Convocation

Student holding Honors certificate, flanked by parents

The Honors College Convocation is a ceremony to recognize the accomplishments of Honors College graduates in a relaxed atmosphere of family, friends, and faculty. There is no fee for the Honors College event. Graduating seniors are presented with the Honors medallion to be worn at the Towson University Commencement Ceremony, a certificate of completion of the program, and a gift from the Honors College. A reception follows the ceremony.

 

Honors College Graduation and Convocation Registration

Students must register to graduate for the Honors College in addition to applying for graduation from the university itself. All Honors students who applied for university graduation and are expected to complete their Honors requirements were contacted directly by the Honors College regarding registration. If you were not contacted and believe you should be recognized as an Honors graduate please contact the Honors College at .

 

University-Level Recognition

Many Honors students are selected to play a role in the university-level commencement ceremonies taking place later in May, some selected by the Honors College and some by their college. The Honors College would like to recognize the following students who participated or will participate in their college commencement ceremony over the past year.

May 2018

Student college ceremony recognition
Olivia Baltazar College of Business and Economics Honors Banner Carrier
Emily Englund College of Education Signer
Sarah Fossaceca College of Education Undergraduate Banner Carrier
Anthony Martino College of Education Honors Banner Carrier
Tani Teixeira College of Fine Arts and Communication Honors Banner Carrier
Erin Campbell College of Health Professions Undergraduate Speaker
Brooke Schlossenberg College of Health Professions Honors Banner Carrier
Summer Hagelin College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Speaker
Christian Piñeiro College of Liberal Arts Honors Banner Carrier
Jarrett Booz Fischer College of Science and Mathematics Undergraduate Banner Carrier
Stacy Davis Fischer College of Science and Mathematics Honors Banner Carrier

December 2017

Student College ceremony recognition
Maria Ritchie College of Business and Economics/College of Health Professions Honors Banner Carrier
Erin Toomey College of Education/College of Fine Arts and Communication Honors Banner Carrier
Nicholas Fioravante College of Liberal Arts/Fisher College of Science and Mathematics Honors Banner Carrier
Paige Pacheco College of Liberal Arts/Fisher College of Science and Mathematics Undergraduate Banner Carrier


Frequently Asked Questions


What is the difference between the Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony and the Honors College Convocation?

The commencement ceremony is Towson University’s recognition of your graduation from your academic college. The Honors College Convocation is an opportunity for graduates to be honored for their accomplishments as members of the Honors College. Graduating seniors are presented with an Honors medallion to be worn at the commencement ceremony, a certificate of completion of the program, and a gift from the Honors College, and light fare is served.

 

When is the next Honors College Convocation and who will be honored?
The next Honors Convocation will be held on May 6, 2018, honoring Honors College students who graduated in August and December 2017 and who are expected to graduate in May 2018.

Who can attend the Honors College Convocation?

The graduate and a maximum of two guests are invited to attend convocation and the reception that follows. Guests do not need tickets for convocation. Graduates unable to attend the Honors College Convocation may pick up their medallion and certificate in the Honors College office in Stephens Hall room 302.

What should I wear to the Honors College Convocation?

Graduates are encouraged to dress in "business professional" attire for convocation. Please be careful when choosing footwear, as you will walk up and down stairs and across an elevated stage.

 

How do I register for graduation from the Honors College and/or RSVP to attend convocation?

Complete and submit the online Honors College Graduation and Convocation Registration Form, which was emailed directly to students who were preliminarily cleared for graduation from the Honors College earlier this term. 


How does the university recognize graduation from the Honors College?

The diploma and final transcript of a student who completes all Honors College requirements include the designation of the student as a "University Honors Scholar." In addition, students who complete departmental honors requirements will receive a designation as department honors scholars.

 

How will I know if I’ve received Latin honors?

The Honors College does not designate Latin Honors, which are awarded by degree-granting colleges to the top ten percent of their graduating class. Latin Honors recipients are determined by colleges based on the final 60 units earned at Towson University, including the final term, and thus are not determined at the time of Honors Convocation. These designations will appear on the diploma and transcript when officially posted after the end of the term.

Still have questions?

For questions regarding the convocation ceremony or your eligibility to graduate from the Honors College, contact the Honors College at 410-704-4677 or .