Diplomas are mailed 6-8 weeks after the last day of the term in which you graduated. Degrees are awarded only once a term on the last day of the term, and you must submit a graduation application to have your degree awarded and get your diploma.
Diplomas are mailed to your primary address. We use the address on record on the last day of the term in which you're graduating. You can change your address in Student Self-Service. If you change your address before the last day of the term, your diploma will be mailed to the updated address.
Changing Your Diploma Name
Current students and alumni who graduated less than a year ago:
Step 1: Complete a legal name change with the Office of the Registrar.
Step 2: Email our office at email@example.com to let us know that you have submitted a name change and would like to update your diploma name.
Your diploma will display the date on which your degree is officially conferred. Degrees are conferred on the last day of the term as per the published academic calendar.
Convocation and Diplomas
The Convocation and Hooding ceremonies provide a joyful occasion for you to celebrate your achievement with your classmates, friends, and family. However these celebrations are primarily symbolic, and your degree has not yet been awarded at the time they occur. Only after all grades have been submitted and we have double-checked that you meet all degree requirements will your degree be awarded and your diploma printed. Your diploma will be mailed to you within 6-8 weeks after the end of the term.
Ordering Certified Copies of Diplomas
You may order a certified copy of your diploma. Instructions on how to order one are available on the Ordering Transcripts and Other Documents page. The certified copy of diploma is a photocopy of your diploma on regular paper. It bears the Registrar's signature and OHSU seal, and is mostly used for verification purposes. It is not an original or replacement diploma. Alumni who graduated spring 2023 or later: before ordering a certified copy of your diploma, check to see if your third party will accept an electronic copy of your diploma, which you can obtain through your Parchment account.
Ordering a Replacement Diploma
You may order a replacement diploma. Instructions on how to order one are available on the Ordering Transcripts and Other Documents page. The replacement diploma will look similar to your original diploma, although it will use the current diploma style and bear the signatures of current officials. If you received a damaged diploma, contact Parchment right away to request a replacement free of charge. Instructions are included with your original diploma. Replacement diplomas may require up to 8 weeks.