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Graduation with Latin Honors

Currently active University Honors Program students have the opportunity to graduate with Latin Honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude, cum laude), a nationally-recognized symbol of academic achievement. University of Minnesota – Twin Cities students can obtain Latin Honors only through completion of the University Honors Program.

Eligibility for Latin Honors

In order to be eligible for graduation with Latin Honors, active UHP students must have:

  1. Completed at least 60 graded (A–F) credits at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus,
  2. Maintained successful, continuous participation in UHP,
  3. Fulfilled all junior- and senior-year Honors Experience requirements, and
  4. Obtained a grade point average of at least 3.500 in their last 60 graded (A–F) credits (not including transfer credit).

Level of Honors

The level of Latin honors students receive is contingent upon the quality of the honors thesis they complete and the grade point average of their last 60 graded (A–F) U of M-Twin Cities credits:

G.P.A. Latin Honors Eligibility


cum laude
cum laude, magna cum laude
cum laude, magna cum laude, summa cum laude

Honors Recognition Ceremony

Each year, the University Honors Program will hold a ceremony to recognize the achievements of students graduating with Latin Honors. The details of the 2017 ceremony are as follows:

  • May 4th, 2017
  • 7:00 pm
  • Northrop Memorial Auditorium

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