To: Candidates for Bachelor of Arts Degree
From: Rosie Villard, Administrative Assistant V
To ensure that your full legal name is spelled correctly on your diploma, we are asking you to confirm your diploma name. Please confirm your name as soon as possible.
In your WesPortal under ‘My Information’ click on Diploma Name. The name that we currently have on file will be displayed on this page. If your name is correct, please click on Confirm/Update button at the bottom of the page. If your name is not correct, please make any necessary corrections before selecting the Confirm/Update button.
Please note that you will only be able to update your name once per day – if you confirm your name in error, you will need to return to the page the following day to make any corrections.
If your name contains special characters or accents, please confirm the spelling of your name without the characters or accents. In order to make sure that the special characters or accents appear correctly on your diploma, you will be asked to link to the Special Character Diploma Name Confirmation form and send it to the Registrar’s Office.
To make a correction to your legal name for all other university records, you will need to bring a form of legal identification (birth certificate, passport, driver’s license, or legal name change document if your name has been legally changed) to the Registrar’s Office.
The diploma name system will close on Monday, April 18th at 11:59pm.
Leona (Rosie) Villard
237 High Street
Middletown, CT 06459
In preparation for graduation clearance, it is time to certify all your majors, minors and/or certificates.
Go to your Academics bucket in WesPortal and click on the Major/Minor/Certificate Certification link. You will see a separate link for each major, minor, and certificate you have. You must first mark the courses you wish to offer in satisfaction of each requirement by checking the box next to the course.
Once you have offered the appropriate number of courses to satisfy each requirement, you must choose a Capstone Experience at the bottom of the form and click the Save button to update. Then return to the landing page where you clicked into the form and you will see a Final Submit button appear. Click it to electronically route your form to your faculty certifier.
If you wish to offer a course that does not appear on your form, you may click the “request override” link on the requirement line where you want the course to appear. Please note that you will not be able to submit your final form for certification until all override requests have been resolved, so you should submit those asap. The student deadline for submitting all Major/Minor/Certificate Certification forms is March 11. Faculty have until 4/1 to complete certifications.
It is the student’s responsibility to submit their forms for certification. Majors, Minors, and certificates that are not certified will be dropped from your academic record at the end of the term.
If you have not already done so, please give this your immediate attention. If you need assistance, please contact Susan Krajewski, Senior Associate Registrar, at email@example.com.
Would you like to share your Wesleyan experience at graduation? If so, simply submit a 200-250 word essay answering the following question:
What has your Wesleyan experience meant to you?
The essay should be roughly equivalent to the speech you wish to deliver at graduation. Completed essays should be emailed to Dean Guerrero(firstname.lastname@example.org) by 12:00 noon on Friday, March 25.
All essays will be reviewed anonymously by the Senior Commencement Speaker Selection Committee, which will select several finalists for interviews from the pool. Interviews will be conducted in mid-April, after which the speaker will be announced.
Speaking at Commencement is a unique responsibility that should be taken seriously. If you are interested in becoming the senior speaker for Commencement, please don’t hesitate to submit an essay!