2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin



Diplomas are issued eight to ten weeks after the conclusion of the term in which the student graduates. 

Diploma Name Policy

The student name listed on a diploma or certificate must match the official name on file at the University (first name, middle name, last name), with the following exceptions:

  • option of first name or initial;
  • option of diminutive or alternate form for the first name;
  • option of a first name which conforms with the graduate's genuine expression of gender identity;
  • omission of the first name when the middle name is used as a salutary name;
  • option of middle name or initial;
  • omission of the middle name;
  • inclusion of former or maiden name(s);
  • inclusion of proper capitalization and accentuation of name; and,
  • inclusion of Hispanic maternal surnames.

Neither titles nor degrees previously earned will be included as part of a graduate's name on a diploma.

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