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Diplomas

If you have applied for graduation, the Office of the University Registrar will automatically place an order for your original (first) diploma. This order is defaulted to pick up, but we encourage you to update your delivery method to shipping (note this is updating your order not ordering a replacement diploma). If you need to modify your order to update your diploma method please do so by following the instructions on page 4 of the Diploma Delivery Request.

If you wish to have your original diploma sent to an address outside of the U.S., you may update the mailing address by logging into your Enroll and Pay Student Center and selecting Diploma Delivery Request under My Academics. International mail charges are listed below.

Diplomas will not be provided for students with financial and other obligations to the University of Kansas

The Office of the University Registrar will hold diplomas for one year after graduation. Students who do not pick up/update their delivery method for their diploma within one year will need to order and pay for a replacement diploma through Enroll & Pay.


Diploma Pickup

The KU Visitor's Center and Edwards Campus recepeption desk are not open to pick up diplomas at this time. Please follow the instructions above to request your diploma be mailed. 

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. Spring and Summer 2020 diplomas will be mailed. The KU Visitor's Center is not open at this time. 

A Photo ID is required. If you would like to authorize another person to pick up your diploma please fill out the Authorization for document pickup by third party form. Diplomas may be picked up at the KU Visitor Center (Lawrence Campus) when it reopens. 

Authorization for document pickup by third party


Replacement Diplomas

Replacement diplomas utilize the university's current design and contain the signatures of the current chancellor and chair of the Kansas Board of Regents. We are not able to replicate original diploma styles or signatures.

Ordering a Replacement Diploma

A KU Online ID is needed to order a replacement diploma. If you need to create a KU Online ID visit the IT accounts site and click on "Create a KU Online ID"; you will need to know your seven-digit KU ID number. 

  1. Login to Enroll & Pay
  2. Click the Degree Progress & Graduation tile
  3. Select Diploma Delivery Request (Please select a mailing option at this time, mailing charges have been reduced.)
  4. Read the statement in the New Request field, then click the I Agree - Start New Diploma Request button

Replacement diplomas orders are generally mailed one month after the order was placed. You may check your order status online at the KU Diploma Delivery Request to determine if your replacement diploma has been produced. 


 

Diploma Fees (non-refundable)

  US Mail (USPS) UPS* International Mail* International FedEx Pick Up
Original Diploma $10.00* $15.00* $25.00* $96.00 No 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.

*Diploma shipping fees have been reduced for USPS and International Mail for orders placed while the Visitors Center is unavailable for pick-up. Please log in to view updated charges and update your delivery method if needed.

*UPS does not deliver to PO boxes, APOs, 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. For more information visit https://www.ups.com

*Tracking numbers are not provided by the USPS for parcels mailed internationally.


Diploma Distribution

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

Term Available (approximate)
Spring (Lawrence) Late July
Fall Late February
Summer Late September

Diploma Sizes

Diplomas come in two sizes depending on the degree earned:

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

KU 150 Diploma

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


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