Commencement Name Pronunciation Form
One of the proudest moments in a student's life is hearing his or her name announced at the commencement ceremony. Knowing the meaningfulness of this moment, we like to help ensure that your name is pronounced fully and correctly at this year's ceremony.
Take a moment to fill out this Pronunciation Form, printing your full name and underlining the syllable in your name that needs emphasis so we will know how it sounds. For example:
Tom Hennessey: Tom _Hen_-nuh-see
If you did not complete and submit this form, it will be assumed that your name is pronounced according to General American Dialect; we will not be responsible for mispronunciations. You will submit this form ONLY if you suspect that your name will be difficult to pronounce.
If you are particularly concerned about the pronunciation of your name, or are unsure about how to write it phonetically, stop by the office of the Dean of Students (Campus Center, second floor) to share your concern.