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Baccalaureate Mass and Honors Ceremony

Date: Sunday, December 14, 2014
Location: Mystical Rose Oratory, St. Louis School/Chaminade University Campus, 3140 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu
Time
2:00 pm: Baccalaureate Mass
3:45 pm: Honors Ceremony

What is Baccalaureate?

Baccalaureate is a traditional time of blessing and giving thanks. At Chaminade, Baccalaureate is celebrated as a Mass at which everyone is welcome. Graduates, families and friends are cordially invited to attend.

What is the Honors Ceremony?

The Honors Ceremony recognizes all undergraduate students graduating with Honors as well as those receiving the Outstanding Student Award in their respective majors. The ceremony is estimated to last 2 hours.

The qualifications for Honors are:

Candidates for a bachelorís degree who have completed at least 60 hours with letter grades at Chaminade University may be awarded honors at graduation:
Cum Laude (cumulative GPA of 3.51)
Magna Cum Laude (cumulative GPA of 3.76)
Summa Cum Laude (cumulative GPA of 3.96).

Candidates for a bachelorís degree who have completed 30 but less than 60 semester hours with letter grades at Chaminade University and who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.51 may be graduated with Distinction.

Your designation at the time of the ceremony is based upon last semesterís grades. Any change in the designation based upon this semesterís grades will be reflected on your transcripts and diploma.

Honors cords will be distributed at the Honors Ceremony.

Masterís Degree students will not be awarded Honors since attaining your Masterís degree is an honor in itself. Masterís degree recipients will be hooded on stage at the commencement ceremony.

If you are participating in the Honors Ceremony, you will need to attend a rehearsal beginning at 12:30 pm in the Mystical Rose Oratory.