All University of Minnesota graduates receive both a secure digital version and a printed diploma. The University includes the following information on both diploma formats:
- Degree 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.
When to expect your diploma
Diplomas for undergraduate students will be mailed 6-8 weeks after the end of term.
Diplomas for graduate and professional degree students will be mailed 4-6 weeks after their degree has been awarded. Please note that the process for awarding degrees begins 1-2 weeks after the graduation date, and that not all degrees are awarded at once.
The standard shipping method for diplomas addressed to U.S. addresses is 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.
The standard shipping method for diplomas addressed outside the U.S. is via international priority (at no charge).
You will receive an email from Parchment ([email protected]) 1 to 2 weeks after your degree is awarded. This email will include a link to your digital diploma and instructions to access it, and you will have permanent online access to your digital diploma. Your digital diploma is a secure PDF and an official University document. Like any PDF it can be downloaded, attached to job applications, emailed, or shared. The document’s authenticity will be verified each time it is accessed.
Where your diploma will be mailed
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, your diploma will be mailed to your home address. Visit the update personal information page for more information.
What name will display on your diploma
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." 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
How to set a degree name
- Log into MyU: My Info tab.
- Select the Edit button next to your name. The name in this example is “University Student.”
- Click the Add a New Name button in the pop-up box.
- Select the name type you would like to set.
- Enter the name as you would like it to appear. You may also change the date it takes effect. Click the Save button.
- If you have set a preferred name, you will see the change within MyU. If you added a middle name for degree name, it won’t appear here but will be on your diploma.
Request a duplicate diploma
You may request a duplicate diploma only after receiving your initial diploma. 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.
There is no charge for a duplicate diploma. There is a $15 fee for domestic priority shipping.