Honors Graduation Information

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Honors Graduation Forms

1. Honors Candidacy Form and Honors Distinction Verification Form

The Honors College requires all graduating honors students (active or presently inactive), who have successfully completed honors requirements for the distinctions below, to fill out the Honors Candidacy Form and the Honors Distinction Verification Form.  The Honors distinctions are:

  • General Honors
  • Departmental honors
  • Interdisciplinary Honors
  • General Honors and Departmental Honors
  • General Honors and Interdisciplinary Honors

Do not be late in submitting your two forms. Failure to do so may result in your not receiving your certificate (and medallion if you have completed (at the minimum) Departmental Honors or Interdisciplinary Honors) before graduation. It may also prevent your diploma/transcript from reflecting your honors credit as well.

If you are graduating with General Honors ONLY. You need to complete the following forms:

Distinction Verificaton Form- General Honors ONLY 

Honors Candidacy Form- General Honors ONLY

If you are graduating with General and Departmental (or Interdisciplinary) Honors OR just graduating with Departmental (or Interdisciplinary Honors. You need to complete the following forms:

Distinction Verification Form- Departmental or Interdisciplinary Honors (with or without General Honors)

Honors Candidacy Form- Departmental or Interdisciplinary Honors (with or without General Honors) 

  • December graduation: deadline to submit the Honors Candidacy Form and the Honors Distinction Verification Form is September 15.
  • May graduation: deadline to submit the Honors Candidacy Form  and the Honors Distinction Form is January 31.
  • August graduation: deadline to submit the Honors Candidacy Form and the Honors Distinction  Verification Form is June 1. 

You will receive a confirmation email within 4 weeks from submission of your Honors Candidacy Form (except for August, which will be within 2 weeks). If you do not receive a verification email, it is your responsibility to send an email to Dana Irvin (parma@clemson.edu) checking on the status of your form.

Awards Ceremony

The Honors Awards Ceremony is only for students who have (at the minimum) completed Departmental Honors or Interdisciplinary Honors.

For May Granduates Only: When you fill out these forms please send a picture of yourself doing something interesting to Dana Irvin (parma@clemson.edu). This picture will be used for the slide show prior to the ceremony that your family and friends will see.

General Graduation 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 and you need to order them early.  (If you completed departmental honors research you will receive a medallion from the  Honors College to wear at graduation.)

Graduation Announcements

Graduation announcements can be ordered at www.balfour.com.  There is now an option to add "Calhoun Honors College" in the honors section.

Cap and Gown

Please visit the Clemson University Bookstore website.

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, including:

  • Graduation Application
  • Parent Information
  • Graduation Calendar