Carnegie Mellon University


May 22-23, 2021

Resources for Graduating Students

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Below you will find information to help you as you transition from student to alumni, including information about the alumni association, diploma delivery, career resources and graduation-related merchandise.


All diplomas for graduates of the Pittsburgh, Adelaide, Silicon Valley and New York City campuses were mailed in July 2021 to the address you entered in Student Information Online. Included in the mailing will be university honors medallions and/or college honors cords for undergraduate students, as applicable. 

Learn more about the Diploma shipping process.

Diplomas for graduates of the CMU-Qatar and CMU-Africa campuses will be shipped to their respective campus for distribution.

If you have questions regarding diploma distribution, please contact Enrollment Services at

Diploma Frames, Class Rings and other Graduation Merchandise

Items to help commemorate your graduation are available in the University Store.

Visit the University Store website and choose the Graduation tab for more information on ordering CMU personalized class rings, personalized announcements, gifts, diploma frames and more to celebrate your graduation.

Retiring "The Thistle" Yearbook

In consideration of trends around the country related to the physical printing of yearbooks and the continued evolution of technology as a more sustainable form of communication and archive, CMU student leaders made the difficult decision to sunset The Thistle physical yearbook. CMU will continue to celebrate its graduating classes in a myriad of other ways by CMU departments, colleges, and university communications, as well as seek out new and innovative ways to commemorate CMU’s classes.

Learn more on the SLICE Senior Year Experience page.

Carnegie Mellon Senior Class 2021 Photobook

  • Cost $36
  • If you would like to purchase a Photobook, call Lauren Studios at 951-272-8600 [Customer Service is open from 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. (EST); If Lauren Studios is not open, questions can be directed to]
  • Note: Photobooks will be available for shipping in early Fall 2021. Please make sure that your shipping address will account for your location.

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 the CPDC 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 2021 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.

Following your graduation, you will begin receiving information about upcoming events, alumni spotlights, campus news and more to help introduce you to the Alumni Association. To ensure that you receive these messages, please update your contact information. And as your city, job and contact information change over time, please keep your information current so that we can stay in touch!