All Honors students who complete the Honors core curriculum are candidates for graduating with the designation of University Honors scholar (track 1) or Discipline Honors scholar (track 2). After all grades are in, if you have met all Honors requirements and your final cumulative GPA is a minimum of 3.456, your diploma will contain the Honors scholar designation. But all Honors candidates are invited to attend the Honors Graduation Ceremony and are eligible to wear the Honors regalia.

Track 1 RequirementsTrack 2 Requirements

Ceremony

Ceremony

  • Takes place the Friday of finals week (separate from college commencement ceremonies)
  • Email invitation will be sent around week 11 of the semester
  • Students are allowed to bring 5 guests (In addition to Thesis advisers and Honors faculty members)
  • Graduates should dress business casual (do not wear commencement regalia)
Regalia

Regalia

  • Eligible to wear a green robe, black Honors stole, and Honors medallion at their college commencement
  • Receive the Honors medallion at the Honors Graduation Ceremony (or it can be picked up in the Honors Office)
  • Honors candidates for Latin distinction wear gold cords instead of a gold robe
     

Order Regalia

Frequently Asked Questions

Every Fall and Spring semester, the Honors program hosts a graduate recognition ceremony, separate from your college’s commencement ceremony. The ceremony is held on the Friday of finals week. We will send a save-the-date and email invitation to graduating Honors students. This ceremony is open to ALL Honors students that are graduating that semester.

You can purchase a grad pack OR rent a cap, gown, tassel, and Honors stole directly through Jostens. With either package below, you will get to keep your cap, tassel and Honors stole. The gown needs to be returned. As an Honors student, you should choose the green regalia. Please note that you will not need to provide Josten’s a letter of candidacy proving that you are in the Honors program - our office will provide them a list of graduating Honors students. Below are directions in ordering:

CSU Grad Pack

https://alumni.colostate.edu/grad-packs/

  1. Select 1 of the 3 Bachelor’s Degrees Grad Packs
    • Click 'Order Now'
  2. Enter Your Information
    • Grad
    • My Info
    • What is your college?
      • Enter your college
    • Are you a candidate for?
      • Select 'Green Gown – University Honors Program' (if you qualify for Latin Distinction, you will receive a Gold Cord for Latin Distinction)
  3. Review and Submit Order

 

A letter of candidacy is not needed – our office will be providing them with a list of graduating Honors students.

 

Jostens

http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1008802/Colorado-State-University/

  1. Click 'Graduation Caps & Gowns'
    • Select 'Student Honors Bach-Green' (if you qualify for Latin Distinction, you will receive a Gold Cord for Latin Distinction)
  2. Select 'Bachelors Cap, Gown, Tassel w/Yeardate'
  3. Click 'Customize'
    • Gown fit
    • Major/Curriculum
  4. Review and Submit Order

 

Please select the green Honors gown. If you are a candidate for Latin distinction, you will receive gold cords with your green gown.

A letter of candidacy is not needed – our office will be providing them with a list of graduating Honors students.

You should still select the green regalia for graduation. If you qualify for latin distinction, you will also receive gold cords with your order. This way, you will be acknowledged for both of your achievements. Please note that you do not need to provide proof of latin distinction - Josten’s will obtain this information from the University.

We try to limit guests to five per graduate. We may be able to accommodate more guests as space allows.