Honors and Diploma

Commencement: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Latin Honors

Graduates who have compiled superior academic records during their undergraduate program at UDM will have one of the following honors inscribed on their diploma and recorded on their permanent academic transcript: cum laude (3.50 GPA minimum), magna cum laude (3.70 GPA minimum), summa cum laude (3.90 GPA minimum). These GPA requirements are in effect for students entering UDM as of Fall 2011. Any student who started their degree program prior to Fall 2011 (when new rules went into effect) and has not finished their bachelor degree by May 2015 will be required to follow these GPA requirements. All coursework in the cumulative GPA at UDM is used in the calculation for honors. Transfer students must complete at least 60 hours at UDM to be eligible for honors recognition. The responsibility for determining appropriate academic honors rests with the individual colleges/schools. Candidates enrolled in the Honors Program, who have completed the established requirements of the program, will have honors suitably inscribed as part of their degree name on their diploma.

Candidates expected to complete their degrees in Summer 2017 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 1st to discuss options for participation with the Registrar.