It is the policy of the university to hold diplomas and final transcripts until all financial obligations are met. Be sure you have cleared all financial obligations at least one week prior to graduation to avoid any delay in receiving your diploma and final transcript.
Diplomas will be available for pickup in the School of Graduate Studies on the date degrees are awarded, as posted on the Important Dates and Deadlines Calendar, for summer and fall graduates. Spring graduates will receive their diploma at Commencement. If you are unable to participate in the Commencement ceremony, spring diplomas will be available for pickup the following business day.
Students who wish to have a representative pick up their diploma are required to send Graduate Studies a request via email including the name of the representative and should ensure that the named person bring picture identification when picking up the diploma. If a student wishes to have the diploma mailed instead, Graduate Studies will offer this service for a fee. Orders and payments must be made online through the Diploma Mailing Process using Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. The costs are as follows:
The Diploma Mailing Process will be available to graduates beginning on the date degrees are awarded and will remain open for one month. These dates are posted on the Important Dates and Deadlines Calendar.
Should you have questions or need more information, please contact the School of Graduate Studies at 216.368.4390.