Diplomas will be mailed approximately 8-10 weeks following the official degree conferral date (i.e., the date appearing on your diploma). Your diploma will be mailed once your degree has been posted by your school and if you are in good financial standing. You can confirm that your degree has been posted by logging into Path@Penn. If your degree has not been posted, you should contact your school.
Diplomas will only be mailed to the permanent or diploma mailing address. The local or temporary address will not be used. Please note the following deadlines for updating addresses in Path@Penn.
- For May diplomas, addresses must be entered/updated no later than June 7.
- For August diplomas, addresses must be entered/updated no later than September 1.
- For December diplomas, addresses must be entered/updated no later than January 15.
Failure to provide a diploma mailing address prior to the dates listed above will result in the diploma being mailed to the permanent address.
DIPLOMA NAME INFORMATION: For the name you select to be printed on your diploma, the first and last names must match the first and last names that have been registered with Penn. If the name being requested for the diploma differs significantly from the name on the official student record, a name change request must be submitted to the University Registrar, 3451 Walnut Street, 150 Franklin Building. If you request a name for your diploma that does not match your registered name with the University, and do not submit the name change prior to the diploma printing, your registered name will be printed on your diploma. No additional titles, such as Esq., Dr., etc., will be permitted on the diploma.