Each year, USU holds a graduation ceremony at a select location in the greater San Diego area honoring all graduates from the academic year. Graduates receive their diplomas within 8 weeks of graduation.
2017 Graduation Ceremony Information
Location: Liberty Station, San Diego, CA
Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017
Student Commencement Guide: Please click here for printable map, parking, check-in locations, dress code, etc.
Recognition is rarely in short supply at USU. Teachers frequently congratulate those who achieve great things in the classroom, and students often congratulate each other on their success. Each year, however, USU recognizes a select group of individuals who earn outstanding grades in their studies. Students who demonstrate exceptionally high academic scores are eligible for graduation honors. Academic honors are posted to the final transcript when the student’s degree is conferred. These honors include:
Summa Cum Laude graduates hold a GPA of 3.80-4.00.
Magna Cum Laude graduates hold a GPA of 3.65-3.79.
Cum Laude graduates hold a GPA of 3.50-3.64
Graduate students who with a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 or above will be eligible for graduation honors and awarded the status of “With Distinction.”
Graduation Application, Caps & Gowns