Graduation is a significant milestone for our entire community and we are committed to finding the best way possible to recognize our graduates. Regardless of how we come together to celebrate, we know our graduates will embark on new pathways and careers that they have worked hard to achieve, and we look forward to their important contributions to society.


The University is working to make decisions on how to safely plan the commencement ceremony for May 2022. Please check back as details will be posted once available.

Please Note: Students who are receiving a graduate or post-master’s certificate only do not participate in commencement ceremonies, but are welcome to attend as guests.


Will I still receive my diploma?  When can I expect it?

All Summer and Fall 2021 graduates will have their diplomas mailed directly to them. Spring 2022 master’s and doctoral graduates will receive their diplomas in the summer, directly from the vendor, in a tube mailer. It may take 4-5 weeks after the semester ends for diplomas to be delivered. **Due to the pandemic, the printer has acknowledged delivery of the diplomas will take longer. However, your degrees will be posted to your academic record on the date of conferral. We’re sorry for any inconvenience.

Please Note: University regulations stipulate that all outstanding accounts be paid in full before a candidate’s diploma is released.

I have moved and would like to update my address.  What steps should I take?

Graduates who previously provided a diploma mailing address that may have changed should update their address in SIS under the “Personal Info” menu tab no later than two weeks before the semester ends.  We strongly suggest you work with the United States Postal Service to place a “forwarding order” to ensure your mail will be sent to your new address.

Where can I find information on the electronic diploma?

Information regarding Certified Electronic Diplomas and Certificates can be found on the Office of the University Registrar Diploma’s web page.


What if I would like to purchase regalia?

Information on regalia will be emailed to eligible students when available in January 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Barnes & Noble at Johns Hopkins at kawoodward@jhu.edu.

Please check this page periodically for updates regarding ceremonies as more details are finalized.