Please review the FAQs below for answers and information to questions you may have. Questions not addressed below can be directed to

Information is subject to change.

Will there be any type of celebration in May?

Pacific will hold remote graduation ceremonies in May and in-person commencements in October. Learn more

I am graduating from a program based at the Sacramento/San Francisco campus location, how can I find out what my campus program is doing for commencement?

Programs at our various school and campus locations typically host ceremonies differently, please continue to watch for news from the Dean at your school and check back here for updates.

Can degrees still be conferred if there is not an in person commencement ceremony?

Yes! Bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees will be awarded at the normal time, and final transcripts will reflect the students’ degrees and their conferral date. All degrees will be conferred on time for graduates who successfully meet academic requirements.

When can I expect my diploma to arrive?

The Registrar’s Office mails diplomas to the address filed with your application to graduate after students are approved to graduate, approximately 12 to 16 weeks after the term ends. If your address changes, it is your responsibility to inform the Office of the Registrar at 209.946.2135 or

Can I put on my resume or job application that I am a May/June 2021 Pacific Graduate?

Yes! All graduates who successfully petition to graduate by the registrar’s filing deadline and complete all degree requirements by the end of the Spring/Summer 2021 semester are able to update their education information to include that they are a 2021 graduate of University of the Pacific.

I qualify for special honors at graduation. Does Pacific provide honor cords?

Departments and programs may provide additional recognition to graduates by distributing honor cords. To learn if your department provides honor cords, please contact the department chair or your professor.