All University of Minnesota graduates after Fall 2019 receive a Certified Electronic Diploma in addition to your traditional printed diploma. The University includes the following information on both diploma formats:

  • Name
  • 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. If you graduated prior to Fall 2019, and would like an additional copy of your printed diploma, you can place an order here. Please note, Certified Electronic Diplomas are not available to graduates prior to Fall 2019.  

When to expect your diploma

Printed 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.

Domestic shipping

Diplomas addressed to U.S. addresses are shipped via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Please allow adequate time for delivery. Tracking information will be provided via email notification from [email protected] upon shipment.

International shipping

The standard shipping method for diplomas addressed outside the U.S. is via USPS First-Class Package International. Please allow adequate time for delivery. Tracking information will be provided via email notification from [email protected] upon shipment.

Digital Diploma (CeDiploma or CeCertificate)

You will receive an email with a link to download your credential when it is available from Paradigm at [email protected], about 1 to 2 weeks after your degree is awarded. Your CeDiploma or CeCertificate is a secure PDF and an official University document. 

You maintain permanent access to your credential and it may be downloaded, attached to job applications, emailed, or shared. Each credential is assigned a unique document number (CeDiD®), which can be validated via the University of Minnesota’s secure validation website.

To request a new download link, please use the CeCredential Trust® site to resend the link.

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

Text instructions
  1. Log into MyU: My Info tab.
  2. Select the Edit button next to your name. The name in this example is “University Student.”
  3. Click the Add a New Name button in the pop-up box.
  4. Select the name type you would like to set.
  5. Enter the name as you would like it to appear. You may also change the date it takes effect. Click the Save button.
  6. 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.
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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. 

Order online

Duplicate/replacement diploma requests (both domestic and international) can be reordered free of charge via the Replace Diploma/Certificate request form. All duplicate/replacement orders sent internationally will be sent via UPS worldwide at no additional charge.

If you are requesting a duplicate diploma and require priority shipping (at the cost of $15), please fill out the Duplicate Credential Request form