Diplomas for May 2016: Diplomas will be ordered for all Spring 2016 degree recipients after their degrees have been conferred and posted in SIS. Degree conferral information for all schools, except Law, is expected to appear in SIS between May 23, 2016 and May 27, 2016. Recipients are encouraged to check their unofficial transcript to verify that their degree has been conferred. The degree conferral date that will be used for all May graduates is May 22nd, 2016.
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 2, 2016. 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.
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.
The size of the UVa Diploma is 17" x 22".
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.
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:
Miniature Diplomas are ordered around the 1st of every month, and will be made to order within 6 – 8 weeks.
Questions: Contact email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.