Diplomas are not distributed during Commencement. You will receive yours once all the requirements for your degree(s) are completed and your grades have been posted for your degree.
During the ceremony, you’ll receive a diploma cover. Diplomas will be released when your degree has been awarded and all financial obligations to the University are met. See the timelines below for the time at which you will receive your diploma.
- Spring Quarter graduates: diplomas by mid-September
- Summer Sessions graduates: diplomas by mid-December
- Autumn Quarter graduates: diplomas by mid-March
- Winter Quarter graduates: diplomas by mid-June
Diplomas are mailed to the address submitted on your graduation application. If you need to update that address prior to earning your degree, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, use the Duplicate Diploma Request to do so.
Duplicate Diploma Requests
Alumni are eligible to order duplicate copies of their diploma, once the initial copy has been mailed. 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 through our official Diploma provider, Paradigm
Diploma orders are processed every 2-4 weeks. Please allow an additional two weeks for shipping.