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The information that follows is a general explanation of procedures related to graduate diplomas for commencement ceremonies, year after year.

All graduates participating in the ceremony will receive a diploma cover when they walk up the stage, containing a congratulatory note. No official or personalized document is handed out to graduates during the ceremony.

The actual diploma or certificate is mailed to graduates upon verification of completion of all their requirements. Spring graduates should expect their degree(s) or certificate(s) posted on their transcript by July or August of the year they graduate. Diplomas and/or certificates of achievement for spring are usually mailed by September. 

For information on the processing and mailing of diplomas or certificates, please refer to the Admissions and Records Diploma website.

If your address changes before August, please update your mailing address in the Admissions and Records Office by submitting a Change of Information Form found on the Admissions and Records website. If you have any questions regarding your diploma, please call the Admissions and Records Office at (707) 256-7201 or email .