Important Graduation Information from the Office of the University Registrar
Check diploma name — Diplomas are printed with the diploma name listed on the graduate’s ConnectCarolina account. Graduates are asked to confirm/update their diploma name during the “Apply for Graduation” process. Graduates should double check their diploma name in ConnectCarolina to ensure spelling and capitalization is correct. Graduates can update their diploma name in ConnectCarolina by following the steps outlined below by the posted deadline. If a graduate does not update their diploma name by the posted deadline, the cost of a replacement diploma is $25.
- Login to your ConnectCarolina Student Center
- Click My Academics
- Click View my graduation status
- Click Diploma Name
- Update your Diploma name and click Save
- Click < Graduation Application Status (located in the top left corner of the page)
- Confirm your updated diploma name
Check home address – It is the graduate’s responsibility to ensure that their home address is correct in ConnectCarolina by the posted deadline, as this is where their diploma will be sent. If a graduate moves to a new address before their diploma is delivered, their diploma will not be forwarded by the Post Office. If a graduate does not update their home address by the posted deadline and the diploma is not returned to our office, the cost of a replacement diploma is $25.
Check Student Center for holds – Certain holds, if not resolved prior to graduation, may prevent the release of a graduate’s diploma. Graduates should check their Student Center for any holds and, if necessary, follow any included instructions for resolving the holds by the degree conferral date. If a graduate resolves a hold after the degree conferral date, they should contact the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org for updates on the status of their diploma.
Federal Express Diploma Shipping – Graduates may request delivery of their diploma via Federal Express for an additional cost. Graduates who would like their diploma sent to an international address are encouraged to use Federal Express shipping for their diploma to ensure timely delivery of their diploma. Graduates can request Federal Express diploma shipping by completing the Diploma Fed Ex Delivery Form by the posted deadline.
Diploma Distribution – Unless special arrangements have been made by departments, diplomas for all May degrees are ordered after graduation and mailed to the home address listed in ConnectCarolina by early August. Graduates will receive an email once their diploma has been mailed. Visit the Diploma Distribution page for additional information on diploma delivery.
CeDiplomas – Graduates can purchase a CeDiploma (electronic version) through their ConnectCarolina account after graduation. Graduates will receive an email once their CeDiploma is available for purchase. More information about CeDiplomas can be found on the Registrar’s Diplomas page.
Commencement ceremonies – Updates regarding the commencement ceremonies will be posted on the commencement website. Please check the commencement website and your UNC email regularly for updates regarding the commencement ceremonies.
Still have questions? – Visit the Registrar’s website or contact us via email at email@example.com with any graduation/diploma related questions.