December 15, 2019
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Diplomas

The university has a long-standing, proud tradition of providing each student with their diploma at the commencement ceremony.

Diplomas are 8.5" x 11" and are oriented in a landscape printing position. All diplomas are received in an Ohio State University diploma cover.

Diploma frames can be purchased at the official university bookstore, Barnes and Noble at The Ohio State University, or at other bookstores in the campus area.

Autumn 2019 diplomas can be picked up at Buckeye Link on the first floor of the Student Academic Services (SAS) building, 281 West Lane Avenue, during regular business hours from December 16 until 12 p.m. on December 20. If you are unable to pick up your diploma personally during the allotted time period, you may send someone else with a letter granting that person permission to obtain this document on your behalf.

If your diploma remains unclaimed after 12 p.m. on December 20, an attempt will be made to mail it to your permanent address as listed on the student information system after one month via U.S. mail. Diplomas returned in the mail or unclaimed at the Student Service Center will be held for one semester following commencement. Diplomas requested after this time period must be reprinted at the graduate's expense. Call 614-292-0300 with questions about diploma pick up.

If you filed a Commencement Ceremony Excused Form with your college office prior to the ceremony and requested that your diploma be mailed to you, you should receive your diploma within one month. Your diploma will be sent via U.S. mail. Ohio State does not assume responsibility for non-delivery if the address you provide is incorrect.

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

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 detailing 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. (Note: You must be a candidate to graduate to check your name in this manner).
  1. If the name in Buckeye Link is incorrect, submit a "Request for Change of Record" form online along with appropriate documentation verifying your name change. (Note: Name changes entered in the Student Center through Buckeye Link will NOT change the name printed on your diploma). Diploma changes cannot be made until your name is listed properly on your academic record.
  1. After the "Request for Change of Record" form has been submitted, return to Buckeye Link to verify the name change has been made. It may take a few days before the change appears in the system.
  1. 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 detailing 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

To order a duplicate or replacement copy of your diploma, contact the Office of the Board of Trustees. Please see the Board of Trustees website for additional information.

The Ohio State University

Autumn Commencement

December 15, 2019
Schottenstein Center