Commencement 2020

Honors Cord / Diploma Information

Honors Cord

A gold cord worn around the neck of the gown signifies baccalaureate graduation with academic honors. Cal Poly Pomona grants honors upon graduation to students who have demonstrated academic excellence throughout their undergraduate careers.

Those receiving master's/postbaccalaureate degrees are not eligible for honors.

Honors apply to undergraduate students who graduate with an overall grade point average of at least 3.50. Spring Semester candidates must have had a minimum overall GPA of 3.50 based on Fall 2019 grades. Everyone who earns honors at graduation will have that designation noted on their diploma.  The honors are:

  • Summa Cum Laude: 3.80 - 4.00
  • Magna Cum Laude: 3.65 - 3.79
  • Cum Laude: 3.50 - 3.64

Due to new developments, we will provide new process for pick-up this year once we have more information.  Thank you for your patience, and understanding.

Diploma Information

Diplomas are sent to the students' mailing addresses on file. Those to whom a degree has been awarded will receive a diploma email from the Registrar's office asking that they verify the accuracy of their mailing address. This notice will be sent to the Cal Poly Pomona email account.

The Senior Exit Survey is attached to the diploma email.  The diploma will be mailed out once the survey is submitted.

To change your address on-line, please visit

Please note that the diplomas are sent directly to the graduate from a third party and will NOT be available for pick-up on campus unless prior arrangements have been made. Contact the Registrar’s Office at 909-869-3000 for further information.