Decemeber 2020 Frequently Asked Questions
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- When will the new virtual commencement occur?
- How do we watch the commencement ceremonies?
- Do I still need to do the Degree Application?
- How do I know if I have a HOLD on my student account?
- Does the graduate get to select the photo that will be used?
- Do I have to submit a photo?
- What do I submit for a personal message?
- Do I need a cap and gown for the December 2020 ceremony?
- Can I still purchase a cap and tassel?
- When will I receive information about graduating with honors?
- When will I receive my physical diploma?
- When will I receive my digital diploma?
- Can I pick up my diploma on campus?
- Whom should I contact if I have questions?
UNO’s December 2020 ceremonies will occur online on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 6 P.M. (CST). Separate virtual ceremonies will be held for each of UNO’s six academic colleges, UNL’s College of Engineering, and one for graduate studies degrees. More than 1,000 students are expected to receive their diplomas from UNO this fall.
We will host one ceremony per college, which can be seen on the commencement ceremonies page on December 18, 2020 at 6 P.M. An email with additional information and links will be sent to graduates closer to the day of commencement.
Yes, you still need to apply to graduate. The deadline is October 16, 2020. You can do this through MavLINK.
All HOLD information can be found on your MavLINK homepage. You must clear the HOLD with the appropriate department/person/college.
Yes. We ask that graduates provide a photo appropriate for a formal ceremony. We do not require a professional headshot. We have the following recommendations for taking a headshot at home:
Have someone else take the photo – no selfies.
Find an area with a background you like and stand a few feet away so there is some space between you and the background.
Find an area with window light and face the light.
Shoot tight – just head, shoulders and elbows in the photo without much space around you.
Have the photographer shoot straight-on – no high, low, or side angles.
Stand so your toes are pointed 45 degrees away from the camera and turn your torso to look back at the camera.
Stand up straight and smile!
Take several photos until you have one you like and send it our way!
No. You are not required to include a photo on your slide.
We encourage students to share their favorite Maverick moment or express appreciation for their family and friends. Messages must be limited to 150 characters. Please remember that this is a formal ceremony, and please do not use slang or derogatory terms.
You are also welcome to create your own cap and mortarboard, which measures approximately 10 inches x 10 inches. Tutorials and cap design ideas are available online on a variety of websites.
A congratulatory letter and your medallion will be mailed out with your diploma on January 26, 2021. There will also be a notation printed next to your name in the Commencement program.
Your diploma will be mailed on January 26, 2021. All degree requirements must be completed and campus holds must be released in order to receive your diploma. Please note we may experience shipping delays with the current COVID-19 situation.
Your digital diploma will be emailed to your preferred email account the week of February 1, 2021. A preferred email account can be designated in MavLINK. All degree requirements must be completed and campus holds must be released in order to receive your digital diploma.
No. Due to current social distancing guidelines in response to the COVID-19 situation, all diplomas will be mailed to you. If you need to update your diploma mailing address, please e-mail the Office of the University Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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