Name Pronunciation

The name of each candidate who is present at commencement will be read aloud during the ceremony. Those who plan to attend commencement exercises may use this form to provide guidance on how to pronounce the candidate’s name.
If your name is pronounced as a native American English speaker would normally pronounce, you do not need to complete this form.
1.  Record your name: Record your name -- speaking clearly and slowly -- as you listed it on the graduation application, using a cell phone. Files can be video with audio or audio only.

2.  Write the phonetic pronunciation: We suggest you also write out the phonetic pronunciation of your name.

3. Click Submit at the bottom of the page.


1 Start 2 Complete
Speak clearly and slowly.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: avi mov mp3 ogg wav m4a mp4.


Phonetic Pronunciation Key: Please separate syllables with dashes and indicate a STRESSED syllable with ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

Example name: Jacquelyn Fetrow

Phonetic pronunciation of first name: JACK-wah-linn 
Phonetic pronunciation of last name: FET-roe

All phonetic NAME fields  (FIRST, MIDDLE, LAST) are NOT required; only complete the field or fields you think need to be clarified. Example: do not enter “Smith” or “Williams”