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Commencement 8

{ Diploma & Certificate Information }


Each graduate is presented with a token diploma during the Commencement ceremony to mark the occasion. Bachelor’s and master’s diplomas are mailed after the commencement ceremony. Ph.D./Ed.D. candidates are presented with their diplomas at the ceremony.

Your academic record shows your graduation date as soon as your degree has been certified. If you have questions about the status of your diploma, call your school or college advisor or the Office of the Registrar. Walking in commencement does not constitute graduation. Check with your school or college to confirm you have met all graduation requirements.

Diplomas and certificates will be mailed within 6 weeks after certification.

Duplicate Copy of Diploma

To order a duplicate copy of your diploma, mail a written or typed request for a duplicate diploma to:

Office of the Registrar
Wayne State University
5057 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202

Include your name, address, phone number, WSU identification number or social security number, year graduated, type of degree (example: Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D., Ed.D. or certificate), and a processing fee of $40 per copy (payment by check or money order to Wayne State University). Credit cards are not accepted.

A request for a duplicate copy of a diploma usually takes five business days to process and mail.

The Registrar’s Office does not encourage any type of diploma/certificate pick ups.

Registrar's Office (313) 577-3550 ~ Commencement Office (313) 577-2414