University Honors are awarded ONLY TO UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS who complete at least 60 credits (graded A through F, not including Pass/Fail or Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory coursework) at USF and earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50. See the University Honors Policy.
• 3.85 for Summa Cum Laude
• 3.75 for Magna Cum Laude
• 3.50 for Cum Laude
To be recognized for University Honors at the commencement exercises, undergraduate candidates must have completed, or be in the process of completing, all courses required for their degrees.
University Honors, for commencement and regalia distribution purposes, is determined using the previous semesters Cumulative GPA (not including current coursework) on the census date of the semester the student's degree is being conferred. Honor sashes will not be distributed after the original commencement ceremony date (in-person or virtual) to students who later became eligible after final grades were submitted.
Degrees and honors are considered official when all grades are received and all requirements for degree fulfillment and/or honors are met with the appropriate Honors designation being indicated on both the transcript and diploma.
We aim to recognize all honor students in both Commencement and within the Commencement Books, however late applicants may not be able to be accommodated. Please be sure to Apply to Graduate by the deadline to ensure that you are recognized.
School of Management Honors
School Honors are awarded ONLY TO UNDERGRADUATE PROFESSIONAL BACHELOR'S DEGREE STUDENTS. To be recognized for School Honors at commencement, you must meet the following cumulative grade point average in courses taken at USF and you must have completed or be enrolled in all courses required for your degree.
• School High Honors for those earning a 3.90 GPA or higher.
• School Honors for those earning a 3.70 to 3.89 GPA.
School of Nursing and Health Professions Honors
School Honors are awarded ONLY TO UNDERGRADUATE NURSING AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS STUDENTS with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 in courses taken at USF. To be recognized for School Honors at commencement, you must meet these criteria and you must have completed or be enrolled in all courses required for your degree.
Please review the catalog for the official University Policy for University Honors
If you have questions about Commencement Honors, please contact the Graduation Center at (415) 422-3756 or firstname.lastname@example.org.