Please log in to the Senior Online Name Recorder website at sonar.wesleyan.edu. Whether you participate or not in Commencement you must visit the website.
If you will be participating in Commencement, you need to record the pronunciation of your name as you would like it to be read during the ceremony on May 25. If you will not be participating in Commencement, you need to log in to let us know that as well.
To begin, please note the following:
- The online name recorder will NOT work with a mobile phone. It requires a MAC OR PC computer with built-in microphone input. Make sure that your computer is not muted and that the volume is turned up.
- Some newer versions of Google Chrome may have a problem with playing back the recording.
- If you have issues with your computer, there are two auxiliary computers with these microphones for your use, one at the info desk in Usdan and one at the student help desk in Exley.
If you will be attending, please record your name exactly as your family and you will want to hear it read. If you dislike your middle name, and it will not offend anyone in your family to omit it, you may do so. If you have additional middle names that are not in our official records, they can be read. If you are a “Jr.,” you can decide whether you want that included. Just remember that Commencement is a formal occasion, and should be respected as such.
There is space on the website for you to leave a note for the faculty members who will read the names, such as phonetic hints if you have a name that may be challenging for them to pronounce. If you are adding a name(s) that is not in the Registrar’s records, please be sure to pronounce it very distinctly.
Do NOT record your name in a space with a lot of background noise.
The deadline for name recording is 12:00 noon on Friday, May 2, which will give the faculty name-readers time to rehearse and to get back to you if they have questions as to the pronunciation of your name.
If you have questions or problems, please contact Kirby Hawkes at firstname.lastname@example.org.