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Starting with Spring 2016 graduates and forward, the University now offers a Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma).

How to get your diploma

Fall 2020 Degree Conferral

The last day to apply for Fall 2020 Graduation in SIS Self Service was Tuesday October 1st, 2020. If you need to apply for Fall 2020 Graduation, please contact your school registrar. Fall 2020 degree conferral will begin the week of December 18th. Diplomas will be ordered for all Fall 2020 degree recipients in January 2021after all degrees have been verified and posted in SIS.

The deadline to update the Primary Name that will appear on the diploma is December 1st, 2020.

Diplomas will be mailed to the student's Diploma Address in SIS. The Diploma Address can be updated in the SIS Student Center under Personal Information. In order to guarantee shipment of the diploma to the correct address, any changes in SIS must be completed by December 18th, 2020. Graduates will receive an email once diplomas ship and should allow six to eight weeks from the shipment date for delivery to domestic addresses. For international shipments, additional delivery time may be required. CeDiplomas will be available the same day as diplomas ship.

Spring 2021 Degree Conferral

The last day to apply for Spring 2021 Graduation in SIS Self Service is Wednesday, February 17th. Diplomas will be ordered for all Spring 2021 degree recipients after all degrees have been verified and posted in SIS.

The deadline to update the Primary Name that will appear on the diploma is May 1st, 2021.

Diplomas will be mailed to the student's Diploma Address in SIS. The Diploma Address can be updated in the SIS Student Center under Personal Information. In order to guarantee shipment of the diploma to the correct address, any changes in SIS must be completed by May 14th, 2021. Graduates will receive an email once diplomas ship and should allow six to eight weeks from the shipment date for delivery to domestic addresses. For international shipments, additional delivery time may be required. CeDiplomas will be available the same day as diplomas ship.

Diploma Information

The size of the UVA Diploma is 17" x 22".

Replacement/Duplicate Diplomas

Replacement Diplomas: Unless the original diploma is returned with the request form, the replacement diploma will have the word 'replacement' inscribed at the bottom.

Duplicate Diplomas: A duplicate diploma will have the word 'copy' inscribed at the bottom.

Miniature Diploma

Thank you for your interest, however as of March 1st, 2019 the miniature diploma is no longer offered by the University of Virginia.

Certifications

Beginning with May 2016 graduates, the Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma) can be utilized for providing proof of graduation in instances for which the diploma is explicitly required. This electronic credential can be easily shared with third parties and validated by the University.

If you need a copy of your diploma for certification purposes, take your original diploma to a copy center and have an 8.5" x 11" photocopy made. Mail the copy to UREG (Office of the University Registrar) and we will certify and notarize it as being a true copy of the original.

We recommend that you first verify that some other document won't serve the purpose. Usually, companies or government agencies are looking for official proof of graduation, and only in rare cases involving foreign governments is a copy of the actual diploma needed. A certification or transcript can be obtained for less cost and in less time. (See Credentialing Services).

International Authentication (aka. The Hague Apostille): Contact Virginia's Secretary of the Commonwealth. For individuals utilizing the CeDiploma, an Apostille is neither required nor necessary. Documents can be validated through this University website to provide absolute confidence in the credential's authenticity. Questions should be redirected to ureg@virginia.edu.

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