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 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

Honor cords are provided every Spring commencement season.  Please check back for 2021 distribution dates.  You may email for additional information, or questions.

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

The Class of 2020 degrees are currently being conferred and diplomas are being ordered. You will receive an email from Michael Sutter Co., the e-mail will include information about your diploma and a complimentary eDiploma which is a gift from the Commencement Committee, to students who were registered to graduate at the May 2020 Commencement Ceremonies.  If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office at