Diploma Covers

Diploma covers do not need to be purchased and will be provided at the ceremony.

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

Official Diploma

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

Diplomas are mailed to students directly from the vendor approximately 10 to 12 weeks after all degree requirements are met, including student teaching, internships, fieldwork and comprehensive exams. Students who completed degree requirements in:

  • Fall 2023, diplomas will be mailed in February 2024
  • Winter 2023, diplomas will be mailed in March 2024
  • Spring 2024, diplomas will be mailed in August 2024
  • Summer 2024, diplomas will be mailed in October 2024
  • Fall 2024, diplomas will be mailed in February 2025

Degrees post to official transcripts on the date the degree is verified. If you order transcripts prior to your conferral date, they will only list the courses you have taken without the degree date and the awarded degree. You have the option of "holding transcripts" until the degree is awarded when ordering online. There is a header title called "Degrees Awarded" on the official transcript and the online academic history (unofficial transcript). For additional information, please contact the Registrar's Office.