Honors Braids

Undergraduate Honors

Undergraduate students who graduate cum laude, magna cum laude, or summa cum laude may wear an "honors braid" at Commencement. To qualify, a candidate for graduation must meet the following criteria:

  • a minimum of 36 units in residence at CSUDH;
  • a cumulative GPA of at least 3.4; and
  • a minimum GPA for all units taken at CSUDH of 3.4.

You must meet all three requirements by the end of the fall semester prior to Commencement in order to qualify for this symbol of outstanding academic achievement.

You may purchase the honors braid at the University Bookstore. The bookstore will have an official list provided by the Admissions and Records Office of all graduates who meet the above criteria. If you qualify, simply show your student ID at the bookstore.

NOTE: Graduate students are not eligible; and the "honors in the major" distinction does not apply to the honors braid.