Students whose degrees are conferred by the offices of Undergraduate Academic Affairs and Graduate Academic Affairs, who have met their outstanding financial obligations to the university, and whose accounts do not have a Student Accounting hold are able to obtain their diplomas.

Law students should contact the Conviser Law Center Registrar's Office for services.

Inquiries regarding the Illinois Tech Commencement Ceremony, including attendance and regalia questions, should be directed to

Digital Diplomas are Now Available!

Beginning with the Spring 2020 semester, official digital versions of diplomas will be available for alums. Graduates will receive an email to their Illinois Tech Hawk email account with instructions on how to electronically claim their diplomas.

Have questions about the digital diploma once you have received it? Email

What You Can do with Your Digital Diploma

Share Your Achievements

  • Easily share your digital diploma with employers with a secure and verified link
  • Share with family and friends on Facebook and LinkedIn

View or Download

  • View your digital diploma online at any time with permanent access
  • Download your digital diploma and save it as a PDF

Serve as an Alternative to the Apostille

  • Many countries recognize digital diplomas; Parchment Award diplomas are supporting the needs of international credentials

How To Obtain Your Physical Diploma

Graduating Students

Graduating students are issued their diplomas shortly after the term's degree conferral dateā€”see the Academic Calendar. Information regarding diploma issuance is communicated close to that date.

Students pending graduation should complete the Diploma Shipping Request Form prior to the term's degree conferral date. Note that Parchment is not able to ship diplomas without a completed Diploma Shipping Request Form on file.

Specific dates for diploma shipping are posted on our Important Information page prior to the end of the semester.

Illinois Tech Alums

Illinois Tech alums who have not obtained their diploma should submit the Diploma Shipping Request Form. Alums may request a replacement diploma by submitting the Diploma Replacement Request Form.

Diploma Purge Policy

Diplomas that are returned or retained by the Office of the Registrar will be held for two years. Diplomas included in this policy are those that have been returned to sender, shipped to the Office of the Registrar for pickup, and those that have been held due to financial holds. Two years after the conferral date, any request for a diploma by alumni will require submission of the Diploma Replacement Request Form. Please note that diplomas will be updated to reflect the current college and authorized signatures.