Students must fill out the diploma form (which will be made available in MyVista prior to graduation), specifying how they would like their name to appear on the diploma, as well as how to pronounce each name).
The diploma form will reflect your legal name as it appears on all official RVU student records. Any changes must be approved by the Registrar, Ashley Moran.
You are welcome to include – or not – your middle name. Think about how you want to be known professionally.
Nicknames are not permitted. (William, not Bob; Sandra, not Sandy).
Changing your name BEFORE graduation?
Complete the diploma form with your name as it WILL be when you graduate. Acceptable name change documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office before the diploma will be released. For specific information on acceptable name change documentation, please visit the Forms sub-section of the Registrar’s Office webpage.
Changing your name AFTER graduation?
Complete the diploma form with your name as it WILL be when you change your name. Your diploma will be held until acceptable name change documentation is submitted and processed by the Registrar’s Office. For specific information on acceptable name change documentation, please visit the Forms sub-section of the Registrar’s Office webpage.
Replacement diploma (damaged, lost, future name changes, etc.) orders are placed with the Registrar’s Office by completing and submitting a Diploma Replacement Request Form. The fee for a replacement diploma is $50.00.
Graduation and Medical Education Verifications
Requests for Graduation and/or Medical Education Verifications can be made by submitting a completed Enrollment Verification Request Form to the Registrar’s Office. Feel free to attach any specific documents that may be to be completed with your request.
Official transcripts can be requested by completing and submitting an Official Transcript Request Form.
For the Commencement ceremony, students are required to rent regalia (RVU covers the cost). More information regarding the rental process can be found in MyVista (including deadlines).