Special recognition is accorded to undergraduate students who show distinction in academic achievement. Honors may be awarded on the basis of cumulative averages, as follows: Cum Laude (3.45-3.64), Magna Cum Laude (3.65-3.84), and Summa Cum Laude (3.85-4.00). Students must have completed 60 semester hours of work at Bryant University to be eligible for honors. Graduate students must attain a grade point average of 3.75 or better to graduate with honors.


Commencement ceremonies honor certified graduates and candidates for degrees who have been scheduled to complete course work by the end of the academic year (July 31). Diplomas are issued after grade reports are completed and candidates are fully certified. Graduation honors noted on the Commencement program are based on cumulative records as of the end of the fall semester; honors recorded on the diploma are based on finalized cumulative averages.