Conferral of Degrees
Degree conferral requires submission of a Plan of Study by the student, that the student be in good academic standing and that all requirements for the degree have been completed satisfactorily by the deadline specified. The following schedule is as follows:
- May Graduates:
- All coursework (field internship hours included) must be completed by May 10, 2020.
- August Graduates:
- All coursework (field internship hours included) must be completed by August 24, 2020.
Degree Posting and Diplomas
Degrees are posted manually to your record and, consequently, your transcript may be updated 1 to 6 weeks after your actual conferral date. Notification is sent via email once your record has been updated.
Graduate diplomas are mailed approximately 10 to 12 weeks after your graduation date.
Diplomas are produced by an off-campus commercial printer and mailed via first class mail to the address designated as your mailing/billing address unless a diploma mailing address has been declared. There is no tracking information for first class standard mail. International shipping can take up to a month or longer. Diplomas will be withheld for those with an outstanding balance of $50 or more with the University.
University of Connecticut diplomas include the following:
- the University of Connecticut school seal;
- the school or college from which you are graduating;
- the name you have chosen to appear on your diploma when you apply for graduation;
- the signatures of the President of the University, the Dean(s) of your college(s), and the President of the Board of Trustees.
Minors and/or concentrations are not included on the diploma.
If you choose to attend the graduation ceremony, you will receive a diploma cover at that time. If you do not attend the ceremony, you can order a diploma cover through the Commencement Office.
Diploma Name & Address
The default name to be printed on a diploma is the Primary Name on your academic records. Students are allowed to edit first and middle names through the Diploma Name option in the Student Administration System, however any changes to last name will require an official name change request and appropriate documentation to facilitate the change. It is the student’s responsibility to review their name and make updates in a timely manner. Any diploma printed with an incorrect name will be subject to the standard replacement fee and timeframe. This includes spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and spacing. Please note there may be implications of having your name on your diploma differ from the name on your record, such as an inability to verify your degree or change in licensure or VISA status.
If you have questions about diplomas, contact the Degree Audit Office at (860) 486-6214.
The school does not automatically send transcripts. Instructions on how to request a transcript can be found on the Registrar website.
Student Business Cards
Students are able to purchase Business Cards through the Document Production Center. Click here for further information.
Please see the UConn Commencement website at https://commencement2020.uconn.edu/ for information on Commencement 2020.