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Information for Current Degree Class
Undergraduate diplomas (bachelor’s degrees) are mailed six to eight weeks after your degree is posted on your student record. Your diploma will be sent to the address you listed on your graduation application or the most recent address you provided to the University. You will receive an email notice when your diploma is mailed to you. The email will include the address where your diploma was mailed. If you have moved please contact the U.S. Post Office to have your mail forwarded to your current address at https://moversguide.usps.com. Diploma covers will not be mailed with diplomas automatically. Undergraduate degree candidates and recipients attending the May Commencement will receive a SF State diploma cover as part of the ceremony. Those not attending the ceremony may request a diploma cover from the Registrar's Office in person at the One Stop Student Service Center or have one sent free of charge by sending an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, SF State ID number, date of graduation and the address to mail your diploma cover.
University financial obligations must be paid before your diploma can be issued. Please contact the Bursar’s Office if you have a financial hold by calling (415) 338-1281 or by email at email@example.com.
Diplomas that are damaged in the mail are not covered by the University. Please contact your Post Office.
How to Order a Replacement Diploma
General information on ordering a replacement Baccalaureate diploma
The Registrar's Office keeps returned Baccalaureate diplomas for one year after they are issued. Before you order a replacement diploma, please contact the Registrar's office at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if your diploma was returned to our office.
- Diploma orders are filled on the second Friday of each month (excluding holidays). Please allow up to two weeks for delivery.
- Express diploma orders are available for an additional charge of $40 for domestic delivery, $100 for international addresses, and are ordered every Friday (excluding holidays). Please allow three to five business days for delivery.
- Signatures on replacement diplomas do not necessarily match those on the original diploma.
- Diplomas damaged in the mail are not the responsibility of the University.
Students who have earned an undergraduate degree may use the Baccalaureate Replacement Diploma Request form.
Students who have earned a graduate degree may use the Request for Reissue of Graduate Diploma form.