The Honor Graduate Recognition Ceremony will be held at 8:00 a.m. on graduation morning, in the Ataloa Theater, located in Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.

Hosted by faculty sponsors of campus honor societies, the ceremony recognizes students who are members of an academic honor society or have completed the University Scholastic Honors Program.  Students should arrive dressed in their caps and gowns by 7:45 a.m.  Sponsors from the academic honor societies and the director of the University Scholastic Honors Program will formally award academic regalia, such as honor cords, medallions, or stoles to each student as he or she is called to the stage.  Family members are welcome to attend.

The ceremony will conclude by 9:15 a.m. so that students may report for the university commencement ceremony.  Students should consult with their individual honor society to ensure they are included in the ceremony and their graduation regalia have been ordered.

For more information about this ceremony, please contact your honor society sponsor; the Honors Program director, Dr. Steve Benton, at (580) 559-5877 or; or Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Brenda Sherbourne at (580) 559-5204 or

Undergraduate students graduating with “academic achievement” (3.50-3.79 GPA) or “high academic achievement” (3.80-3.99 GPA) are recognized as a group during the commencement ceremony.  Students graduating with “highest academic achievement” (4.0 GPA) are recognized individually during the commencement ceremony.