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Printed Diplomas at Commencement Ceremony

The University of New England is pleased to announce that printed diplomas will be available to most graduating students immediately following the University Commencement Ceremony at the Cross Insurance Arena on Saturday morning, May 16. Please be advised of the following:

  1. Distribution of the diplomas will begin immediately following the University Commencement Ceremony after the platform party has exited the arena and students begin to exit. No diplomas will be distributed before this time and will only be available immediately after the ceremony. Diplomas will not be available at individual college graduation ceremonies.
  2. Students should follow signs to the CN Brown Landing just above the escalator on the Spring Street concourse, where their diplomas will be distributed. Students will be required to provide proper identification, such as a driver’s license or UNE student ID, to receive their diploma.
  3. Diplomas will be protected in a mailing pocket, and the diplomas will fit into the folders that the students will receive at their individual college graduation ceremonies.
  4. The following special circumstances will be in effect:
    1. Students who do not attend the Saturday morning University Commencement Ceremony, or who do not pick up their diplomas there on May 16, will have their diplomas mailed to them. This process should take 4 to 6 weeks following Commencement.
    2. Some circumstances may result in students not receiving diplomas on May 16. For each of these conditions, the diploma will be reprinted as needed and mailed to the student. This process should take 4 to 6 weeks. PLEASE READ THIS LIST CAREFULLY:
      • Students who have not met degree requirements. This can include students who march at Commencement with up to six credits of requirements remaining, including students with any course grade of W, WP, WF, I, or F in their final semester
      • Students enrolled in a travel course or studying abroad for the final semester (diplomas should be available for students who study in Morocco during the final semester)
      • Students who have a financial hold with UNE Student Financial Services
      • Students who have a change in Latin designation (cum laude, summa cum laude, or magna cum laude) following the final semester
      • Students who did not apply for graduation or who apply for graduation after April 1

Please note: College of Osteopathic Medicine students will receive their diplomas following their college graduation ceremony.

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