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 Honors at the Honors Convocation.
College Honors are awarded to undergraduate students who graduate with at least 60 credits completed in residence at Lehman College, of which at least 42 are indexable (awarded a grade), with a minimum cumulative index of 3.4.
- Cum laude is awarded for an index of 3.4 to 3.59,
- Magna cum laude for an index of 3.6 to 3.79, and
- Summa cum laude for an index of 3.8 to 4.0.
- 2019 List of Lehman College Students Graduating with College Honors (As of May 24, 2019)
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM*
Performing Arts Center
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, NY 10468
*Students will lineup outside according to their Honor (Summa, Magna, Cum Laude) at 6:00PM
Honors Convocation Photos
Honors Convocation Slideshow
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
- 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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 718-960-7806.