Ohio University

Summer 2019-20 Graduation and Requested Diploma Name

From: OHIO Registrar <graduation@ohio.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 7:46 AM
To: Students who have applied for Summer Semester 2019-20 Graduation
Subject: ACTION REQUESTED: Summer Graduation and Request Diploma Name

Dear Student:

We would like to accommodate the name you requested to appear on your diploma and in the commencement program when you applied for graduation. However, the name listed in our student information system, Rufus Bobcat does not match the name you indicated should appear on your diploma, Rufus Ping Bobcat. We can permit the name you requested to appear on your diploma and in the commencement program only if you provide supporting documentation for the name change. We must receive your name change documentation (see below for valid documentation) no later than Friday, July 31, 2020. If we have not received the documentation by end of day on July 31, 2020, your name will appear in the commencement program and on your diploma as it appears in our student information system (as listed above).

Please submit a copy of either a valid driver’s license and social security card (must submit both), a federal or state issued identification card and Social Security card (you must submit both), a valid passport, marriage certificate, divorce decree, or other court ordered documents to the Registrar Services division of the University Registrar’s Office. Our contact information is below.

Registrar Services
Office of the University Registrar
1 Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701-2979
T: 740.593.4324
F: 740.593.0216

Thank you for your prompt attention to this request. Congratulations on your achievement!

Debra M. Benton
University Registrar
Ohio University