Commencement

Falcon Graduates:

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CAPS and GOWNS

You must wear a cap and gown to participate in a ceremony.

Check your campus email account often for updates on deadlines to order.

Please note: Graduates are permitted to wear University honor cords (earned for academic honors), their cord or medallion from Honor Societies, they may wear a stole as a Student Athlete, Pilot, Honors Program graduate or a member of a registered student organization; however, please be mindful of the solemnity of the Commencement ceremony and limit the use of the stole to no more than two, selected by the graduate. Please see your Academic Dean for more information about Honors Cords or your organization's advisor for information on organizational regalia.

 

PHOTOGRAPHER

There will be a photographer at commencement to take your picture.  You will receive information by your campus email as to how to purchase the photos.  Photos will be by Legacy Photographics.

 

GRADUATION WITH HONORS

Candidates for bachelor’s degrees and Associate’s degrees who have achieved special distinction in academic work will graduate with honors. Honors are determined by the cumulative quality point average of a student’s work at graduation. Three grades of honors are recognized for bachelor’s degree candidates: cum laude for a point average of 3.4-3.69; magna cum laude for a point average of 3.70-3.84; and summa cum laude for a point average of 3.85 or better. There are also three grades of honors for associate degree candidates: Honors for a point average of 3.4-3.69; High Honors for a point average of 3.70-3.84; and Highest Honors for a point average of 3.85 or better. Honor designations on diplomas are based upon the entire academic record. Honor designations on the Commencement program are based upon the academic record at the conclusion of the semester prior to Commencement.

 

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