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Diploma Process Reminders

  • If you are expecting to graduate at the end of spring quarter, you will need to file an application to graduate via Axess. The spring application to graduate will be available on Saturday, February 27, 2016 and the application to graduate deadline is April 8, 2016. Please see important deadlines on the Stanford Academic Calendar.
  • Eligible co-terms who are not conferring their undergraduate degree but wish to walk in their undergraduate departmental commencement ceremony should complete a Commencement Walkthrough Petition. This form should be submitted directly to the undergraduate major department.
  • For additional questions and assistance regarding requirements for graduation, please contact the Student Services Center at 650-723-7772 or submit a HelpSU.
  • Degrees are conferred each quarter but diplomas are awarded once a year at departmental Commencement ceremonies held following the University ceremony in the stadium. For further information on diplomas and diploma distribution options, please visit the University Registrar's Diploma page.
  • Students who selected the "Pick-Up" diploma distribution option can pick-up their diploma(s) at the Student Services Center, located at Tresidder Union, 2nd Floor, on Commencement Sunday from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM.