As students process across the stage, they will be given a diploma cover. With the exception of doctoral candidates who will receive their actual diplomas as they cross the stage in the afternoon ceremony, all other diplomas will be mailed to students by the Registrar's Office in the weeks after the graduation ceremony.
Conferral of a degree occurs when the Registrar finalizes the student's academic record and confirms that all requirements have been satisfied. Participation in Commencement ceremonies does not constitute conferral of the degree. Similarly, inclusion of a student's name in such publications as the Commencement program does not confirm eligibility for the degree.
In order to ensure correct information on their diplomas all students must check their primary name through the SiS self-service account by April 18. See the step-by-step instructions (pdf).If you wish to change the way your name will appear on your diploma, please click "add a name" and select the name type as "degree" and enter the correct information.