Deadlines & Diploma Distribution-The HUB - Carnegie Mellon University

Deadlines & Diploma Distribution

The following deadlines and distribution information pertain only to Pittsburgh campus students. Graduating students from non-Pittsburgh locations may have different deadlines and diploma distributions.

Note: All dates listed are approximate and may vary slightly year-by-year.

August

Deadlines:

  • First day of July - Students may review their diploma information on Student Information Online
  • Last day of summer classes - Students can no longer review their diploma information on SIO
  • Two weeks after the last day of summer classes - Departments certify degrees

Distribution:

August diplomas are ordered in early September and mailed to graduates in early October directly from the printing vendor. Students will receive an e-mail notification when their diplomas are mailed. Diplomas are mailed via USPS and do not carry a tracking number. Delivery within the USA usually takes 3-5 business days, and delivery to international addresses 2-4 weeks.

Note:
Because diplomas are mailed directly to students, we cannot hold August diplomas for HUB pick-up.

  • Students must enter a valid diploma delivery address in SIO: Graduation and Diploma before the diploma order is placed. After the order has been placed, we cannot change the diploma delivery address.
  • Diplomas for students who did not enter a valid address will be held by the University Registrar's Office; we will attempt to contact the students to obtain a valid mailing address.
  • Diplomas for students with a financial or Student Affairs hold will not be released until the hold is resolved.

December

Deadlines:

  • First day of November - Students to review their diploma information on Student Information Online
  • Last day of exams - Students can no longer review their diploma information on SIO
  • Two weeks after the New Year's holiday - Departments certify degrees

Distribution:

December diplomas are ordered in mid-January and mailed to graduates in mid-February directly from the printing vendor. Students will receive an e-mail notification when their diplomas are mailed. Diplomas are mailed via USPS and do not carry a tracking number. Delivery within the USA usually takes 3-5 business days, and delivery to international addresses 2-4 weeks.

Note: Because diplomas are mailed directly to students, we cannot hold August diplomas for HUB pick-up.

  • Students must enter a valid diploma delivery address in SIO: Graduation and Diploma before the diploma order is placed. After the order has been placed, we cannot change the diploma delivery address.
  • Diplomas for students who did not enter a valid address will be held by the University Registrar's Office; we will attempt to contact the students to obtain a valid mailing address.
  • Diplomas for students with a financial or Student Affairs hold will not be released until the hold is resolved.

May

Deadlines:

  • First day of February - Students to review their diploma information on Student Information Online
  • End of March - Students can no longer review their diploma information on SIO
  • Cap & Gown - See the Commencement Weekend website
  • Two weeks after commencement - Departments certify degrees

Distribution: 

May diplomas are distributed to graduates at individual department diploma ceremonies.  For graduates not attending the ceremony,  diplomas are distributed by mail starting in mid-June. Under no circumstances will a diploma be distributed if a student has a financial or Student Affairs hold.