Commencement

Student Information

Academic Honors

Students graduating with Academic Honors will be recognized at the Commencement Ceremony. Awarded to students achieving an overall grade-point average of 3.5 and higher, Academic Honors are based on completion of at least three semesters in residence at CSUMB. Second Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree candidates are not eligible for Academic Honors.

To find out if you are receiving Academic Honors go to My CSUMB and under the Student Services and Financial Aid menu, go to Student Record Information, then click on view academic transcript. Next, click on display transcript and scroll down to Transcript Totals. If your overall GPA is 3.5 or higher and you meet the criteria above (as of Fall 2020), you are graduating with honors at commencement.

Virtual Honors Convocation will be held on May 8th.

Honors Cords will be mailed to permanent addresses in mid April of 2021. All Honors Students will be notified ahead of time and when items have shipped, please note shipping can take up to two weeks.

Distinction in the Major

Awarded to undergraduate students who are judged by the faculty of each academic program to have made outstanding contributions to the program, the specific standards for Distinction in the Major are determined by individual programs. Students should check with their college dean, department chair or program coordinator if they have questions about Distinction in the Major.