How To Obtain Your Diploma

Diplomas and certificates are available eight to twelve weeks after you graduate. You can pick up your diploma or certificate in person, or we can mail it to you. The university cannot guarantee availability of diplomas or certificates that have not been claimed within five years.

If we mail your diploma or certificate and it is returned as undeliverable, the fee to mail it again will be $25. Our office will replace diplomas and certificates free of charge only if you contact us with two weeks of receipt for damage or six months of shipment for non-delivery. Beyond these time periods, our standard fees for diploma reissue and mailing will apply.

In Person

Please bring a picture ID to MU-200W on the Parnassus campus (on the 2nd floor of Millberry Union, next to the library). Our hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

3rd Party Pickup

To authorize release of your diploma or certificate to a third party please complete the steps detailed on this form.


The mailing fee is $20; however, we will mail diplomas or certificates at no charge for School of Nursing students (MEPN, DNP, Supplemental Studies in Advanced Practice in Nursing, Nursing MS, Nursing PhD, and Sociology PhD) who graduated in spring 2006 or later, Master of Translational Medicine students who graduated in spring 2020 or later, School of Pharmacy students who graduated between fall 2006 and fall 2012, and Equity in Brain Health students. Please use our Diploma Mailing Form. Alternatively, you may send us a written request to mail your diploma or certificate.

We ship diplomas destined to U.S. addresses by U.S. Postal Service First-Class Mail. A signature will be required upon delivery.

If we mail your diploma and it is returned as undeliverable, the fee to mail it again will be $25.

Please include the following information:

  • Your name when you graduated from UCSF and, if different, your current name
  • Program or school attended
  • Degree
  • Date of graduation
  • Address to send diploma or certificate (a signature is required upon delivery)
  • Your signature

Please sign your request and enclose a check, money order, or cashier's check payable to UC Regents for the total fee or provide your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express information on the Diploma Mailing Form. If you are paying by credit card and do not use the Diploma Mailing Form, please provide your card number, the expiration date, and the three-digit code from the signature block on the back of the card. For credit card orders only, you may fax your request to (415) 476-9690. We cannot accept credit card information by e-mail.

Mail your request to:
Transcript & Diploma Unit
UCSF Office of the Registrar
UCSF Box 0244
500 Parnassus Ave MU-200W
San Francisco CA 94143

Fax: (415) 476-9690
If you have questions, please call (415) 476-4356.