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**IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Regarding Graduation and Diplomas Click Here.

Congratulations Graduates! The time has come to apply for graduation and you probably have many questions. Below please find some information regarding what you must do before you walk across the stage!


Applying is easy! Just fill out the application on CaneLink.


For detailed and up-to-date Commencement information, please visit the commencement web site.

DEADLINE to participate in Commencement, have your name appear in the Commencement Book and have your regalia ordered:

See the Last Day to Apply for Graduation on the Academic Calendar.


You will order your cap and gown when you apply for graduation on CaneLink. For questions regarding Regalia, please contact: capandgown@miami.edu


Check the status of your diploma order here. This will appear ONLY after your diploma has been ordered. Diplomas are not ordered until all financial holds have been cleared.

Participation in the Commencement Ceremony or the listing of a student’s name in the Commencement Book in no way implies or ensures graduation. A student’s graduation is contingent upon successful completion of the degree requirements and approval by the academic school or college.

If there are no holds, diplomas are ordered automatically the following week after the degree is posted to your transcript. Diplomas are mailed directly from the printing company to the address entered in CaneLink at the time you applied for graduation. Once the order is placed, it may take up to two additional weeks to receive your diploma.


Verify that your degree is posted through CaneLink. Under the Student/Academic tab, select Degree Information under Graduation Information. If it does not display your degree under “Degrees Previously Earned”, your degree is not yet posted. If you have any problems accessing CaneLink, please contact IT at 305-284-6565, option 1.

Please note that posting degrees may take several weeks after graduation and Graduate degrees may take longer due to the fact that they must be approved by both the academic department and the Graduate School. Please contact your school or college regarding the status of your degree.


IMPORTANT: The diploma will be mailed to the address you select when you submit your application for graduation on CaneLink. If there are any changes after the application is submitted, you must notify the Office of the Registrar in person or in writing of the new address for your diploma. You can update your address on CaneLink, and then send an email to diploma.rg@miami.edu and request your diploma to be mailed to your new address.


Click to download the Duplicate Diploma Request Form. (Request form is in Adobe PDF format and requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to be installed, a free download is available at Download Central.

Diplomas are ordered once per week and mailed directly from the printing company. Once the order is placed, it may take up to two additional weeks to receive your diploma.


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