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UREG and the University of Virginia will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. On Friday, May 26th at 5pm SIS will be unavailable for maintenance until Monday, May 29th at 7am. All official transcript orders, including official electronic transcripts will be processed once we resume our normal business hours on Tuesday, May 30th.

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Starting with Spring 2016 graduates and forward, the University now offers a Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma).

How to get your diploma

Spring 2017 Diplomas and Degree Conferral

Diplomas for May 2017: Diplomas will be ordered for all Spring 2017 degree recipients after the degrees have been posted in SIS.

Degree conferral information for all schools, except Law, is expected to appear in SIS between May 22, 2017 and May 26, 2017.

Diplomas will be mailed within 6 weeks of Final Exercises to the student’s identified Diploma Mailing Address. To update the Diploma Mailing Address after submission of the Application to Graduate, changes can be made in the SIS Student Center under Personal Information. In order to guarantee shipment of the diploma to the correct address, any changes in SIS must be completed by May 1, 2017.

Graduates should allow six to eight weeks from the shipment date for the delivery of diplomas to domestic addresses. For international shipments, additional delivery time may be required. CeDiplomas will be available the same day as diploma shipment. Graduates will be notified via their UVA email when the diploma has been shipped and the CeDiploma is ready for downloading.

Fall 2016 Diplomas

Diplomas for December 2016 graduates were shipped on January 24, 2017. The diplomas were shipped to the Diploma Address that was on file at the time of degree conferral. Graduates should allow six to eight weeks for delivery to domestic addresses. For international shipments, additional delivery time may be required.

CeDiplomas are now available for download by using the link in the SIS Student Center.

Diploma Pickup & Mailing – Degree Recipients December 2014 and Prior

To claim a diploma that is currently being held in UREG, bring a photo I.D. to UREG during regular business hours. If you wish to have someone pick up your diploma for you, please complete the Authorization to pick up Official Document Form giving them permission to claim your diploma. Diplomas can also be mailed upon request.

If you cannot pick up your diploma in person, you can have it mailed to you by completing the Diploma Request Form.

Diploma Information

The size of the UVA Diploma is 17" x 22".

Replacement/Duplicate Diplomas

Replacement Diplomas: Unless the original diploma is returned with the request form, the replacement diploma will have the word 'replacement' inscribed at the bottom.

Duplicate Diplomas: A duplicate diploma will have the word 'copy' inscribed at the bottom.

Miniature Diploma

Mini Diploma

Hand crafted, pride in workmanship combined with current technology ensures that your Miniature Diploma is a replica of your University of Virginia diploma. (Note: Miniature Diplomas are printed in the current University format, including current President, Dean, and University Registrar's signatures.)

Complete the Miniature Diploma Request form and mail with payment to:

UREG (Office of the University Registrar)
P.O. Box 400203
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4203
UREG (Office of the University Registrar)
1001 N Emmet St
Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833

Miniature Diplomas are ordered around the 1st of every month, and will be made to order within 6 – 8 weeks.

Questions: Contact for more information.


Beginning with May 2016 graduates, the Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma) can be utilized for providing proof of graduation in instances for which the diploma is explicitly required. This electronic credential can be easily shared with third parties and validated by the University.

If you need a copy of your diploma for certification purposes, take your original diploma to a copy center and have an 8.5" x 11" photocopy made. Mail the copy to UREG (Office of the University Registrar) and we will certify and notarize it as being a true copy of the original.

We recommend that you first verify that some other document won't serve the purpose. Usually, companies or government agencies are looking for official proof of graduation, and only in rare cases involving foreign governments is a copy of the actual diploma needed. A certification or transcript can be obtained for less cost and in less time. (See Credentialing Services).

International Authentication (aka. The Hague Apostille): Contact Virginia's Secretary of the Commonwealth. For individuals utilizing the CeDiploma, an Apostille is neither required nor necessary. Documents can be validated through this University website to provide absolute confidence in the credential's authenticity. Questions should be redirected to

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