Honors and Diploma

Commencement: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Latin Honors

Latin honors are awarded to undergraduate students who have completed their degree requirements as of May of commencement year. For students who began their studies prior to Fall 2011 they are: summa cum laude -3.75 or above, magna cum laude -3.50 or above and cum laude -3.25 or above determined by using only the last 60 hours of your degree program. . For students who enrolled beginning in Fall 2011 honors are: summa cum laude -3.90 or above, magna cum laude -3.70 or above and cum laude -3.50 or above determined by the overall cumulative UDM GPA. Transfer students must have completed a minimum of 60 hours at UDM to qualify for Latin honors.   Graduate students are not eligible for latin honor.

Candidates expected to complete their degrees in Summer 2016 will not have honors read at Commencement because coursework is incomplete and final GPA is not yet determined. Honors information cannot be altered on Commencement Day. Please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for information.  There are no cords worn at commencement for those receiving Latin honors.


If all degree requirements have been met, financial balances including the graduation fee have been paid, and the diploma order processed, you will receive your diploma immediately following the Commencement Ceremony in your college/school. Others will receive their diplomas from their colleges/schools at a later date, when all the aforementioned has been completed.

Two Degrees at this Ceremony

If you are receiving two degrees at this ceremony, special arrangements need to be made, especially if those degrees are from two different colleges/schools. Please contact the Registrar's Office no later than May 2nd to discuss options for participation with the Registrar.