Baccalaureate Awards Ceremony

Tuesday, May 28 at 7:00 pm

Colden Auditorium, Queens College

The 2024 Baccalaureate Ceremony is to be held in person on Tuesday, May 28 at 7 pm. Students with outstanding academic achievements will be honored at the Baccalaureate ceremony as part of the commencement celebration.

The Baccalaureate Honors Convocation is a ceremony for students who have earned academic distinction. 

If you are eligible for any honors, prizes, or awards, you will be notified directly by your department and/or the College Committee on Honors & Awards. Notification will be sent to students’ Queens College email addresses in early May.

Questions regarding eligibility may be directed to the office of Honors and Scholarships, Honors and Awards at 718-997-5503.

Requirements for Graduation with General College Honors*
General college honors are conferred on graduates who meet standards approved by the Academic Senate: To be eligible for honors, a student must take at least 45 credits whose grades count toward the calculation of the student’s Queens College grade-point average (GPA). For eligible students, the honors designation is determined solely by the student’s cumulative Queens College GPA upon graduation, as follows:  

Summa Cum Laude 3.900 and up
Magna Cum Laude 3.750 – 3.899
Cum Laude 3.500 – 3.749

*Honors are not calculated for graduate students.

Questions regarding departmental honors should be directed to your major department.

The Events Office does not have access to student records/grades, please refer to the Registrar, Academic Advising, or your department.