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.
Students must register to graduate for the Honors College in addition to applying for graduation from the university itself. The Honors College Graduation and Convocation Registration Form will be posted shortly.
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.
When is the next Honors College Convocation and who will be honored?
The next Honors Convocation will be held in May 2018, honoring Honors College students who graduated in summer and fall 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 be walking up and down stairs and across an elevated stage.
How do I register for graduation from the Honors College?
Complete and submit the online Honors College Graduation and Convocation Registration Form.
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 reeive a designation as department honors scholars.
How will I know if I’ve received Latin honors?
The Honors College does not designate Latin Honors. Latin Honors are awarded by degree-granting colleges to the top ten percent of the undergraduate students. Eligibility is determined by the grade point average of a student’s final 60 units completed at Towson University. Please note that due to the percentage-based determination of Latin Honors, recipients are not recognized at commencement. This designation will appear on the diploma and transcript after the entire class has been graduated.
Still have questions?
For questions regarding your eligibility to graduate from the Honors College, contact the Honors College at 410-704-4677 or honors AT_TOWSON. For any other questions regarding the convocation ceremony, email the Honors College at honors AT_TOWSON.