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Diploma Name

Please note that you must verify the spelling of your name, as you wish it to appear on your diploma by logging into SIS at After logging in under the About Me tab, click the pencil next to your name. You will be brought to another window, click Add Name, choose Diploma name. Update your diploma name and click save if you wish to have your full middle name or just initial. If using your middle initial only, please include a period after the initial if desired. You may also update with any accents marks or special Characters. All diploma names will be reviewed for compliance with the Tufts preferred name policy. Tufts University recognizes that members of the Tufts community may prefer to use names other than their legal names to identify themselves. Tufts University acknowledges that a “preferred name” may be used on certain University records as long as the use of their preferred name is not for the purposes of misrepresentation or otherwise prohibited by state or federal law. See the Tufts Preferred Name Policy. This must be done by Friday, February 18, 2022.

Certified Degrees

The week prior to commencement, by logging in to SIS and select My Graduation Status, you will be able to see that you are certified, check your Commencement venue, and check for any outstanding holds on your account. On Friday, May 20th, after 9:00am, you will be able to see the latin honors you are receiving, if applicable. 

Receiving Your Diploma

To pick up your diploma, you will need your marching card and/or your student ID.

Diplomas will be distributed in Dowling Hall immediately following Phase I of Commencement until 4:00 p.m.  Diplomas will also be available at the Student Services Desk in Dowling Hall the following week between Monday, May 23, and Friday, May 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Your diploma (if not picked-up at Commencement) will be mailed to your home address, in the absence of a diploma mailing address. Diploma addresses must be entered before Commencement, but you are encouraged to add it on or before February 28 while updating your name.