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 January 19, 2024. Please be advised any diploma names provided to our office at this time will be used on your diploma, the News Bureau December list of graduates, and will be included in the campuswide Commencement Program activities in May. However, since it is after the original October 29, 2023 deadline, it will likely not be included in any Unit Convocation ceremonies in December 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.