Calhoun Honors College

Preparing for Graduation

CONGRATULATIONS! You are working hard and now it's almost time to graduate! Knowing there is much to do to prepare for graduation, from both the University and the Honors College, this page has been created to inform you of what is expected. Please take note of all deadlines!

Honors College Graduation Information

Honors Transcript Check — VERY IMPORTANT -  You should have a transcript check no later than the end of your 6th semester. This is to ensure you are meeting all the requirements for graduating with honors. Please email Katie Maxwell to schedule an appointment. Or if you prefer send her an email and list the following information:

  • Your Name
  • You CID number
  • When you will graduate (i.e. May 2017)
  • Honors Courses you have taken, are taking currently, and what you are planning to take
  • Please put "Transcript Check" as the subject of the email

Honors Graduation Forms

Honors Candidacy Form — The Honors College requires all graduating honors students (active or presently inactive), who have successfully completed only general honors, only departmental honors, or both general and departmental honors, to fill out the Honors Candidacy form. This information is used for many purposes including verification of spellings of names, addresses for mailing purposes, certificates, invitations, etc. Please take note of the deadlines to submit the form below. Do not be late in submitting your form. Failure to do so might result in your not receiving your certificate (and medallion if you completed departmental or both general and departmental honors) before graduation. It may also prevent your diploma from reflecting your honors credit as well.

Awards Ceremony Information Form REQUIRED For MAY Graduates that have completed Departmental Honors or both General and Departmental - The information from this form is used in preparing the program and your introduction at the Honors College Awards Ceremony that will be on your behalf. The form is on-line and should be sumbitted no later than the date listed in the email you will receive at the appropriate time. When you fill out the form please upload a picture of yourself doing something interesting. This picture will be used for the slide show prior to the ceremony that your family and friends will see.  Again, this form is for May graduates who have complete departmental or general and departmental honors.

Honors College Awards Ceremony — Students who have completed Departmental Honors and students who have completed both General Honors and Departmental Honors are invited to the Honors Awards Ceremony the day before graduation in December and May (place TBA). You will be receiving emails regarding the ceremony. Please respond to them by the date given in the email. Please don't be late for the ceremony!

General Information

Stoles - The Honors College does not have a stole.  Omicron Delta Kappa is the organization through which you find information about available stoles. THEY HAVE A STRICT DEADLINE FOR ORDERING STOLES.  Please check their website for that information.  (If you completed departmental honors research you will receive a medallion to wear at graduation.)

Clemson University Graduation Information

Please don't forget — you must apply for Clemson University graduation. If you have missed the deadline you will need to go to Enrolled Student Services, 104 Sikes Hall, to fill out a paper form. There is a fee if you are late submitting.

The Office of the Registrar has a webpage devoted to graduation information. There you will find information/links regarding and not limited to the following:

  • Graduation Application
  • Parent Information
  • Graduation Calendar

Clemson University Barnes and Nobel Bookstore is your place for information regarding ordering the following:

  • Cap and Gown
  • Class Ring