Diplomas are not distributed during Commencement. During the commencement ceremony, you'll receive the diploma cover. Once all the requirements for your degree(s) are completed and the degree is formally awarded, diplomas are then mailed to your current mailing address on file. A diploma cannot be released if a student's account is not paid in full.
Allow up to six weeks once your degree is formally awarded for the diploma to arrive. As noted, diplomas are only mailed to the address on file, and we are not able to re-send returned diplomas. Should a diploma be undeliverable due to an incorrect address, the candidate must order and pay for a duplicate, using the Duplicate Diploma Request to do so.
If you need to update the address at which you would like to receive your diploma, please email email@example.com or update your mailing address in Banner.
Seattle Pacific University offers certified electronic credentials, known as a CeDiploma. It is an exact digital version of your physical Seattle Pacific diploma, using real-time, time and date stamped, fraud-proof validation. It is secured using Adobe digital signature technology to ensure trust in the qualifications. You may share as often as you wish, like sending to employers, as well as posting to social media sites like LinkedIn, if desired.
Students whose degrees were awarded after March 1, 2023 will receive an email with a link to order a digital credential when it is available from our trusted partner, CeCredentialTrust. To request a new download link, please use the CeCredential Trust site to resend the link (you will want to use your SPU email when prompted).
Students whose degrees were awarded before March 1, 2023 can order a legacy digital diploma using the duplicate diploma re-order form. The cost to re-order a legacy digital diploma is $75.
For more information visit our digital diplomas page.
Duplicate Diploma Requests
Once the initial diploma has been mailed, alumni are eligible to order duplicate copies. SPU Diplomas are printed using the legal name that students have on record in Banner. Should a student need to update their name before ordering a diploma, you may submit the Change of Directory Information request to our office. Please keep in mind you must also submit a legal document showing the name change. You may also update your preferred name in Banner in the Personal Menu.
Duplicate Diplomas can be ordered by clicking the link below, through our official Diploma provider, Paradigm
Diploma orders are processed every 2-4 weeks. Please allow an additional two weeks for shipping.