Final date for all graduating students to submit a request for a diploma name change or unique diploma name to the Registrar's Office.
Diploma names are displayed on diplomas and are used in the Commencement program, lists of graduates, and Commencement related press releases.
If you’d like to create a diploma name, please email us (include UIN) by June 10, 2023. Please be advised any diploma names provided to our office at this time will be used on your diploma and the News Bureau May list of graduates. However, since it is after the original April 2, 2023 deadline, it will not be included in the campuswide Commencement Program or any Unit Convocation ceremonies due to print deadlines.
Examples of diploma names include: using a middle name instead of a first name; using an abbreviated name (Tom instead of Thomas); using an Americanized name (Wendy instead of Haiyan); or using a name that better reflects one’s ethnic, racial or gender identity.
Please be advised that in some situations, the name appearing on your diploma may need to match other legal documents you possess.