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Your diploma

The University of Minnesota includes the following information on diplomas:

  • Your name
  • The degree you earned
  • The confer date
  • Honors earned (if applicable)

Your diploma does not indicate your major or minor. These details are recorded on your official transcript. The diploma is printed on 8.5 x 11” paper.

Diploma name

By default, your primary/legal name will print on your diploma. You can add or update a different first or middle name by going to MyU: My Info and entering a "degree name" (see step-by-step instructions). You are responsible for verifying the name that will appear on your diploma by your graduation date.

Your primary/legal last name must match the degree last name. If you need to change your primary/legal name, please update your information prior to your graduation date. You are able to include the following special characters for your first, middle, and last name on your diploma without submitting a legal name change:

  • À à, Á á, â, Ã ã, Ä ä, Æ æ
  • Ç ç
  • È è, Ê ê, Ë ë
  • Ì ì, Í í, Î î, Ï ï
  • Ñ ñ
  • Ò ò, Ó ó, Ô ô, Õ õ, Ö ö
  • Ù ù, Ú ú, Û û, Ü ü
  • Ý ý, Ÿ ÿ

Diploma address

It is up to you to make sure your diploma is mailed to the correct address. Your diploma will be mailed to the diploma address that appears in MyU: My Info. If that address is not entered (see step-by-step instructions), your diploma will be mailed to your home address.

Mailing timeline

Diplomas for undergraduate students will be mailed 6-8 weeks after the end of term.

The University mails all diplomas via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Please allow adequate time for delivery. Note that tracking information is not available for USPS.

If you wish to have your diploma mailed via FedEx, complete a FedEx Diploma Delivery Request. The deadline to submit the form is your graduation date. FedEx Diploma Delivery Requests must be turned in to the Twin Cities campus with the appropriate payment, and late forms will not be accepted. FedEx delivery includes tracking information.

International Shipping

If your diploma is being sent to an international address, allow 8-12 weeks for your diploma to arrive by standard USPS mail. We encourage students sending their diploma internationally to request FedEx shipping if they require a faster delivery.

Request a duplicate diploma

The University of Minnesota will be undergoing system maintenance on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Document ordering will be unavailable as of noon (CST) on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Service is expected to be restored on Sunday, September 23, 2018.

You may request a duplicate diploma only after receiving your initial diploma. A duplicate diploma costs $15.00. Additional fees apply if you select priority shipping.

The University of Minnesota considers duplicate diplomas to be an official document. A duplicate diploma will carry the signatures of the University officials at the time of reissue. It may replace an original diploma, reflect a legal name change, or provide an additional diploma for display.

Online

Mail, fax, or in-person

Complete a Duplicate Diploma Request pdf form and follow the instructions on the form. The Office of the Registrar processes these forms on the Twin Cities campus:

200 Fraser Hall, 106 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Important Dates

Academics

Tue, Oct 9, 2018 Mid-term alerts end
Tue, Oct 16, 2018 Last day to cancel a class
Fri, Dec 7, 2018 One-time drop deadline (fall classes)

Graduation

Mon, Jan 21, 2019 Graduation application deadline for spring/May/summer sessions
Sat, May 4, 2019 Commencement