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Lehman College Honors Convocation 2019

What is the Honors Convocation?

Honors Convocation is a formal opportunity to recognize the most academically accomplished students at Lehman College. Each year, at the end of the spring semester, Lehman celebrates the achievements of its undergraduate students graduating with College Latin Honors at the Honors Convocation.

College Latin Honors

Effective fall, 2019, students are eligible for College Latin honors at graduation if they have completed at least 50 indexable credits in residence at Lehman College, with a minimum cumulative index of 3.5.

The following Latin honors may be awarded:

  • Cum laude: Index of 3.5-3.74
  • Magna cum laude: Index of 3.75-3.84
  • Summa cum laude: Index of 3.85-4.0

Second degree students are not eligible for College Latin Honors.

Honors Convocation

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:30 PM*
Performing Arts Center
Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, NY 10468

*Students will lineup outside according to their Honor (Summa, Magna, Cum Laude) at 6:00PM

Watch Honors Convocation Video

Honors Convocation Photos

Honors Convocation Slideshow

Student Speaker

If would like to be the Student Speaker at the Honors Convocation, please submit in writing a two-minute speech addressing the topic “An experience at Lehman I will never forget.” Speaker selection will be based on the speech and the presentation. Please send your written speeches by May 15th to: If you are a finalist, we will ask you to come to the Academic Programs Office to present your speech.

Following are some of the characteristics we are looking for in a speech for Honors Convocation:

  • Specific and Detailed
  • Meaningful message that all can relate to
  • Dramatic and Memorable
  • Original
  • With Humor

You can put the speech in an essay format.

We will invite the finalists to Academic Programs office to present their speech. After that a final decision will be made.

Thank you photos/dedications to family, friends, faculty.

At the beginning and end of the Convocation there will be a photo display on the large screen on stage. The theme this year is “Thank you to friends, family, faculty that helped me on my path to College Honors.” Send a picture of anybody you feel made a difference, and include a dedication statement in 20 words or less. (Example: “Thank you, Dr. Smith, for helping me when I was ready to give up”). The picture can be of the person(s) you’re thanking, of you and that person(s), or of yourself. Please send your photos and dedications by May 20th to:

You can submit multiple photos and dedications. If we get a large number of submissions, we may have to do some editing, but in the meantime, please feel free to send.

We will continue to update our website as more questions come in.

Honors Convocation FAQs

How many guests can I bring to the event?

Each student is allowed to invite up to three guests.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking for students and guests will be available at the student parking lot at Goulden Avenue.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Visit our office in Shuster Hall, Room 302, or send an email to: or call us at 718-960-7806.