Commencement Information

Commencement Ceremony

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
Time: 10am

Student Commencement Guide: Please click here for printable map, parking, check-in locations, dress code, etc.

Academic Honors

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:

Undergraduate Students
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
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

Complete your Graduation Application by using the following link: Graduation Application
Caps and gowns must be ordered directly from Josten’s.