Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), if you withhold any of the following information your name will not be printed in the commencement program:
- your name
- program of study (college, major, or campus)
- honors and awards received
Students planning to participate in the commencement ceremonies, please go to Howdy
, and select the “My Information” icon, scroll to the bottom of the page to remove any directory holds you may have placed on the previously mentioned items. Due to the production of the commencement program, students must initiate FERPA holds no later than two weeks prior to the commencement ceremony to have information withheld from the program.
If you elect to withhold your name from directory information, you also will be unable to participate in the appropriate graduation ceremony and we will be unable to verify your graduation information to employers after your degree has been conferred. Students should contact the Degree Audit section staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to make any changes or ask any questions.