Degrees are conferred only after the Registrar verifies that all requirements have been successfully completed.  Diplomas will be mailed within 6-8 weeks of degree conferral to the address specified on the Application for Graduation, or students may arrange to pick up their diploma and cover at the Registrar’s Office (diploma covers are not mailed).

Verify Mailing Address  Students must verify and/or update their mailing address by the Monday of Commencement week.  If the mailing address is incorrect and the diploma is not delivered, students will be responsible for purchasing a duplicate diploma (see below for details).

Verify Diploma Name The name printed on your diploma is taken directly from the graduation application which will default to your full legal name as entered in our system. You can edit the requested “Diploma Name” provided it matches the Diploma Name Requirements listed below.

Name changes must be updated prior to the start of your last term.

For changes to your preferred or legal name please submit a Name and/or Legal Sex Designation Change Request Form.

Diploma not delivered?  If you did not receive your diploma within the 6-8 week timeframe following conferral, and your mailing address is accurate, you have 30 days to alert the Registrar's Office and we will reprint and mail your diploma.  If you contact the Registrar's Office after a lapse of 30 days past conferral, you will be responsible for purchasing a duplicate diploma (see below for details).

Diplomas will not be released if there is a financial hold on the student's account.

Diploma Name Requirements
First name may be legal first name or preferred first name on record. 

Middle name(s) or initials are optional.

Last names must match your legal last name on record or a former last name on record.

Diploma Dimensions

The dimensions of bachelor and master degree diplomas are 8½ by 11 inches. Doctoral diplomas are 12 by 16 inches.

Duplicate Diplomas

Duplicate diplomas are printed and shipped through our vendor partner, Paradigm.  The cost for a duplicate diploma depends upon the degree you earned.  Pricing is as follows:

Bachelor or Masters degree - $35.00 + $15.00 shipping & handling per copy

Doctoral degree - $45.00 + $15.00 shipping & handling per copy

Requests may take up to 8 weeks to be processed and delivered. Name change documentation must be completed prior to ordering a diploma in a changed name. Orders will not be processed if there is a financial hold on the student account. Diplomas can be mailed, but will not be faxed or emailed. Pacific University is not responsible for diplomas lost or delayed in the mail.

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