Pronunciation of Candidate Names

An email will be sent about a month prior to commencement asking you to send your name pronunciation to our name reader. Be on the lookout for the email.

As you can imagine, reading names at commencement is a daunting task, which is why we need your help. If you have an unusual or difficult-to-pronounce name, please write it out as phonetically as possible, using ALL CAPS for the syllables that get stress, with spaces between syllables, something like this:

  • Ludwig von Beethoven
  • LOOD vik fon BAY toe vun
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • VOOLF gong ahm uh DAY oos MOW tsart

If you need to, use words that your name rhymes with. You can also send a sound file of you saying your name!