Awards & Commencement Honors

The University honors recipients of the following undergraduate awards at the annual Academic Awards Convocation:

  • College, School, and Program Scholars
  • Scholar of the Year
  • Valedictorian
  • Presidential Citations
  • Ignatian Award
  • Marian Award

The Scholar of the Year, Ignatian and Marian Award recipients, and Valedictorian receive public recognition during the Commencement ceremony. Undergraduate and Graduate candidates who receive academic awards are acknowledged in the Commencement program.

Honors at Commencement

Latin Honors (cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude)
Undergraduates who have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours at LMU are candidates for Latin honors. These candidates will have specially designated cards and will receive recognition during the commencement ceremony. Graduate students are not eligible for Latin honors. Refer to the Bulletin for specific qualifications and additional information.

Transfer students who have not completed 60 graded hours at LMU with an LMU GPA of 3.50 or higher, are not eligible for Latin Honors. However, students who have completed between 30-59 graded hours at LMU with an LMU GPA of 3.50 or higher, are eligible for the following:

  • On the name card read aloud at the Commencement Ceremony, the comment of "With Distinction" will be read after the name
  • "With Distinction" will also be printed on the LMU transcript as well as the LMU Diploma.