It is important that students have their name cards on the day of Commencement. They are used to announce degree candidates as they approach the stage, and the bar code on the front of the card enables the students' names to appear on the jumbotron as they walk across the stage. Because name cards are also used to specify where Commencement picture proofs should be sent, students must write their street and e-mail addresses on the back of the card.
Students who graduated in August or December 2012 can expect to receive their name card at their diploma address during Spring 2013.
Students enrolled during the spring semester will receive their name cards as indicated below:
- Bachelor’s Candidates - In the Spring, students graduating in May, August, or December 2013 will be notified to visit the Office of the Registrar to pick up the name card. Students who are candidates for honors at graduation will have specially designated cards and will receive recognition during the commencement ceremony.
- Master’s & Doctoral Candidates - Students who are enrolled in spring semester classes will be sent a name card to their local mailing address. Graduate students are not eligible for Honors at Commencement.
- Master's and doctoral candidates who were formerly LMU undergraduates should confirm on PROWL that their local mailing address is not an outdated campus box: Personal Information > View/Update Address(es) and Phone(s). This will prevent delays in receiving the card.
Students who do not receive a name card should e-mail email@example.com.
Names will appear both in the Commencement Program and on the diploma as printed on the card. Because the diploma name must be the legal name as found on the student record, nicknames or alternate names (e.g., a married or maiden name) are not acceptable. Students must notify the Office of the Registrar of any corrections by Friday, April 12, 2013, in person or via e-mail.
Students receiving an additional degree will get a name card for each degree awarded and are welcome to process to the stage for each degree.
Students who have additional majors will get one name card and will go up to the stage with fellow candidates in their primary major.
Students are responsible for bringing their name cards on the day of Commencement for use during the ceremony. Students who forget or lose their name cards must check in with Commencement staff to get a replacement card.