The Registrar’s Office will not distribute diplomas at the commencement ceremony. Each graduate will receive a diploma cover that contains a letter of congratulations from the Chancellor at their ceremony. Diplomas are printed only after requirements are checked for all graduates, approximately 6-8 weeks after commencement.
Note: The Registrar’s Office will not release a diploma to any student with a hold on his or her account.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I receive my diploma at the ceremony?
No. Each graduate will receive a diploma cover that contains a letter of congratulations from the Chancellor. However, it will not contain a diploma.
When will I receive my diploma?
The Registrar’s Office will print diplomas only after degree requirements are completed on all graduates, approximately 6 to 8 weeks after commencement.
Recent graduates will receive an automated telephone message when diplomas are ready for distribution. Any diplomas not picked up will be mailed to the address on file with the Registrar’s Office. Students are advised to keep their address and telephone number current by checking this information on the My UACCM Portal.
Will a hold prevent me from receiving my diploma?
Yes. The Registrar’s Office will not release a diploma to graduates with a hold on their account.
What name can I use on my diploma?
Graduates can use any combination of first name or initial, middle name or initial, maiden name, and last name as long as we have or see documentation that at some point in your life that was their legal name. No nicknames may be used on the diploma.
Will my honors status and membership in honors socities be on my diploma?
Yes. If a graduate's cumulative GPA is 3.50 or above, graduation honors will be printed on the diploma. A gold honors seal will be affixed to their diploma. If the graduate is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, for instance, and their cumulative GPA is 3.00 or above, a gold PTK seal will be affixed to their diploma.