Diplomas are normally available by late July following the May commencement date. A student's name appears on his or her diploma exactly as it appears on the University's computerized database. Students must file a name change request with the Office of the Registrar by April 1 in order to have their diploma reflect that change. Changes in first or last name require official documentation, e.g., marriage certificate or court order. The addition of a middle name or initial does not require supporting documentation.
Diplomas are released upon determination of academic eligibility and financial clearance. Graduates who have an unresolved financial obligation to the University will not receive their diplomas until that obligation has been fully resolved.
January 21, 2009