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Graduation Confirmation Form Instructions

Please follow the instructions below to ensure that the information listed on your diploma and in the Commencement program is accurate. It is very important to click the Save button after you complete the form before exiting.

Log in to YES (Your Enrollment Services).

Click on the Graduation link.

If you are unable to log in, please report this issue to

The following instructions will assist you in completing the online graduation form:

Biographical Information

Verify your phone number and Vanderbilt email address. You may update your phone number via the Address Change application if necessary.

Click Next.

Full Legal Name

If your full legal name is incorrect, you must complete a Name Change Form and submit it along with any required documentation to the Office of the University Registrar:

hand-deliver:  110 21st Avenue South, Suite 110


mail:  Office of the University Registrar
           PMB 407701
           Nashville, TN 37240-7701

Except in cases of data entry error, name change forms must be accompanied by legal documentation (i.e. marriage license, birth certificate, or court order) to support the change. International students may supply a copy of their passport.

Diploma Name

You have some flexibility concerning how your name appears on your diploma. For instance, you may initialize your first or middle name. Nicknames are not permitted. If you would like your name modified, please indicate this in the diploma name field. We will contact you if your request falls outside acceptable guidelines.

Name Pronunciation

You may insert accent marks by clicking on the accent mark box.

Print your name in phonetics as it should be pronounced at the Commencement ceremony.

Click Next.

Address Updates

The following addresses may be updated in the system through April 27, 2018.

Ceremony Information: Address to mail information regarding the Commencement ceremony.

Diploma: Address to mail your diploma (if you do not attend the ceremony).

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Home Country/ Home City / Home State

Review/update the Home Country, Home City, and Home State listed. This information will be listed in the Commencement program.

Click Next.

Degree Information

Indicate whether you are planning to attend the Commencement ceremony for this degree.

Latin Honors

Tentative Latin honors are calculated for undergraduate students based on their current cumulative grade point average.

College Honors / Honor Societies / Departmental Honors

If your school offers College Honors, you may use this section to report the College Honors you are hoping to receive. Departmental Honors and Honors Societies will display as reported to the Office of the University Registrar by your school.

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If you are earning a Ph.D.:

Hooding Information: You may enter up to two hooders for the Ph.D. Hooding ceremony.  Select whether your hooder is an affiliate or Vanderbilt employee. Enter the hooder’s name and email address.

Dissertation/Thesis/Capstone Project Title: Verify your dissertation title and report any discrepancies to

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