Summer 2021 Diploma Information Update
Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Diploma Services must make adjustments to diploma delivery options. See below for Domestic and International delivery options.
Normal Operations (see below for standard operating procedures)
Receiving Your Diploma
University of Iowa graduates will receive one 8.5" x 11" diploma, per degree. Diplomas for new graduates will be sent to the students' Diploma Delivery Address approximately 6 - 8 weeks after graduation. If students do not list a diploma delivery address, the diploma will be mailed to the Residing Address they list on MyUI at the end of their graduating session.
Students with a domestic/U.S. diploma delivery address should choose United States Postal Service (USPS) First Class mail as their diploma delivery method. However, students with international diploma delivery addresses may be better served by choosing Fed Ex International delivery in order to expedite delivery and receive a tracking number. USPS International mail is not reliable and there is no tracking number. Fall degree applicants must update their diploma delivery method on MyUI by August 6, 2021.
The University of Iowa will not issue a diploma to graduates with past-due U-Bill accounts. If your account was past due at the time diplomas were mailed, but has been paid, you should contact Diploma Services at email@example.com to let us know you have paid your U-Bill balance, so we can order a diploma for you. Students are able to view their U-Bill on MyUI under the Student Records tab, under the heading Finances & Billing.
Diploma Delivery Address
Diplomas are sent to the address the student provided as their Diploma Delivery Address on their degree application in MyUI. Fall degree applicants must update their Diploma Mailing Address on MyUI before the deadline on August 6, 2021.
In MyUI, under the Student Information tab, go to Student Life Management and click on the Degree Application link. If you have an active degree application on file you will see your Diploma Address on the right side of the screen. To update the Diploma Delivery Address, click on the (edit) link to the left which will open your application. Scroll down to Diploma Delivery Information and enter your diploma address here. Be sure to click on the green Save button at the bottom of the screen. Following the diploma address you will see Delivery Method options. Please see additional information for Domestic Diploma Delivery and International Diploma Delivery.
Do not send your diploma to a 3rd party address without using c/o (in care of + name of 3rd party individual). If the diploma is sent to an incorrect address and it is lost or returned to the Office of the Registrar, it will be necessary for the student to provide a corrected address on MyUI and pay a $10 reorder/re-mailing fee. (If you are unsure where you will be residing at that time, you may want to consider having your diploma sent to a parent address.)
Your name will appear on your diploma as it does on your University records (MyUI). Your Diploma Name will also appear on your degree application on MyUI. If your name is not correct on MyUI, please complete the Name Change Form, (*legal documentation is required for all name changes), submit with the required documentation as stated on the form, and return to the UI Service Center, 2700 UCC. In order to appear correctly on your diploma, name changes should be processed by the last day of your graduation month.
International Students: If you are having your diploma certified in another country you will want your diploma name to match your passport name. Preferred First Name usage is not recommended. If you need to update your Official Student Name, use the Online Name Change Form and a copy/image of your passport as documentation.
Diploma covers are not delivered with the physical diploma. Spring 2021 degree applicants will be able to pick up a diploma cover in their commencement materials package. This package can be picked up by Spring 2021 degree applicants during the Hawkeye Farewell on the Pentacrest.