Honor Cords

Students who are eligible to receive an honor cord from the colleges listed below may purchase their honor cord from the Ferris State University Bookstore.

  • College of Pharmacy
  • Michigan College of Optometry

Students who are eligible to receive an honor cord from the colleges listed below may pick up their honor cord from their college's Commencement Coordinator.

  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education & Human Services
  • College of Engineering Technology
  • College of Health Professions
  • Doctorate in Community College Leadership


Participating in commencement is not a certification of graduation, but rather a ceremony that celebrates academic achievements. Therefore, participation in any Commencement ceremony does not affirm the graduate has satisfactorily completed all degree requirements. Degrees presented at Ferris State University Commencement ceremonies are subject to the satisfactory completion of the specific requirements of the individual degree programs of the Colleges and University.

Honors requirements

Undergraduate Degree Designation Requirements
Masters Degree Designation Requirements
Doctorate Degree Designation Requirements

Students completing the requirements of the Honors Program wear an Honors Medallion at the graduation ceremony.

If you have any other questions about your eligibility to receive an honor cord, please contact your college's Commencement Coordinator.