Name Pronunciation

We are partnering with Name-Coach for the virtual Commencement ceremony. On the Name-Coach platform students can record and indicate phonetic pronunciation of their name. Additionally they can upload a picture that will be displayed at the virtual ceremony.

Students received an email from no-reply@name-coach.com on Wednesday, March 24 with a unique link for them to use to provide their name pronunciation and photo.

The due date to upload your photo and submit your name pronunciation is Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

If you have difficulty recording your name, contact the events office at 503.943.1901 or commencement@up.edu.  


Note to all students, their families and guests: Please know that every effort is made to ensure that names are pronounced properly at Commencement. The name pronunciation program, though helpful, is not a guarantee that all names will be pronounced correctly. Readers are instructed to contact the student directly if the student did not make a recording or if it was inaudible. Readers also know to check with students as they line up before the procession if they have not been able to reach the student by email. These processes have largely been successful; however, due to the high number of names read by each reader, mistakes sometimes happen. Readers try their best and understand the importance of the occasion for the students and their families and guests.