Students participating in Commencement exercises will receive an empty diploma cover at the Commencement ceremony. Following the processing of semester grades, graduates will receive diplomas from the Office of the Registrar within two weeks of Commencement exercises or the next closest of three annual degree conferral dates (the two Commencement dates and August 15) after completion of degree requirements. (The same process of using conferral dates applies to official graduation dates reflected on transcripts issued by SNU.) Diplomas will be sent by mail to the address specified by the student at the time caps and gowns are claimed or on the graduation application.