USPS First Class mail is the default delivery method for domestic diploma delivery.  Please see additional information for Domestic Diploma Delivery.  To update the Diploma Mailing Address, or choose a diploma delivery method (other than USPS), open your degree application in MyUI and click on the (edit) link to the left side of the screen.  Scroll down to Diploma Delivery Information.  Following the diploma address you will see Delivery Method options. 

United States Postal Service (USPS) First Class Mail

USPS First Class Mail is the default method of diploma delivery for all students, but works best for domestic delivery.  Diplomas for new graduates will be sent out approximately 6 weeks after graduation. 

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.

Student Pick-up or Hold your Diploma

If you will still be in the Iowa City area 6 weeks after graduation or you are unsure where you will be residing after graduation, you may choose Student Pick-up as your diploma Delivery Method on your degree application on MyUI.  Once printed we’ll have your diploma returned to our office and we’ll contact you to let you know your diploma is available to pick-up in person (with photo ID).  If you are moving we can hold your diploma until you contact us and update your residing address on MyUI

FedEx - Overnight delivery

Students may request FedEx delivery of their diploma.  If you wish to choose FedEx delivery you may choose Fed Ex as your Diploma Delivery Method on your degree application on MyUI.    Once printed we’ll have your diploma returned to our office and we’ll process it for Fed Ex delivery.  Fed Ex will send you an email with a tracking number once they’ve picked up your diploma.  *By requesting Fed Ex delivery of your diploma, you agree to pay the Fed Ex fees that will be posted to your U-Bill. 

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.  Fed Ex will not deliver locally or to a P.O. Box.

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 delivery and 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.