Commencement at Aquinas College

Hood Colors and Honor Cords

When ordering your cap, gown and hood, you will need to submit the information on your expected degree and official major based on your application for graduation. Your degree and official major will determine the color of your hood which will be part of your cap and gown order.

Aquinas College awards honor cords to undergraduate students based on their most recent completed semester cumulative GPA. Quad grades in the spring will not be considered. Honor cords will be included with your cap and gown package that you will pick up at GradFest.

Cum Laude cords (silver) are for students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better; Magna Cum Laude cords (maroon) are for students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or better; Summa Cum Laude cords (silver and maroon) are for students who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.9 or better. If you believe you qualify for this honor, please check with the Registrar’s Office before graduation day. No changes can be made after May 6, 2019.