We are excited to announce the transition to our new diploma vendor Paradigm. While we make this transition, here are some important details regarding diplomas:

Receiving Your Diploma:

Students get their diplomas faster because the diploma is shipped directly to you from Paradigm. Once orders are placed by the Office of the Registrar, most students will receive their diploma within 5-10 business days.

Certified Diplomas (CeDiploma):

CeDiploma is a patented digital credential (official, highly secure, and verifiable PDF) and an exact duplicate of the paper diploma. It is a new feature for UH Mānoa graduates and will be provided at no additional cost to students graduating Spring 2022 forward. Students who graduated before Spring 2022 may request a CeDiploma for $45 fee.

Replacement Diplomas:

Graduates who need a replacement diploma will now be able to request and make a payment online. No more paper requests, checks, or stopping by the Office of the Registrar.

Receiving Your Diploma

All University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa graduates will receive their diplomas approximately 10-weeks after the end of the semester. Students are responsible for ensuring their mailing address on file is correct. Should a student need proof of their degree prior to the release of their diploma, submit a Request for Verification of Enrollment or Request an Official Transcript. Diplomas and transcripts will not be released until all financial obligations to any University of Hawaiʻi System campus have been cleared. Students must apply to graduate by visiting Graduation & Commencement and paying the $30 diploma fee. 

Current graduates, starting Spring 2022, will receive the following:

  • Diploma Cover
  • Diploma (both English and Hawaiian versions)
  • CeDiploma (certified electronic diploma)

Diploma Mailing Dates

Semester Conferral Date Expected Degree
Award Date*
Expected Diploma
Order Date
Expected Diploma
Mailing Begins**
Fall 2022 Dec 16, 2022 Jan 27, 2023 Feb 2, 2023 Feb 27, 2023
Spring 2023 May 12, 2023 June 23, 2023 July 3, 2023 July 20, 2023
Summer 2023 Aug 11, 2023 Sept 8, 2023 Sept 29, 2023 Oct 18, 2023
Fall 2023 Dec 15, 2023 Jan 26, 2024 Feb 2, 2024 Feb 21, 2024
Spring 2024 May 10, 2024 June 14, 2024 July 5, 2024 July 23, 2024

*Expected Degree Award Date: This is the date that the Office of the Registrar is to have completed final degree clearances, post official degree statuses to academic transcripts, and report degrees awarded to the National Student Clearinghouse.

**Expected Diploma Mailing Begins: This is the date our diploma vendor Paradigm will begin mailing your paper diploma and also the CeDiploma will be available to download.

Diploma Retention Policy

Diplomas retained by or returned to the Office of the Registrar will be held for two years. This includes diplomas that are retained in the office for financial holds, have been returned to the university as undeliverable, or shipped to the office for pick up. After two years of the conferral date, any request for a diploma by the student will fall under all policies associated with ordering a replacement diploma.

Replacement Diplomas

Graduates can now order a replacement diploma and submit payment online using our Credential Trust portal. To ensure the integrity of your diploma, the Office of the Registrar will only accept requests made through this portal. Payment by checks, cash, or in-person will no longer be accepted. All replacement diplomas have the word ‘Reissued’ printed in small type at the bottom of the document.

Note: Replacement Diplomas will only be processed with the graduate’s current legal name on file. If your name has changed, please complete the necessary steps for an official Change of Name request.

Replacement diploma orders are placed monthly on the last business day of the month:

Month/Year Order Request Deadline Diploma Order Date Expected Diploma Mailing Begins
May 2023 May 15, 2023 May 31, 2023 June 14, 2023
June 2023 June 15, 2023 June 30, 2023 July 14, 2023
July 2023 July 14, 2023 July 31, 2023 Aug 14, 2023
Aug 2023 Aug 15, 2023 Aug 31, 2023 Sept 14, 2023
Sept 2023 Sept 15, 2023 Sept 29, 2023 Oct 12, 2023
Oct 2023 Oct 13, 2023 Oct 31, 2023 Nov 14, 2023
Nov 2023 Nov 15, 2023 Nov 30, 2023 Dec 14, 2023
Dec 2023 Dec 15, 2023 Dec 29, 2023 Jan 12, 2024


Replacement Diploma Service Level Replacement
Diploma Fee
Shipping within the US International Shipping (Outside of the US)
Paper Replacement Diploma – English or Hawaiian
Orders Placed on Last Business Day of the Month
$30 $20 $120
Paper Replacement Diploma – Rush Request (English Only)
3-5 Business Days
$50 $45 $150
Paper Replacement Diploma – Emergency Request (English Only)
1-2 Business Days
$60 $45 $150
CeDiploma (Certified Electronic Diploma) – Rush Request
3-5 Business Days
$65 $0 $0
CeDiploma (Certified Electronic Diploma) – Prior to May 2022
Orders placed on last Business Day of the Month
$45 $0 $0
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Beginning with the class of May 2022, UH Mānoa is proud to offer graduates the Certified Electronic Diploma (CeDiploma) without additional charge.
There is a one-time charge of $45 for graduates who graduated prior to May 2022 and you will receive your CeDiploma once we verify your graduation information. A CeDiploma maybe requested and purchased by clicking the button below.
The CeDiploma is for electronic use only and not intended to be printed. Learn more about CeDiplomas.

A Few Important Notes:

  • UH Mānoa graduates who graduated prior to Spring 1995 may now request a Hawaiian language diploma.
  • If you request a replacement Hawaiian language diploma, the student’s name, degree, and major, as well as official university signatures appear in English.
  • All replacement diplomas and CeDiplomas will contain the current signatures of the chair of the Board of Regents chair, University president, University provost, and school deans (if applicable).
  • To ensure that there are no delays in processing your requests, please make sure your student account is clear of all financial obligations to the University.