To signify an undergraduate student graduating with Latin honors or with recognition from the university, honor cords are worn with academic regalia at the University Commencement in May and the Winter Convocation in December. The honors level (Cum laude, Magna cum laude, Summa cum laude and with Recognition) will also be reflected on the student's diploma and official transcript.
Undergraduate students who qualify will be sent an e-mail from the Office of the University Registrar informing them of their eligibility to purchase honor cords. Notification is sent approximately ten days prior to the event.
University Honors and Honor Cords are for graduates from Bachelor's degree programs only.
Undergraduate students must have an active graduation application to be eligible to wear honor cords.
Eligibility to wear honor cords during the Spring Commencement and Fall Convocation is based on the following criteria:
|3.50-4.00||60||Latin honors (Cum laude 3.50-3.69; Magna cum laude 3.70-3.89; Summa cum laude 3.90-4.00)|
*If your honors status changes with the completion of currently enrolled courses, it will be reflected on your diploma and official transcripts.
Please contact the Office of the University Registrar at 703-993-2441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding eligibility to wear honor cords.