Diploma Information

In this section, you will learn more about your diploma:

Conferral Dates

See the conferral dates for the most recent and upcoming graduating classes:

Term Conferral Date
Fall 2023 December 19, 2023
Spring 2024 May 24, 2024
Summer 2024 August 16, 2024


Name Printed on Your Diploma

Students may use a name other than their Primary (legal) Name on their diploma. If the student adds a diploma name [pdf] before the deadlines below, we will use that name on their diploma. Otherwise the diploma will show the Primary Name from MySJSU.


  • The Diploma Name will be used exclusively for diplomas. Please properly capitalize all names. If any field contains an initial, a period should immediately follow the letter (ex. A., H. W.).
  • Transcripts and official university records will continue to use the student's Primary (legal) Name.
  • To update your Primary (legal) Name, submit the Personal Information Change Request Online.
  • After we print a diploma with the Diploma Name, students may order additional diplomas for a fee. 

Deadlines to add a Diploma Name:

Term Date
Spring June 1st
Summer August 15th
Fall January 5th


Printing and Delivery

We award degrees on a rolling basis and typically print diplomas 4-6 weeks after posting degrees in MySJSU. Typical diploma arrival dates are shown below:

Graduation Term Expected Delivery
Spring Early July
Summer Late September
Fall Late February

Mailing Address

Be sure that your diploma/mailing address is current in MySJSU. Submit any address changes before the deadline below. To update/ verify your address, go to Personal Information section in MySJSU.

We will send diplomas to international addresses.  However, the format of these addresses may vary. If you wish to use an international address, update your address in MySJSU and send an email to registrar@sjsu.edu to ensure we get your address in the correct format.

Deadline to add/ update Diploma Address:

Term  Date
Spring June 1st
Summer August 15th
Fall January 5th

Diploma Not Received

A hold on your account may prevent us from sending your diploma. If you have not received your diploma within two months from the end of the semester, please email your evaluator.  Students must report a missing diploma within 7 months of their commencement date. The deadlines are listed below:

July 31:  Fall Graduates
Dec 31:  Spring Graduates
Mar 31:  Summer Graduates

Information Displayed on the Diploma

Your diploma will include all majors, ONE minor, plus Latin and Department Honors if applicable. If you have more than one minor, contact your evaluator regarding which minor will appear. 

Holds on Your Account

Students with financial holds on their account will not receive their diploma. Check MySJSU to see if you have any holds. Inform your graduation evaluator when you have cleared your holds.

Replacement and Duplicates

You may place your diploma order online through our official diploma vendor, the Michael Sutter Company.

  • Order a replacement diploma:  There is a $10  fee for each diploma. Your diploma will be printed and mailed within three to four weeks of your order.
  • Order an Official eDiploma: An eDiploma is a signed and certified PDF of your original paper diploma.

Diploma Holders and Medallions

The Office of the Registrar will only send your diploma.  For more information about medallions, regalia, or other commencement materials such as a padded holder, visit the commencement site or email the Special Events Team.