Honors Graduation

Photo of Fall 2019 Honors Graduates
 Fall 2019 Honors Graduates
Photo of Fall 2019 Honors Graduates

 Fall 2019 Honors Graduates

To help ensure that all of our students make the transition smoothly from student to alumnus, The Honors College has a multi-step process for graduation.

Step 1: Apply to graduate with the Registrar's Office and The Honors College

Submit an application for graduation 

To graduate with a degree or certificate, you must submit a formal application for graduation online via my.emich's student services tab during the semester you'll complete all requirements. An application is needed for each degree and/or certificate you're applying for. The deadline to apply is the last day of the semester in which you'll finish your requirements. No applications will be accepted after this day.

Submit an Honor Graduation Application

The semester before you intend to graduate, we ask you complete the Honors Graduation Application. You will receive an initial audit showing any outstanding items to be completed before you graduate. You will receive a final audit the month before you graduate.

Once you receive your initial audit, we will also send you information about the Honors College Commencement ceremony.

Step 2: Attend The Honors College Commencement Ceremony

The Honors College Commencement Ceremony is a celebratory event held prior to Eastern Michigan University’s fall and spring commencement ceremonies. Summer graduates may participate in the spring honors college ceremony if they wish. During the ceremony, you will receive your honors college medallion and graduation certificate. The Honors Commencement Ceremony concludes with a reception.

Step 3: Attend University Commencement

In addition to graduating through The Honors College, Honors students will be recognized by the University during Commencement as Honors College graduates and as laude graduates. This recognition is independent of any Honors College designation. The Honors degree indicates that you have completed the requirements of the Honors College. The Latin designations reflect the cumulative GPA upon graduation. Visit the Commencement site.

At commencement, laude graduates wear a distinctively colored tassel; Honors College graduates also wear the Honors medallion.

  • Cum Laude (3.5-3.6)

  • Magna Cum Laude (3.7-3.8)

  • Summa Cum Laude (3.9-4.0)

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