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Program Proof FAQ
  1. My name is spelled wrong. How can I correct this? If you find that your name is spelled incorrectly, immediately contact your graduation analyst and let her know. You must check your program proof name by the deadline specified (the attendance card deadline for undergraduates and regalia deadline for graduate students).

  2. What if I do not want my name in the program? Can I have it removed? Yes, a student may have his or her name removed from the program. Please send an email to the Commencement Office at by the program proof deadline. NO removals can take place after the deadline has passed.

  3. Why should I look at the program proof? The program proof is important to make sure that your name is spelled correctly. It is important to review the program proof early to make sure your name, honors distinction and college information is correct. Please make sure you review the proof early to allow time for any errors to be updated and corrected.Diplomas are ordered from the program, so please ensure your name is correct. Any name changes or corrections after diplomas are ordered may result in an additional fee.
  4. I am receiving a Graduate Certificate, but my name is not printed in the program? Why? Graduate Certificate names are printed in the spring semester Commencement program only.
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