Student Services

Diplomas

TO DO BEFORE GRADUATION:

  • Verify Name on Diploma
    Several weeks prior to graduation students should check the spelling of their name in StudentAccess.  Names on diplomas will be printed exactly as the official name that appears on your campus record.  Your preferred name will not be printed on the diploma! If you would like to change your official name on UCI records, you can submit a "request for name change" form by visiting www.reg.uci.edu. Processing times may vary. Submit your name change request by the end of March 2017 to maximize time for your change to be reflected on your diploma.

    When you log-in to StudentAccess, click on the Applications tab on the left column and then the Preferred Name tab above to display your official name.  In the example below, the name that will appear on the diploma is Jane Law.

    Screenshot of diploma name change
    For an official name change, you must submit a request with the correct documentation prior to the last day of the term.

  • Verify Mailing Address
    The Law School pays to have students’ diplomas mailed to their permanent addresses.  Several weeks before graduation students should verify their address on file in the “Contact Information” section of StudentAccess.  Be sure that the mailing address listed is one you are comfortable using in mid- to late August, when diplomas are delivered. P.O. boxes are NOT acceptable. Someone must sign for your diploma upon delivery.

  • Clear All Debts
    All debts, with the exception of long-term financial aid loans and/or financial holds, must be cleared with Campus Billing Services before a diploma may be released. Therefore, before leaving campus, graduating students should return all library materials, pay library fines, clear up housing fines, etc.

Diploma Delivery

May graduates should expect to receive their diplomas in mid-to late August. December graduates should expect to receive their diplomas mid-to late February.

Diplomas will not be left on a doorstep:  someone must sign acknowledgement of receipt before a diploma is delivered.  UCI only covers the cost of the first mailing. If a diploma cannot be delivered, it is returned to the University Registrar and the student must make arrangements to pick it up or pay to have it re-delivered.

Latin Honors

Diplomas for May graduates will be shipped by mid-to late August to your most recent address on file. Latin Honors will be posted on the transcript after spring grades and will also appear on diplomas. 

Diplomas for December graduates will be shipped mid-to late February to your most recent address on file. Latin Honors for December graduates are determined after spring grades are posted for May graduates.  December graduates who earn Latin Honors should contact the Law School Registrar about re-issuing their diploma with Honors imprinted; the original diploma must first be returned before a new one can be issued.

Replacement Diploma

A replacement diploma may be requested if your original diploma has been lost or destroyed, or your name has changed since graduation.  To obtain a replacement diploma, you must download and complete and sign a Request for Replacement Diploma (PDF) and submit it with the required fees. Go to www.reg.uci.edu for more information.

All diplomas must reflect the exact name on your student records. If requesting a replacement diploma with a new name, you must return the original diploma and submit a Change of Name Petition with supporting documents to ensure that UCI records agree with your diploma. The petition is available at the University Registrar's office. Go to www.reg.uci.edu for more information.

There is a fee for a replacement diploma.  In addition to the replacement fee, graduates may either pay an additional mailing fee, or the replacement diploma may be picked up in person at the University Registrar's Office at no additional cost.  It will take four (4) to six (6) weeks to receive the replacement diploma. (Immediate verification of a degree may be obtained by requesting an official transcript).

Official Transcripts

Official Law School transcripts must be ordered through the Law School Registrar's Office, NOT through the UC Irvine campus Cashiers Office.  Payment is required at the time you order the transcript.  Transcripts will be available within five working days of your request. To request a Law School transcript: contact the Registrar’s office, or visit www.law.uci.edu/academics/registrar/transcripts.html. Please send completed forms and payment to the address below. Checks should be made out to UC Regents.

UCI Law Registrar
401 E. Peltason Dr., Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92697-8000

Alternatively, you can pay cash if you come to the Law School in person to request a transcript.  Please note that if paying by cash we need the exact amount; the Law School Registrar’s Office does not have change.

Alumni retain their current UCINetID indefinitely for use in accessing UCI services. This provides continued access to the Registrar's StudentAccess service so that you can retrieve your grades and transcripts in the future. Be aware that you must reset your UCINetID password annually. Failure to reset the password on an annual basis will lead to your UCINetID being deactivated. You will need to reactivate your UCINetID if you’d like to use it again.

Additional Bar Certifications

If you are planning on taking a second (or third) bar exam in another state, please let us know.  Many states require law school certification that you are eligible to sit for the exam.  Please send state bar certification forms to the Law School Registrar's Office for completion:

UCI Law Registrar
401 E. Peltason Dr., Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92697-8000

Please include a contact phone number in case we need to reach you. There is no fee for this service.

Anteater Recreation Center (ARC)

Anteater Recreation Center memberships will be active through June 18, 2017.  For information about ARC membership for alumni, visit www.campusrec.uci.edu.

Counseling Center

Unfortunately, the Counseling Center is unable to provide services to alumni.  Contact your insurance provider for mental health resources.

On-Campus Housing

Please be sure to check your lease agreement for move-out dates and instructions.  Alumni are eligible to remain in University Housing through the bar exam, but only if the graduate has an approved extension. Instructions on requesting an extension were sent to UCI Law students with on-campus housing in the first half of the spring semester.

Key Cards & Lockers

All key cards for UCI Law must be returned by August 1. If you don’t return your card by this date, you will forfeit the $15 deposit.  Please contact cryan1@law.uci.edu for key card questions and deposit refunds. All lockers must be cleaned out by Friday, May 12 at 12:00 pm.  If you would like to use a locker over the summer please contact Debbie Mondares (dmondares@law.uci.edu) after commencement for an assignment.  All summer lockers must be cleaned out by August 1. Items left in the lockers will be thrown out after August 1.

Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

Graduating Law students’ coverage with UCSHIP for the spring semester terminates on September, 24, 2017 (12:00 am). Alumni are not eligible for COBRA coverage. However, you have the option to purchase voluntary SHIP insurance through Wells Fargo for one term (semester) immediately following the termination of your UCSHIP coverage. Please call Wells Fargo at 800-853-5899 for more information regarding Voluntary UCSHIP enrollment. Make sure to check the Student Health Center website – http://www.shs.uci.edu/ – for the most up-to-date information and enrollment forms for voluntary extended coverage. Graduates may also wish to explore insurance options under Covered California.