To apply, please log into WPConnect go to the Students tab and click the appropriate link under the graduation header.
JANUARY September 1
MAY December 1

STUDENTS completing their degree during Summer, MUST apply for the AUGUST graduation period


Undergraduate Students: Must have a 2.00 overall GPA, their major declared and at least 90 credits in progress.

973-720-2348 A-F Katy Garfinkel
973-720-2498 G-O Lynne Orr
973-720-2311 P-Z Vanessa Lenoir


Graduate Students: Must have a 3.00 overall GPA and be within their last 12 credits toward degree completion.

Graduate students with any questions regarding graduation should contact their Program Coordinator.

Requesting a Duplicate Diploma

To receive a replacement diploma, you must send your request in writing to William Paterson UniversityRegistration Services, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, New Jersey 07470 with a check or money order for $25 with the following information:

  • Name that should appear on the diploma
  • Student Identification Number (SSN#)
  • Mailing Address 
  • Date of Graduation

A replacement diploma will be ordered by the Office of the Registrar based on the degree that you were granted at the time of graduation. If you graduated from WILLIAM PATERSON COLLEGE, please keep in mind that your replacement diploma will read WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY.
For further information regarding diplomas, please send an e-mail to

Name & Address Changes

To ensure delivery of all University mail, all students must notify the Student Enrollment Services office of any name and/or address change.
These changes can be submitted online through WP Connect go to STUDENTS then to General Services and click on My Profile Information.

If you have any further questions regarding name and address changes, you may e-mail:

To Apply for Graduation:
Please log into WP Connect, go to the Students tab and click the appropriate link under the graduation header.

Requesting a Duplicate Diploma
Use this link to find instructions on how to request a copy of your diploma.

Change of Graduation Date-ONLY use this link if you already applied for graduation.
Use this link if your graduation date must be CHANGED to a different semester