The Office of the Registrar oversees the release of university diplomas. Diplomas are mailed first class to the permanent address on file at the Office of the Registrar. Diplomas will be mailed by an outside vendor and not available in our office.
Diplomas are issued as part of applying for graduation.
Diplomas are kept on file for only five years then destroyed.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will I receive my diploma?
Diplomas are mailed about 2 months after the conclusion of the semester in which you are scheduled to graduate. If you need official verification of your degree before you receive your diploma, please refer to the Enrollment Verification Request.
Official transcripts will have the degree posted before diplomas are ordered and may serve as a verification of graduation prior to the arrival of the diploma. Transcripts and diplomas will not be released if there is a financial hold on your records.
Will my diplomas reflect university honors, if earned?
Diplomas reflect university honors (cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude) only.
Where will Pacific mail my diploma?
The diploma will be mailed to the Permanent Address you have on file with the University. We are not responsible for lost or returned diplomas.
How do I get a replacement for my damaged or lost diploma?
You may request a reissue of your diploma. If damaged, the original diploma must be returned. Please complete the Application for Diploma Reissue Form. Reissued diplomas adhere to the current format, and they bear the signatures of the current university officers, NO EXCEPTIONS. A reissue statement appears on all reissued diplomas. The reissued diploma fee is $50.00, check or money order only, payable to University of the Pacific.
What if I need someone else to pick up my diploma?
In writing, you must indicate your full name, date of birth, major, degree, month and year of graduation. You must also state the full legal name of the person you designate to pick up your diploma. The designee must present signed written authorization from the record owner, along with a copy of the record owner's valid photo ID. Our office will match your signature with records on file. Non matching signature requests will not be honored. Once the diploma is issued to the stated designee the University is no longer held responsible for diplomas lost or damaged.