Honors and Diploma
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. Latin honors are determined using only the last 60 hours of your degree program. Transfer students must have completed a minimum of 60 hours at UDM to qualify for latin honors. Candidates for June and August will not have honors read at Commencement because your coursework is incomplete and your 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 April 26th to discuss option with the Registrar.