Diplomas

All diplomas are 11 inches by 14 inches except for those students graduating from the Agricultural Institute. Agricultural Institute diplomas earned prior to Fall 2020 may select diploma size of 8.5×11 or 11×14. Frames are available for purchase at the NC State Bookstore.

Diploma Distribution

Important Note: All students graduating in spring 2021 will receive their diplomas by mail after final graduation clearance. This includes students graduating from doctoral programs that would traditionally receive their diplomas at the main university commencement ceremony.

December graduates: Final clearance for candidates other than Doctoral is late January. All diplomas will be mailed to the address the student listed as their “Diploma or Home/Mailing address” in their MyPack Portal mid-February.

May graduates: Final clearance is mid-June. Students who have been cleared for graduation prior to the graduation date will receive their diplomas by the last week in June. Students who are cleared late will receive their diplomas by the second week in July. All diplomas will be mailed to the address the student listed as their “Diploma or Home/Mailing address” in their MyPack Portal.

Summer Session I graduates: Final clearance for candidates is late July, and diplomas will be mailed to the address the student listed as their “Diploma or Home/Mailing address” in their MyPack Portal the beginning of August.

Summer Session II graduates: Final clearance for candidates is the beginning of September, and diplomas will be mailed to the address the student listed as their “Diploma or Home/Mailing address” in their MyPack Portal in the beginning of October.

NOTE: Students with a Financial Hold set by the Cashier’s Office will not receive their diploma until the hold is released. It is the student’s responsibility to alert the Graduation Coordinator of account clearance.