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  • University Cords

    Undergraduate students who are baccalaureate degree recipients having earned at least fifty-six (56) credits at Monmouth University and have a cumulative GPA no lower than 3.50 will be graduated with honors. This distinction is indicated on the diploma. Academic honor cords, to be worn at Commencement, will be distributed to students with their cap and gown.

    • Cum Laude: 3.50 – 3.64
    • Magna Cum Laude: 3.65 – 3.84
    • Summa Cum Laude: 3.85 – 4.00

    Honor society and non-academic honor cords will be distributed by the advisor for each of the relevant organizations. If you are currently a member of such an organization, you should contact your advisor to determine if and when honor cords will be distributed to the graduating members.

  • Color Representation

    The colors you will see in the hoods of our faculty represent the various fields in which the degrees were taken:

    apricot_bulletApricot - Nursing

    orange_bulletOrange - Engineering

    brown_bulletBrown - Fine Arts

    pink_bulletPink - Music

    citron_bulletCitron - Social Work

    purple_bulletPurple - Law

    crimson_bulletCrimson - Journalism

    sage_bulletSage Green - Physical Education

    darkblue_bulletDark Blue - Philosophy

    salmon_bulletSalmon Pink - Public Health

    goldenyellow_bulletGolden Yellow - Science

    scarlet_bulletScarlet - Theology

    green_bulletGreen - Medicine

    yellowbrown_bulletYellow-Brown: Commerce, Business, Accounting

    lemonyellow_bulletLemon-Yellow - Library Science

    whiteblack_bulletWhite - Arts, Letters, Humanities

    lightblue_bulletLight Blue - Education