Together with MarchingOrder, we have created graduate recognition slides to acknowledge graduates during the Virtual Commencement and Degree Conferral Ceremonies. Graduates, along with family and friends, will have the opportunity search for personal slides or the slides of friends, and download slides to share across social media. The graduate slide will list the graduate's name, degree, school or college, and a photo and message, if submitted, in addition to the reading of the graduate's full name.
In March, graduates received an e-mail providing them with the opportunity to upload a photo, along with a message (not to exceed 150 characters). In addition, graduates were able to phonetically spell their name or record it so that the name reader appropriately pronounces it when their slide is shown. Graduates who submitted a photo to MarchingOrder will automatically be included in a digital mosaic representing the Class of 2021. The deadline to upload photos and messages to the graduation slide was Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11 a.m. EDT.
The graduate slides are not an official graduation list. While every effort was made to ensure accuracy, deadlines may result in omission of some names and use of names of persons not completing graduation requirements as intended. The graduate slides, therefore, should not be used to determine a student's academic or degree status. The university's official record for conferral of degrees is the student's permanent academic record, maintained by the Office of the Registrar.
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