Doctoral students graduating in the spring and fall are awarded their diplomas during the commencement exercises. Master’s students, both master’s and doctoral students graduating at the end of second summer session, or those students receiving permission to receive the degree in absentia can pick up their diploma during the designated pick-up dates and times in Registration and Records. Any diplomas not picked up are mailed by the Department of Registration and Records, which is also responsible for the ordering of diplomas.

Students earning a Master of Arts, Master of Science, Doctor of Education or Doctor of Philosophy degree will receive diplomas designating the degree but not the major or program of study. Students earning a master’s degree in a designated field will receive diplomas indicating the field of specialization, i.e., Master of Forestry.

Students with co-majors will have those identified on their transcripts, but not on their diplomas.

Apply to Graduate
Each student must make sure to Apply to Graduate in MyPack Portal for the term in which they plan to graduate in. It is advised that students apply to graduate when the defense is scheduled, but it can be done at any time in the semester up until 5:00 p.m. on the Apply to Graduate Deadline, which is the same as the Registration Required Thesis Review Deadline. The date is on the Graduate School Calendar. A student must apply to graduate in order to graduate, have transcript posted, and receive a diploma.