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At commencement ceremonies the University celebrates conferral of degrees on those students who have fulfilled its academic expectation. A diploma will be issued after the Registrar has determined that a student meets all requirements for graduation. Students with outstanding financial obligations will not receive their diplomas until their accounts are settled.

Diplomas will be available on the following dates. If the date below falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the diplomas will be available the following Monday.

May Graduates: Diplomas available on July 15
August Graduates: Diplomas available on November 15
December Graduates: Diplomas available on March 15

Students who apply for August graduation participate in the preceding May commencement ceremony, provided their initial audit for graduation determines their potential for completing graduation requirements.

If you wish for your diploma to be mailed to you once available, you can send an e-mail from your official Eastern e-mail account to Please include the address where you would like your diploma sent. If you cannot send the request from your Eastern account, please submit the Authorization to Mail Diploma form to the e-mail address or you may mail or fax it to the Registrar's Office.

If you need to order a replacement diploma, please submit the Request to Order Replacement Diploma form. Take special notice on the form regarding the fee for replacement.