All students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 to be eligible to receive a Kalamazoo College degree.
Diploma Granting Dates
Kalamazoo College grants degrees in June, September, and December of each year.
Commencement ceremonies are held each year in June. Members of the senior class are expected to attend both Baccalaureate and Commencement. Students who have earned 27 units (exclusive of PE) upon completion of work for the winter quarter, or 30 units (exclusive of PE) by the time of Commencement, are eligible to march in the commencement ceremony. An actual diploma, reflecting the appropriate June or December degree date, will be released once all graduation requirements and financial obligations have been met. Students who complete work required for the degree just after the June or December graduation dates will not receive a retroactive graduation date. The graduation date will reflect the next available (June or December) date.
Graduation Honors (Latin Honors)
The Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded cum laude if students maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 to 3.74; magna cum laude with an average of 3.75 to 3.99; and summa cum laude with an average of 4.0. This honor is announced at Commencement and recorded on the academic transcript.
Honors in the Major
Honors in the major may be awarded at the discretion of departmental faculty at the time of graduation. Usually, departments consider the grade point average in the major, the results of the comprehensive examination (if required), and the Senior Individualized Project in recommending students for honors. Departments may set additional requirements. This honor is announced at Commencement and recorded on the academic transcript.