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Based on guidance from CDC and others, UNC made the difficult decision to cancel Spring 2020 graduation ceremonies. We are working on alternate plans to allow our spring graduates a chance to celebrate their commencement in the future and will share plans as soon as we are able.  Please visit our FAQ webpage for more information.

Latin Honors

Graduation with Honors

Graduation with honors is determined on the basis of a student’s cumulative UNC grade point average at time of degree completion: 3.90-4.00 for Summa Cum Laude, 3.80-3.89 for Magna Cum Laude, and 3.70-3.79 for Cum Laude. This GPA must be based off of at least 56 semester hours of UNC credit.

Each student’s record will be reviewed at the start of their semester of graduation; students with qualifying cumulative grade point averages and the minimum 56 semester hours of UNC credit (including coursework enrolled in during the final semester) will be recognized at the commencement ceremony.

Students who meet the qualifications upon completion of their degree (including grades earned during the final semester) will have their Latin honors designated on their diploma and official transcript.

Students graduating with Latin honors are invited to wear a blue and gold cord during commencement for recognition. There cords will be available for purchase when you pick up your cap and gown. The charge is $9.00 and only cash will be accepted. Please remember that final Latin Honor designations are pending receipt of final grades and calculation of your final cumulative GPA.

All Colleges

  • Summa Cum Laude 3.90 - 4.00
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.80 - 3.89
  • Cum Laude 3.70 - 3.79

For questions regarding undergraduate commencement: Contact the Registrar's Office at (970) 351-4862, option 3 or email graduation@unco.edu