An Academic Honors Convocation is held the Thursday evening, prior to Commencement. School/division dean's offices will contact candidates for graduation who are eligible to be recognized for outstanding academic performance during this event and thus wear honor cords during the Commencement ceremonies.
- Honors Cords will be distributed at the Academic Honors convocation at the Stem Concert Hall in the Ogle Center on Thursday evening preceding the Commencement ceremonies.
- If you believe that you are entitled to wear a cord and have not been contacted to participate in the Academic Honors Convocation two weeks prior to Commencement, please contact your school/division office immediately.
- The wearing of an honor cord during Commencement does not automatically guarantee the awarding of degree honors. Degree honors are calculated once all the degrees for a graduating class are posted, and are determined by the methods described in paragraph G, Academic Distinction, of the Grades and Grading policy.