Honors Convocation

59th Annual Honors Convocation

San Jose State University will recognize the academic achievements of 2,764 President’s Scholars for the Spring 2020 and/or Fall 2020 semesters.

Virtual Event

This year's ceremony will be held virtually on Friday, April 23, 2021 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. The program will include a live streamed virtual kick-off event hosted by President Papazian and Provost Del Casino, followed by a keynote address by the 2020-21 Outstanding Professor, and conclude with the Dean's presentation of the honorees.

Save the date and join us for San José State University’s virtual celebration of our exceptional students! Please be sure to bookmark this page and check back here on April 23rd for the live-stream ceremony.

President's Scholar Recognition Website

SJSU has also created a website to recognize the President's Scholars. Visit the recognition webpage.

About Honors Convocation

San José State University hosts the Honors Convocation each spring to honor its distinguished students who have achieved academic excellence. Undergraduate students who have earned an SJSU GPA of 4.0 for the spring and/or fall semester prior to the Honors Convocation ceremony shall be awarded the distinction as President’s Scholars. See more on qualifications.


The Honors Convocation was inaugurated in 1962 by three honor societies, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa Faculty Club, to recognize and encourage superior academic achievement at the University.

Note: Latin Honors at Graduation is separate from the designation of President's Scholar. Latin Honors is awarded during Commencement. More information can be found here.