and Transportation Services has a number of suggestions about event parking.  
  • Photography: GradImages photographs students during the ceremony and will contact students via email regarding photo purchases. 
  • Please note: if you are attending the main Commencement ceremony at Folsom Field, the university will be enforcing a clear bag policy.