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Lehman College Honors Convocation 2023

Congratulations Message

Photo of Dr. Victor Brown –  Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Educational Effectiveness Congratulations on achieving College Latin Honors! This remarkable accomplishment is a true testament to the excellence, dedication, perseverance and hard work that you have put into your college journey. As a symbol of your outstanding academic success and a reminder of your time at Lehman College, you will receive an Honors Cord which you can proudly wear to Commencement and keep for years to come. We are looking forward to celebrating your success at the Honors Convocation and congratulating you in person.

Dr. Victor M. Brown
Associate Provost, Academic Programs and Educational Effectiveness

College Latin Honors

College Latin Honors affords recognition for academic excellence achieved over the duration of a student’s official undergraduate coursework at Lehman College. Summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude are the highest Latin Honors that the College bestows for sustained excellence in scholarship.

A Latin Honor is awarded only to students receiving baccalaureate degrees at the undergraduate level who meet the grade point average as prescribed in the Eligibility and Criteria Designation paragraph. Because final semester grades are processed sometime after Commencement activities, identification of College Latin Honors at Honors Convocation are tentative and unofficial, pending the submission and calculation of all final grades for the semester of commencement or the summer session.

For students with double majors, Latin Honors are awarded based on their primary major.

Eligibility and Criteria Designation

Effective Fall 2019, students are eligible for College Latin Honors at graduation if they have completed at least 50 indexable credits in residence at Lehman College, with a minimum cumulative index of 3.5 or above.

The following Latin honors may be awarded:

  • Cum Laude: Index of 3.50 – 3.749
  • Magna Cum Laude: Index of 3.75 – 3.849
  • Summa Cum Laude: Index of 3.85 – 4.0

Second degree (i.e., Masters) students are not eligible for College Latin Honors.

IMPORTANT NOTE: An invitation to the Honors Convocation does NOT guarantee issuance of this award. The final determination will be made based on the culminating GPA and credits in residence at the end of the your current (last) term. Upon graduation, all students must meet the Criteria to receive Latin Honors recognition.

2023 Honors Convocation Ceremony

The 2023 Honors Convocation Ceremony is a cherished Lehman tradition that celebrates the outstanding academic achievements of those graduating with the distinction of cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude. MORE INFORMATION HERE.

Notification of College Latin Honors Designation

Students who have met the Eligibility and Criteria requirements should receive an email to their CUNYfirst primary email address from, no later than April 19th. The email’s subject is: CONGRATULATIONS! You have received College Latin Honors!  The email is NON-TRANSFERABLE. MORE INFORMATION HERE.

2023 College Latin Honors Recipients List


Partaking in Honors Convocation is by INVITATION ONLY. Students receiving baccalaureate degrees at the undergraduate level who meet the grade point average as prescribed in the Eligibility and Criteria Designation paragraph and who are eligible to receive College Latin Honors are invited to participate in the Honors Convocation ceremony.  Please register using the personalized 2023 Honors Convocation Student Form, which is included in the email announcing your designation as an Honors recipient.  Reminder, this is a personalized link and should NOT be shared. You must register by May 7, 2023.


Each eligible College Latin Honors student is permitted to invite up to (3) three guests (this includes children ages 2 and under). Students’ guests will celebrate this momentous occasion and watch their loved one receive their earned Honors cord on stage.

Vaccination Requirement

Proof of vaccination status is NOT required to attend Honors Convocation.

Honors Convocation Booklet

The Honors Convocation Booklet includes pictures and messages from you and your fellow Honors students.  The booklet will be posted on this website as a pdf link no later than May 30th which then can be downloaded and sent to family and friends.

Student Speakers

The Honors Convocation Committee invites our 2023 College Latin Honors recipients to apply to be the Honors Convocation’s Student Speaker during the Ceremony. The candidate selected will march to the stage with Lehman College’s President, Provost, Deans, Associates Deans and other Administrators, and will sit on the dais. The Honors Convocation Student Speaker’s name will also be featured among those of the other speakers and presenters on the official 2023 Honors Convocation program.


Limited free parking spaces will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis in the North Reservoir Parking Lot. There is paid street parking. Please consider taking public transportation to campus to avoid traffic.

Restroom Accommodations

All Campus building will be open for your use. Also, there will be porta potties (portable toilets) on the grounds for your convenience. 


Be festive! Celebrate this honor you have earned (cap and gown NOT required.)


After the ceremony, we will have two photo booths with a Lehman photographer set up with a step ‘n repeat backdrop with our Lehman logo. The booths will be available ONLY after the ceremony has concluded.


Our students and guests are EXPECTED to remain in their seats until all honorees have received their cords and the ceremony concludes. When the music begins, you may join your loved ones and depart the South Field.

Honors Convocation Information Sessions: Virtual

These sessions will provide a live overview of Honors Convocation logistics and guidelines. We will review all aspects of what is required from our Honor students and what will happen the day of the ceremony: when to arrive, how to line up, and the ceremony program. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. MORE INFORMATION HERE.

Lehman College Faculty and Staff

Your hard work and dedication have led to our students’ success on this joyous occasion. Please attend to cheer our students as they receive their well-deserved honor.  Please arrive to the South Lot by 5:15 pm.  Your Lehman ID will allow you access to the South Field VIP area.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please email


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Honors Convocation Archives

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