Diplomas and Diploma Ceremonies

Each department and program offering a major in Arts and Sciences has its own diploma ceremony to which all majors are invited and at which diplomas are presented.  The Hajim School has one diploma ceremony for all its majors.

Students who complete a double major will find their diploma at the department that is listed first on their records.  (Students may ask the Registrar to deliver the diploma to the other department.)  If the times of the ceremonies do not conflict, students may attend both ceremonies.  Students who complete two degrees (e.g., a B.S. and a B.A.) receive two diplomas.  Certificates are distributed at the department ceremony.

Diplomas for Bachelor of Science degrees say “Bachelor of Science in (e.g., Chemistry)“.  Because of the liberal arts nature of the degree, Bachelor of Arts diplomas say only “Bachelor of Arts.”  Neither minors nor any departmental honors are included on the diploma.   The diploma will show any Latin honors.

The official transcript shows not only the major(s) and the date of graduation, but also any minor, clusters completed for the degree, departmental honors or distinction, Latin honors, election to Phi Beta Kappa or Tau Beta Pi, acceptance to Take Five or KEY, certificate completion and certain prizes.

Diplomas awarded at the end of the fall semester will contain Latin Honors notations as appropriate.

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