Academic Excellence Recognition Ceremony

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Medallions and Cords

Academic Excellence Recognition Ceremony

This invitation-only program recognizes those graduating seniors participating in the commencement ceremony with a special medallion in recognition of high academic achievement. It also provides recognition for students participating through the University Honors Program and Saluki Athletics by way of Honor Cords, again, based on academic achievement. This program is designed for those at the undergraduate levels of Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, and Summa Cum Laude.

Each of these students identified through the Registrar's Office as well as the University Honors Program will receive an invitation to pick up the award celebrating their academic achievement for the December 2023 commencement ceremony.

At the commencement ceremonies, these students will be asked to stand and be recognized. We ask that the graduate wear these medallions and cords with their cap and gown. It is a wonderful honor to see these graduates stand throughout the hall and receive the applause from thousands of guests.