Post Graduation / Diplomas

DIPLOMAS ARE NOT AWARDED AT COMMENCEMENT. The Commencement Office will mail your diploma to you when your degree requirements have been certified, and when you have been placed on the Final Graduates List. This takes six to eight weeks after the official date of degree conferral. All financial obligations to the university must be cleared before it can be mailed.

Your diploma will be mailed to your mailing address of record in PAWS.

Your legal name on record at Georgia State University will be the name printed on your diploma. If you have had a legal change of name, you must visit the Enrollment Services Center (Second floor of Sparks Hall) with proof (Marriage license, Divorce Decree, etc.) by September 26, 2014.

Mailing address changes should be made in PAWS prior to degree conferral to ensure your diploma will be mailed to the correct location.

Alumni Association Membership

Your Alumni Association is your primary resource for professional, social and educational networking opportunities. Contact the Alumni Association to sign up for your New Grad membership. New graduates receive a discount on Alumni Association membership for the first year following graduation; the new grad rate is $20.00. This is a $15.00 cost savings over the Annual Membership price of $35.00. New members can also visit the Alumni Association office to pick up their new GSU Alumni t-shirt along with their member packet. Congratulations on earning your degree.

If you would like to join online click here or you may contact the Alumni Association directly at 800-GSU-ALUM or visit their website at