Degrees are conferred by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation of the university’s faculty. Each year, the board grants the president of the university the authority to confer the degrees that are publicly presented at the university’s Commencement ceremony, which takes place in May. Diplomas are issued under the purview of the secretary of the university and are signed by both the secretary and the president. Diploma operations are coordinated by the University Registrar’s Office. If you have questions about certified copies of diplomas, duplicate or replacement diplomas, certificates of graduation, and official translations, please contact the University Registrar’s Office.