A diploma is an official document showing the successful completion of an academic program. The diploma displays the legal name of the individual, the degree earned, and the date the degree was awarded along with the seal of the University and signatures of presiding academic officers.


Diploma Issuance

Graduating students should see the graduation processing timeline to learn when diplomas will be issued.  The name appearing on your official diploma will be your legal name listed on the official academic record. You must verify that your legal name is correct. If the legal name needs to be updated, you can submit a Personal Information Change form prior to the deadline. Unresolved financial obligations will prevent the release of the official diploma, but not the conferral of the degree.

  • Most undergraduate majors do not display on the diploma. Your digital diploma will show more program details as can be seen in the sample.
  • You will only receive one diploma even if you completed two majors. Your digital diploma will show more program details as can be seen in the sample.
  • Undergraduate and Graduate students will receive their digital diploma 4-6 weeks after their school/college confirms the completion of degree requirements. After the digital diploma has been issued, students will receive instructions to request one copy of their print diploma at no additional cost. Unfortunately, digital or print diplomas cannot be issued any sooner than the dates noted for each graduation term.
  • Professional school students will receive their digital diplomas at the time of commencement if the degree is conferred prior to the ceremony.