Diplomas


Graduates throwing their caps in the air

Congratulations on Graduating!


Diplomas

When your graduation is certified, the Office of the University Registrar orders your original (first) diploma. This order defaults to pick-up unless you updated the delivery method when you applied for graduation.  

Original diplomas are held for one year after graduation. You can modify your delivery method in Enroll & Pay to ensure you receive this important document. After one-year diplomas are destroyed and students must request and pay for a replacement diploma. 

Original diplomas are mailed or available for pick-up according to the schedule below: 

TermAvailable (approximate)
Spring (Lawrence)Late July
FallLate February
SummerLate September

If you are picking up your diploma, please wait for a response from the Office of the University Registrar before arriving at the KU Visitor Center or Edwards Campus reception desk. We will contact you when your diploma is ready for pick-up.

Replacement diplomas can be ordered for an added fee. They are provided via the delivery method requested 14-21 days after the request is submitted. Replacement diplomas reflect the university's current diploma design and contain the signatures of the current chancellor and Kansas Board of Regents. We are not able to replicate original diploma styles or signatures.  

A KU Online ID is needed to order a replacement diploma. You can create your Online ID at MyIdentity Account Setup. You will need your KU Student ID Number, which can be provided by contacting the Office of the University Registrar. 

If you are picking up your diploma, please wait for a response from the Office of the University Registrar before arriving at the KU Visitor Center or Edwards Campus reception desk. We will contact you when your diploma is ready for pick-up.

TypeUS Mail (USPS)UPS*International Mail*International FedEx*Pick Up
Original Diploma$10.00$15.00$25.00$96.00No Charge
Additional or Replacement Diploma$20.00$25.00$35.00$106.00$10.00
Notary Fee$5 per document. Complete the Notary Request Form to request notarization.

Please note:

  • UPS does not deliver to PO boxes, APO or FPOS. In addition, please ensure if you select this option your town is in the UPS delivery area or additional charges will apply to complete the delivery. 
  • Please select International FedEx for delivery to China.
  • Tracking numbers are not provided by the USPS for parcels mailed internationally.

Diplomas come in two sizes depending on the degree earned: 

  • Bachelor's and Masters degrees: 8.5" x 11" 
  • Doctorate degrees: 14" x 17" 

The University of Kansas is proud to present the commemorative sesquicentennial diploma honoring the university's legacy of tradition and academic excellence.  

Graduates of the University of Kansas are invited to order a KU 150 Diploma. The diploma will reflect your degree information including the official conferral date of your degree. Cost is $50 plus any mailing fees that may apply. If you have multiple degrees, a separate order would need to be placed for each degree. 

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Additional costs for mail:

Pick-up (KU Visitor Center)US MailUS Mail (Certified)International MailSpecial Delivery - China FedEx
No Charge$10$15$25$96