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Graduation & Medallion Ceremony

Graduation is the formal conferral of your degree and commencement, and the Medallion Ceremony, is a celebration of that conferral. All Honors Program students are checked and cleared for graduation in their final term at Drexel.

Graduation Process

Honors Program students should apply for their degree via DrexelOne. You can find the application process here.

Students who are pursuing Honors with Distinction should submit the Honors with Distinction form at the start of their final quarter.

If you are planning to participate in commencement ceremonies at the end of the Spring term but will not be graduating until summer or fall, please complete a Walkthrough Form with your advisor prior to the start of the Spring term. If your Honors Program requirements are not finished, you should reach out to an Honors Program advisor to discuss your plans for completion and your ability to participate in the Medallion Ceremony. You can find the Walkthrough form here.

Medallion Ceremony

All graduating Honors Program students who earned either Honors with Distinction or Honors status, are invited to attend the Honors Program Medallion Ceremony in June each year. Graduating Honors Program students are awarded Honors Medallions, which are to be worn over their graduation regalia at the University Commencement Ceremony. This achievement is noted on the student’s official University transcript and in the University Commencement Program at Graduation.

The minimum eligibility requirements for both levels of Honors Graduation are outlined in the Honors Program Plan of Study. All Honors Program students are encouraged to meet with an Honors Program Advisor early and often to ensure they are on track towards completing their requirements.

The 2019 Medallion Ceremony will be held Wednesday, June 12 from 4-5 pm in the Daskalakis Athletic Center (DAC). Following the Ceremony, the Honors Program is hosting a reception from 5-7 pm in the Drexel Basketball Courts. While the Medallion Ceremony is open to all, the Reception is ticketed with each student allotted up to three guests.

When and where does check-in start for the Honors Program Medallion Ceremony?
Graduates are asked to enter the DAC via Lancaster Avenue beginning at 3:00pm. Graduate and guest check-in will take place during 3:00-3:45pm. Graduates who arrive after 3:45pm may not be able to participate in the ceremony.

What is the dress code for this event?
The dress code for our graduates is business casual. No regalia should be worn to this event.

What will I be receiving at the Medallion Ceremony?
Graduates with Honors and Honors with Distinction will be awarded Medallions for their accomplishments. Individual graduates will be recognized on stage and presented with their medallion by the Dean.

Is there parking for this event?
Yes. Complimentary parking will be located at the Drexel University parking garage at 34th and Ludlow.

Seniors in the Honors Program will receive email updates about their graduation clearance and Medallion Ceremony during Week 4 of Spring term.

For more information about Drexel’s larger ceremony, please refer to Drexel University’s official guide to commencement ceremonies.