Honors Convocation

Honors Convocation ceremony

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 2020 Honors Convocation will take place on Saturday, April 18, at 5 p.m. in the Park Center Alumni Arena.

Honors Convocation is an official college ceremony. Students are asked to wear professional attire. 

Top Five Percent Recognition

Students in the top five percent of their class are notified in late Feb. Invitations and letters from the President's Office are 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 Honors Convocation 2020 will be posted Feb. 1, 2020
Class year is determined by total number of credit hours as of Feb. 1, 2020

Awards and Scholarships

Awards and scholarships presented at Honors Convocation are determined in early March. Students are notified by the department or office that sponsors the award and receive a formal invitation to Honors Convocation from the President’s Office the first week of March. 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. 

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 the Special Events Office via email or phone at 607-753-5453.


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