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Watch the 2015 Commencement Ceremony

Honors - Cords of distinction


View Honor Cord List and Descriptions

Undergraduate Honors

In March 2014, a letter of notification will be mailed to the candidate’s local address or the most recent address we have on file. If you didnot receive your letter, please check all your recent addresses including your home. Undergraduates eligible to be considered for honors are for August or December graduates and for May candidates with a GPA of 3.30 and higher. This ranking is based on work completed at New Paltz as of the end of the Fall 2013 semester. The 2014 honor cords are $11. 

Candidates may pickup or purchase an honor cord at the College Bookstore, beginning Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  Please bring your honor cord notification letter, New Paltz ID and your confirmation number generated after you complete the Graduating Senior Survey. 

Department Honors/Recognition

Various Departments also have individual honors or recognition programs. The individual departments may distribute cords or sashes for you to wear during Commencement as well. Please inquire with your department chair or with your advisor to verify if there is an honors distinction or recognition specifically for your major/program or organization.

Greek Honors

Certain sororities and fraternities honor their members with academic honors. Check to see if your Greek organization provides such honors.