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Diploma Distribution

  • At the Commencement Ceremony, bachelors and masters candidates will receive a certificate of congratulations.
  • Diplomas will be mailed to bachelors and masters candidate approximately eight weeks following the Commencement Ceremonies (of the Final grading period) to the Home Address listed in Orion.
  • The diploma dimensions are 11×14 inches.
  • Diplomas will not be shipped to an international address until a $25 mailing fee has been paid. Please visit the UT Dallas Marketplace to pay this fee.
  • Doctoral graduates receive their diplomas at the Commencement Ceremonies. Diplomas for doctoral student who do not attend Commencement will be mailed out 10 to 12 business days following the Commencement Ceremonies.
  • The Michael Sutter Company prints diplomas to UT Dallas. All diplomas are printed and shipped from their Utah headquarters.
  • If you need a certified electronic copy of your diploma (E-Diploma), please contact [email protected].

Holds

Check your Orion Student Services Center for holds. All holds MUST be cleared in order to receive your diploma. If a student clears a hold after the certification date for the term, the student must notify the Graduation Team that the hold has been cleared. The diploma will only be ordered in the next ordering cycle after the Graduation Team receives email notification from the student. Orders will be placed at noon on Wednesdays, unless that day is a holiday, at which time the diplomas will be ordered the following business day.

Name Reflected on your Diploma

All diplomas that are ordered for graduating students and any Commencement publications will be printed with the full legal name on file with UT Dallas. Diploma re-orders for alumni will be ordered with the full legal name in Orion. Alumni that need to update their full legal name will need to update their full name before placing a diploma re-order through the UT Dallas Marketplace.

Students wishing to change their name with the university must follow the standard name change procedures. This applies to all name changes including those resulting from marriage, divorce, or the correction of incorrect name submissions at the time of admission. This also includes capitalization and punctuation issues.

Names changed after the diploma order has been placed will not be reflected on the diplomas that were ordered. Graduating students should submit changes by the published deadline in the semester that they are graduating. Students who miss this deadline will be required to place a diploma re-order and pay the associated fee to have a new copy of their diploma mailed.

Address Changes

All diplomas will be mailed to the ‘Home’ address on file with UT Dallas unless it is an international address. If you need to change your ‘Home’ address, please update it in the Orion Student Services Center by the deadline listed on the Graduating Students webpage. If you have an International ‘Home’ address your diploma will be mailed to the address on your Marketplace Order. This includes International Diploma Re-orders and the International Mailing Fee for your first complimentary diploma.

Addresses changed after the diploma order has been placed may be returned to the university, but there is no guarantee. If we receive a returned diploma we will contact you via email to make arrangements to collect your diploma. Returned diplomas will be kept for 12 months and then they will be shredded.

Diploma Replacement/Re-order

If you would like to order an additional diploma or your diploma is damaged or lost, you can pay the appropriate fees and re-order a diploma. UT Dallas is not responsible for damaged, lost, late, or misdirected mail. Please note: Diploma mailers are larger than the average size mailbox which could cause the mailer to be held at your local post office or apartment leasing office, if applicable. If you need a certified electronic copy of your diploma (E-Diploma) please email [email protected]. E-Diplomas will be available upon request after diplomas have been ordered for the semester you are graduating in.

Important Deadlines

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Graduation Application Deadline

Monday, September 25, 2017
Deadline to Update Primary Name
which will be printed on your diploma

Sunday, October 1, 2017
Commencement RSVP Update Deadline

Monday, November 13 2017
Commencement Guest Tickets Available Online

Important Deadlines

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Graduation Application Deadline

Monday, September 25, 2017
Deadline to Update Primary Name
which will be printed on your diploma

Sunday, October 1, 2017
Commencement RSVP Update Deadline

Monday, November 13, 2017
Commencement Guest Tickets Available Online