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.
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
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.
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 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.
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
Fees for official transcripts and duplicate diplomas are changing on August 26. Most students and alumni will no longer pay a fee per document. If you’re able to wait until then, you will be able to save money. This change is due to a new funding structure for academic records.
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.
With your student Internet ID and password, order a duplicate diploma online.
If you do not have or do not know your Internet ID and password, you can create an account to order a duplicate diploma 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
|Fri, Aug 2, 2019||Regular and second half summer session last day of classes|
|Fri, Aug 23, 2019||Second 7-week and full summer session last day of classes|
|Mon, Aug 26, 2019||Fall semester 2019 begins|
|Thu, Aug 1, 2019||August graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)|
|Fri, Aug 23, 2019||Degree conferral date for summer semester 2019|
|Sun, Sep 1, 2019||September graduation application deadline for graduate and professional students (monthly clearances only)|