Commencement Honors

UNIVERSITY Honors 

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. Degrees and honors are considered official when all grades are received and all requirements for degree fulfillment and/or honors are met.

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. However, the appropriate Honors designation will be indicated on both the transcript and diploma.

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

Questions? 

If you have questions about Commencement Honors, please contact the Graduation Center at (415) 422-3756 or gradcenter@usfca.edu.