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Awards/Honors Day

Main Campus Honors Day
Each academic school will be hosting an honors program. If you are requested to attend, you will receive information from your school. If you have questions about attending, please contact the person listed below. Dates, times and locations of these events to be announced.

 School  Date  Time    Location  Contact Person
 Health Sciences  April 30  4:30 p.m.  Caruso's Restaurant  Cathy Swick, Ph.D.
 Education  April 30  5:30 p.m.  Fred Zollner Athletic Stadium  Mechelle Snyder
 Business  May 8  8:00 a.m.  Witmer Clubhouse  Valda Colbart
 Engineering  May 8  1:00 p.m.  Fabiani Theatre  Kerri Dowell
 Arts & Sciences     Times and locations vary by department  Terry Dirrim


SPS Honors Day
SPS Honors Day program will be held on Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m., in Fabiani Theatre which is located in the Rick L. and Vicki L. University Center on the Trine University main campus, Angola.

Graduates receiving honors will be the participants, with their families, guests, and friends invited to attend in support of the graduates′ accomplishments. Award recipients (participants) should dress in cap and gown and plan to arrive 30 minutes early to line up for the procession in the Link (the first floor of the library in the Rick L. and Vicki L. University Center on the main campus). At the Link, name cards will show your place in line and recipients will line up for the procession.


Latin Honors - Main Campus and SPS
For undergraduate students, Latin Honors will be printed in the commencement program based on your current standing. A cumulative GPA is required as outlined below. In addition, a minimum of 40 credit hours must have been earned from Trine by the end of the spring semester. If your academic status changes from that printed in the program, your diploma will be printed with the correct recognition. Graduate students are not eligible for Latin Honors recognition.

  • Cum Laude 3.500-3.749
  • Magna Cum Laude 3.750-3.949
  • Summa Cum Laude 3.95-4.00

 A preview of the entire honors listing will be available on the website.


Commencement Practice
The best way to make an event run smoothly is for all participants to know what is expected. This is why commencement practice is so important.

When: Friday, May 8
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Where: Ketner Sports Center in Hershey Hall


Senior Celebration
You are invited! Trine University is hosting a Senior Celebration for graduating seniors and guests from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, in Hershey Hall Main Gym. The Senior Celebration is FREE for graduating seniors. Tickets for family members and guests cost $12 each. This evening includes delicious food, live entertainment and a cash bar. Casual attire is encouraged. Please make your reservations by Friday, April 24 by calling 260.665.4168 or email werlingl@trine.edu.