Carnegie Mellon University

Graduation Management

Graduation Management within the S3 Admin Console collects specific degree and diploma information for expected graduating students for August, December and May of the calendar year. Departments certify primary degrees including additional majors & minors, flag honors, and record thesis titles.

For the campus-wide May Commencement Ceremony, commencement program production and diploma tracking is administered by this site.

Questions may be directed to

student inquiries may be directed to

Forms & Documentation

Graduation Process Help Guide (pdf)

Documentation & instructions for the entire graduation process.

Graduation Timeline (pdf)

Timeline of processes and deadlines for the current graduation semester. 

Graduation Certification Form (pdf)

This form should be used for certifying a student after the certification deadline.

Diploma Tracking Instructions (pdf) (May Only) 

Documentation for tracking diplomas in S3 Graduation Management.

Diploma Return Form (pdf) (May Only)

This form should be used for returning diplomas to either be reordered, mailed or destroyed after Commencement.

Removal of Certification Form (pdf)

This form should be used to un-certify a student's degree if it was certified in error.