Recognition of Graduates
Reading of names and photo/video submissions
WKU is partnering with Full Measure, a third-party production company, to create a personalized video board experience for the ceremony. During the reading of the names at Commencement, there will be an accompanying slide on the video board with each participating graduate's photo/video and information.
You may have already received a text message with instructions to complete your information and upload your picture or video for a Commencement slide. If you have already submitted your information and photo/video, you do not need to take any further action. If you would like your Commencement slide to be displayed and your name to be read, you must visit the link provided in the text message and submit your information and photo/video no later than Friday, April 9.
If you did not receive the text message, we may not have an accurate phone number for you on file. In order to be individually recognized at Commencement, Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 graduates will need to visit https://flmsr.io/lu-EOeSrk8I to submit their photo/video and information and Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 graduates will need to visit https://flmsr.io/-PXMfTL5LhY to submit their photo/video and information.
Graduates who did not submit their information or photo for individual recognition by the April 9 deadline will need to get a reader card when they arrive at Commencement. Reader cards will be available at the table nearest the graduate's college flag during the Topper Walk line up. Graduates should stop by their college's table to pick up a reader card.
Photos or video clips of graduates will be shown on the video boards and included in the live stream and television broadcast. Here are some best practices and things to keep in mind:
- Wear your cap and gown, business attire, or your favorite WKU clothing
- Make sure you have good lighting and your face is visible
- Video clip submissions should be under four (4) seconds
- Audio from submitted videos will not be included
- Make sure that your submission is an individual shot/video and doesn’t contain multiple people
- Consider waving your favorite WKU Red Towel
WKU reserves the right to not include video clips or photos that aren’t appropriate for the formality of commencement ceremonies including, but not limited to: depictions of alcohol consumption, use of gestures generally understood to be offensive, and/or actions that may be either illegal or violate the WKU Code of Conduct.