Commencement & Diplomas

Commencement

It is highly recommended that students, family, faculty, and staff take the opportunity to celebrate this momentous accomplishment. The university holds a single commencement ceremony each June. Students must RSVP their intention to attend via MyOSU (under My Student Stuff, click Apply to Graduate). Detailed information is sent to the current mailing address of eligible students in April of each year. Oregon State University has a long-standing, proud tradition of providing each student with his or her own diploma at the commencement ceremony. Find out more details at the Commencement section of this site.

Diplomas

With the exception of Spring term, diplomas are available approximately 2 weeks after the posting of degrees. Diplomas may be obtained in one of three ways:

  1. Students attending commencement may receive their diploma at the ceremony if the student is on track to meet all requirements.
  2. The student or their authorized designee may pickup their diploma at the Office of the Registrar.
  3. The Office of the Registrar may mail the diploma to the student upon receipt of a written request and the applicable shipping fee.

For details visit the Diplomas section of this site.

Diplomas

For more information see “Applying for Graduation & Important Dates and Deadlines".

With the exception of Spring term, diplomas are available approximately 2 weeks after the posting of degrees.

Picking Up a Diploma in Person

Diplomas are retained in the Office of the Registrar. Students may pick-up their diploma in person at commencement or at the Office of the Registrar. Students who choose to pick up their diploma at the Office of the Registrar must present picture identification before receiving their diploma.

Can someone pick up a diploma on the student’s behalf?

Yes, the graduating student can authorize another individual to pick up their diploma by dropping off a Diploma Release Request form in person at B102 Kerr Administration Building OR send it via their ONID email to: graduation@oregonstate.edu. Students with an inactive ONID email account will need to provide a copy of their photo ID with the Diploma Release Request form for identification purposes. To pick up the diploma, the authorized individual must present photo ID at the Office of the Registrar.

Mailing Diplomas

Students may have their diploma mailed to them by completing the Diploma Mailing Request/Duplicate Diploma Order form and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar along with payment for the mailing fee. The diploma will be mailed to the address provided on the request form.

Diploma Copies

Students can obtain a duplicate diploma by completing the Diploma Mailing Request/Duplicate Diploma Order and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar along with payment of the duplicate diploma fee. Processing time for such requests is 2 to 4 weeks.