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Commencement Program



Graduate Information

Graduates are required to arrive for check-in 1 hour before your ceremony. Check-in will be in Richer Commons and graduates should already be dressed in their cap and gown. Standard undergraduate cords will be distributed at check-in on the day of the ceremony. Early pick-up is unavailable this year. Check with program administrators (e.g. Honors or Athletics) for specialty cord, stole, or pin pick-up instructions.

After graduation processing has been completed, you will be notified when diplomas are available to pick up in the Registrar's Office free of charge. A photo ID is required and all holds with the school must be cleared in order to release your diploma. You may also choose to have your diploma mailed to you by completing the Diploma Mailing Request Form. To ensure that your diploma arrives safely, all diplomas are mailed via certified mail; there is a $20 fee associated with this service.

Your cap, gown, and diploma will be released only if your account with the university is in good standing. Be sure all financial and academic holds with the university are cleared.

Be sure to update Self-Service with any changes to your address or phone number. Your access to Self-Service will continue for 1 year after graduation at which point you can contact the Registrar’s Office with any changes to your personal information.

Honors are awarded to undergraduate students who complete 60 hours of coursework with letter grades at Westminster and meet the following criteria:

The grade point averages necessary to meet honors criteria are based on the previous year's graduating class grade point averages (GPA). The GPA required to receive honors for graduation is determined after the entire class has graduated in August and is published during the fall semester.

Based on the above policy, the Registrar's Office has determined the following GPA cutoffs for graduating with honors:

Honors Level Criteria
Summa Cum Laude Top 10% of eligible students
Magna Cum Laude Second 10% of eligible students
Cum Laude Third 10% of eligible students

2022–23 Honors GPAs

  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.953
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.901
  • Cum Laude: 3.838

Honors noted in the online commencement program are based upon the grade point average at the end of the fall semester. Honors designations noted in the program are subject to change based on the calculation of final grade point averages for students attending Summer term. Grade point averages are not rounded in order to achieve honors.

Be sure any external transcripts of pre-approved transfer credit, CLEP scores, etc. reach the Registrar's Office by May 15 (if finishing in May) or August 15 (if finishing in August) for timely graduation processing.

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