Diploma Covers

To participate in the Commencement ceremony, you must purchase a diploma cover through the online ticketing process. The diploma cover purchase can be made starting Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9 a.m. 

The diploma cover will be handed to you as you walk across the stage. It has no official resale value. 

Student Line-Up Ticket

The Student Line-Up Ticket is linked to your diploma cover purchase.  You must bring the Student Line-Up ticket with you to the ceremony.

Official Diploma

The official College diploma is not presented at the Commencement ceremonies; a diploma cover is presented instead.

SUNY Cortland uses a national printer who ships your diploma directly to you. As a general rule, the diploma will take 8-10 weeks to be developed and shipped.

Diplomas are generally distributed at the following times:

  • Spring: Late August
  • Summer: Late October
  • Fall: Late March

For more information about undergraduate or graduate diplomas, please contact the Student Registration and Records Services at 607-753-4702.