Candidates must complete an application for graduation with their respective academic dean. It should be initiated during the next-to-last semester or session and completed no later than the deadline published in the on-line Class Schedule.
Masters and Doctoral Students
Candidates must begin the application process with their advisors. Graduate degree candidates must submit an Application for Graduate Degree and final degree plan during the semester they expect to graduate and by the deadline stated in the on-line Class Schedule. Please access the following link to get more information on graduation guidelines:
Your Name and Readers Cards
Your Name at Commencement
While applying for graduation, you may have noticed that your name needs to be updated in the University database. For example, adding your full middle name instead of just a middle initial.
In order to change your name with the University, you must contact The Registration & Records Office.
This name change will affect your diploma, the commencement program, your name Reader Card, and all other university documents.
When you check-in, you will be given a reader card with your name. Please keep this card in hand at all times prior to and during the ceremony. When you approach the stage during diploma presentations, you will hand your card to the Commencement Reader.
If you have questions about how your name will be pronounced during diploma presentations, please contact the Registration & Records Office.