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