Carnegie Mellon University

Graduation Resources

Diplomas

Diplomas are such an important representation of your accomplishments. They will be mailed, along with undergraduate university honors medallions and college honors cords, as appropriate, to all graduating students. As a result of changes in the academic calendar and due to logistical complications caused by COVID-19 restrictions, diplomas will not be mailed until August.  

In preparation for the Conferral of Degrees, students should visit Student Information Online (SIO) to confirm their diploma name spelling, review their expected degree information and verify their mailing address. To complete these steps from the SIO homepage, select the Academic Info tab and click on Graduation and Diploma.

Graduation Regalia and Merchandise

Cap and Gown Information

All graduates are still welcome to purchase their commencement regalia online. Students who wish to receive their cap and gown by May 17 will need to place their order by May 1. Orders can be received after May 1, but may not arrive by May 17. 

Items can be shipped within the United States; however, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we are not able to ship items to international addresses. If you are interested in international shipping and would like to make arrangements to have your order delivered when current shipping restrictions are lifted, please email The University Stores.

Thistle Yearbook

Copies of the 2020 yearbook and any desired add-ons are available for purchase through the Thistle's publisher, Jostens.  Additional information, including how to purchase Parent Ads, can be found on the Thistle website.

University Stores

The University Store is taking online orders for all your graduation needs. Visit their website today for more information on ordering CMU personalized class rings, gifts, diploma frames and more to celebrate your graduation.

Items can be shipped within the United States; however, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, we are not able to ship items to international addresses. If you are interested in international shipping and would like to make arrangements to have your order delivered when current shipping restrictions are lifted, please email The University Stores.

Professional Development and Engagement

Career and Professional Development Center

The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) offers a variety of career services for students and alumni. In addition to the services described on our website, alumni can use all of the resources available to current students, including job postings in Handshake.

CMU Alumni Association

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 and welcome to the Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association! Learn how to connect with other alumni and engage with the university through events and other alumni programming by joining the CMU Alumni Community.