All students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.00 to be eligible to receive a Kalamazoo College degree.
Diploma Granting Dates
Kalamazoo College grants degrees in March, June, September, and December of each year.
Commencement ceremonies are held each year in June. Members of the graduating 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, even though a diploma will not be granted until the required 36 units (exclusive of PE) are completed. An actual diploma, reflecting the appropriate degree date, will be released once all graduation requirements and financial obligations have been met.
Graduation Honors (Latin Honors)
The Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded cum laude if a student graduates with a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 to 3.699; magna cum laude with an average of 3.7 to 3.899; and summa cum laude with an average of 3.9-4.0. 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 awarding students for honors. Departments may set additional requirements. This honor is announced at Commencement and recorded on the academic transcript.
An official catalog is produced each summer for the following academic year and stored in the Archives section of this site. These versions are used for degree audits. Throughout the year, approved changes are incorporated immediately. Updates that have been submitted and approved by early summer will be included in the archival catalog for the next academic year in mid-summer.