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Diplomas

The Registrar's Office is responsible for the distribution of diplomas to academic departments for presentation.

Receiving Your Diploma

Undergraduates and some masters students who have completed all of their degree requirements prior to Commencement will receive their diplomas at the departmental events. Undergraduates completing their degrees in August and degree candidates who do not attend the May Commencement will receive their diplomas in the mail. Students should make sure that a current physical address/contact information is on file with the Registrar's Office.

Double Majors and Interdisciplinary Programs

Undergraduate students with double majors and those who major in interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Public Policy, Women's Studies, Neuroscience) must select a departmental ceremony to attend at which they will receive their diploma.  You should provide Registrar's Office with your departmental selection by the last day of classes so your diploma is sent to the correct department for presentation.  Although several interdisciplinary programs have events on Saturday to recognize their graduates, no diplomas will be issued at these events.

Graduate Students

Masters students in some programs will receive their diplomas by mail. Likewise, doctoral students will either receive their diplomas at their departmental event or by mail, depending on the school issuing the degree. Check with your department to verify whether your doctoral diploma will be distributed at the departmental ceremony or sent to you by mail. Students should make sure that a current physical address/contact information is on file with the Registrar's Office.