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Graduating with Honors

Honors Convocation (traditionally held on the evening before Commencement), will be incorporated into the Commencement ceremony. Students graduating with honors will receive their cords at the mandatory rehearsal on Friday May 15, 2015. Students should proudly wear them at the Commencement ceremony on Sunday May 17, 2015.  Honors are awarded to graduation candidates who have attended the University for at least three years (90 semester hours) and have met the following criteria: SUMMA CUM LAUDE for a scholastic average of 3.75 or above MAGNA CUM LAUDE for a scholastic average of 3.50 to 3.74 CUM LAUDE for a scholastic average of 3.25 to 3.49 HONORABLE MENTION for transfer students (Honorable mention is awarded to transfer students if they complete the last two years of academic work toward graduation (60 semester hours) at Delaware State University with a minimum GPA of 3.50.) CORD DISTRIBUTION  - (Cords will be distributed at the mandatory Commencement rehearsal on Friday May 15, 2015.) SUMMA CUM LAUDE  = 3 gold cords and 1 DSU red & blue cord (twist) MAGNA CUM LAUDE = 2 gold cords and 1 DSU red & blue cord (twist) CUM LAUDE = 1 gold cord and 1 DSU red & blue cord (twist) HONORABLE MENTION = 1 DSU red & blue cord (twist) CONGRATULATIONS!  JOB WELL DONE!  

Mandatory 2015 Commencement Meeting and Rehearsal

All prospective graduates are required to attend the May Commencement rehearsal that will be held on Friday May 15, 2015 at 9 a.m. until approximately 10:30 a.m. in Alumni Stadium. The rehearsal enables DSU officials to establish the assembly marching and seating order, and share with the students all pertinent Commencement ceremony information. At the beginning of the rehearsal, the names of all prospective graduates who have satisfied all requirements will be distributed. Those students whose names are not on the list will be required to immediately report to the Office of Records and Registration. Attendance at the Commencement rehearsal is mandatory. University officials will also announce the order of the Commencement ceremony and provide all other pertinent details. DSU wants your Commencement to be a memorable one, and graduation candidates play a major role by attending the rehearsal to find out what will take place. Students who fail to participate in the rehearsal will be placed at the end of the assembly line for the processional march on Commencement day.  

Oaths and Honors (formerly called the Nurses Pinning Ceremony)

The Oaths and Honors ceremony--for graduating Nursing students and their families, will occur on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. in the Theater, Education and Humanities building.