Texas Tech University


Honors Ceremony

In May and December of each year, the Honors College hosts a ceremony to recognize their graduates.

Please email honors.graduation@ttu.edu for information.

Honors Recognition

Honors College candidates earning a minimum of 24 hours of Honors coursework wear kite-shaped medallions. Medallions with gold ribbons indicate a notation of "With Highest Honors" (thesis) and red ribbons indicating a notation of "With Honors" (non-thesis).

University candidates earning a GPA of 3.9 or above are graduated Summa Cum Laude; those with a GPA of 3.7 to 3.89 are graduated Magna Cum Laude; and those with a GPA of 3.5 to 3.69 are graduated Cum Laude. Graduates earning these designations wear red cords.

Texas Tech University has five university-wide honoraries: Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, Mortar Board, Golden Key, and Omicron Delta Kappa. Members of these societies may wear their society pin, medallion, honor cords and/or stole. Please contact the campus chapter or national organization for more information.

Caps & Gowns

  • Texas Tech Regalia rental and purchase information: Commencement Regalia
  • All Bachelor's graduates must wear a stole over their gown.
  • All Bachelor's graduates must wear a Texas Tech tassel on their cap.