Diploma Corrections

If there is an error on your diploma (name misspelled, honors listed incorrectly, etc.), please follow one of the procedures below:

A. Bring your diploma to:

Office of Commencement and Special Events
1060 Blankenship Hall
901 Woody Hayes Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

You will be asked to fill out a form regarding the correction to be made.

B. Mail your diploma, without the diploma cover, with a detailed note including your name, telephone number, mailing address and the correction to be made, to:

Office of Commencement and Special Events
1060 Blankenship Hall
901 Woody Hayes Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

If your name is listed incorrectly on your diploma (nickname instead of formal name, middle initial instead of middle name, etc.):

1. Verify that your name is listed on your academic record as you would like it to appear on your diploma. To view your name as it appears on your academic record, access the "Find People" link from the OSU website, enter your name or OSU internet username (lastname.#) and search. The name on the screen will be the name that is printed on the diploma.

2. If the name in "Find People" is incorrect, submit a "Request for Change of Record" form along with appropriate documentation verifying your name change to the Student Service Center, located at 281 West Lane Avenue. (Note: Name changes entered in the Student Center through BuckeyeLink will NOT change the name printed on your diploma). Diploma changes cannot be made until your name is listed properly on your academic record.

3. After the "Request for Change of Record" form has been submitted, return to "Find People" to verify the name change has been made. It may take a few days before the change appears in the system.

Once the name change is confirmed, please follow one of the procedures below:

A. Bring your diploma to:

Office of Commencement and Special Events
1060 Blankenship Hall
901 Woody Hayes Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

You will be asked to fill out a form regarding the correction to be made.

B. Mail your diploma, without the diploma cover, with a detailed note including your name, telephone number, mailing address and the correction to be made, to:

Office of Commencement and Special Events
1060 Blankenship Hall
901 Woody Hayes Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

Diplomas will be corrected for one semester following commencement. After this time period, diplomas must be corrected at the graduate's expense.