United States Postal Service (USPS) First Class Mail

USPS First Class Mail is the default method of diploma delivery for all students.  Diplomas for new graduates will be sent to the address provided as their Diploma Mailing Address on the degree application in MyUI approximately 6 weeks after graduation.  If you do not list a Diploma Mailing Address, the diploma will be mailed after confirmation that all degree requirements have been met, to the Residing Address the student lists in MyUI.  (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.)

Advantages of using USPS: Cost; there are no additional fees added to your U-Bill.  However, if you provide an incorrect diploma mailing address and your diploma does not arrive, you will be assessed a $10 reissue/re-mailing fee on your U-Bill.

Disadvantages of using USPS:  There are no tracking numbers with USPS First Class Mail.

Ask Diploma Mailing Services to Hold your Diploma

If you will still be in the Iowa City area, or you are unsure where you will be residing approximately 6 weeks after graduation, you may want to request that Diploma Services hold your diploma for you to pick-up in person or mail to you at a later time, once you have established a new residing address.  Your email request to have your diploma held should include:

  1. Your name.
  2. Your University ID number.
    1. The following text:  I would like Diploma Services to hold my diploma for in-person pick up. I understand all future correspondence about picking up my diploma must come from my UI email address.

Your email request for Diploma Services (reg-diploma@uiowa.edu) to hold your diploma should arrive no later than January 2, 2019.

FedEx - Overnight delivery

Students may also request FedEx delivery of their diploma.  If you wish to choose FedEx delivery please contact reg-diploma@uiowa.edu. Your response with the required information (below) is required no later than January 2, 2019.

Advantages of using FedEx:  Faster, more reliable delivery (1-2 days after FedEx ships) with a tracking number to allow you to track the status of your shipment.

Disadvantages of using FedEx: Cost; a $15 FedEx fee will be charged to your U-Bill.

Your email request for FedEx Overnight should include:

  • Your name.
  • Your University ID number.
  • The address - including postal code - where you would like your diploma delivered.
  • An email address - other than your UI email address - that FedEx can use to contact you with your tracking number after your diploma has been shipped.
  • A phone number that FedEx can use to contact you, if necessary.

By requesting Fed Ex delivery of your diploma, you agree to pay the Fed Ex fees that will be posted to your U-Bill. 

It is your responsibility to make sure FedEx can deliver to the address you provide. If your diploma is returned to the UI because it cannot be delivered, the FedEx shipping fees and the return fees will be charged to your U-Bill.

To learn how to keep your UI Office 365 Email Account active, see Your Office 365 Account after Graduation (Eligibility for your UI email account will end two years after graduation).

Additional information about IT Services for Graduating Students can be found at Services Impacted by Graduation.