Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation ceremony

2018 Honors Convocation Ceremony

Each spring, SUNY Cortland recognizes students for their academic achievements at the annual Honors Convocation. Students in the top five percent of their class are acknowledged and awards and scholarships are presented at the ceremony.

The 2018 Honors Convocation will take place on Saturday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in the Park Center Alumni Arena. Honors Convocation is an official college ceremony. Students are asked to wear professional attire. 


We value your feedback, as we plan for the 2018 Honors Convocation we ask that you please take a moment to fill out an online survey. Click here to access the student survey and here to access the faculty and staff survey.

Live Feed of Ceremony

The 2018 Honors Convocation Ceremony will be available via live stream and can be accessed here on the day of the event.

Top Five Percent Recognition

Students in the top five percent of their class will be notified in late February 2018. Invitations and letters from the President's Office will be mailed to students and families, respectively. Students in the top five percent are asked to RSVP by date provided in the letter and should follow the instructions provided. 

The statistics for the 2017 academic year are listed below:
Freshmen-  3.76 to 4.13
Sophomores: 3.86 to 4.22
Juniors: 3.83 to 4.21
Seniors: 3.90 to 4.27

Awards and Scholarships

Awards and scholarships that are presented at Honors Convocation are determined in early March. Students will be notified by the department or office that sponsors the award. Students should follow the RSVP instructions provided in the notification letter. 


A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony for all students, guests, faculty and staff. 

Please note: There are several academic events occurring the weekend of Honors Convocation, including various honor society inductions. Students will need to RSVP to events individually as indicated on each invitation. 

For more information, please contact Special Events Coordinator for the Office of the President, Samantha Howell via email or phone at 607-753-5453.


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