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Ordering Original and Replacement Diplomas

In order to pickup or have your diploma mailed to you, sign in to the Enroll & Pay system, click on “student center,” then under Academics, click the “other academic” menu bar and select “diploma delivery request. If you need to create an Online ID visit the IT accounts site and click on "Create a KU Online ID". In order to create a KU Online ID, you will need to know your seven-digit KU ID number. If you do not know this number, you may request it by followiung the instructions here:

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.

Currently students cannot enter a country other than USA when ordering a diploma. Please send the address to and we will ensure your diploma is mailed as requested. Please be aware of the international mail charges listed below.

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

Diploma Pickup

Photo ID is required to pick up your diploma; written authorization is required to release diploma to another person; those picking up your diploma must have a photo ID. Diplomas may be picked up in 121 Strong Hall (Lawrence Campus) or Edward's students may request pickup at the Edwards Campus reception desk. Additional time may be required for pickup at Edwards Campus.

The original diploma may be picked up for one year from the date of graduation. After this deadline has passed the original diploma is destroyed and a replacement diploma must be ordered and paid for by the graduate.

Contact the University Registrar's office at (785) 864-4422 for more information.

Diploma Fees (non-refundable)

US Mail US Mail - Certified Certified Intl. Mail Pick Up
Original Diploma $10.00 $15.00 $25.00 No charge
Replacement Diploma $20.00 $25.00 $35.00 $10.00
Addtl to same address $20.00 $25.00 $35.00  

* We reserve the right to charge a $3.00 per document notary fee.

Diploma Distribution

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

Term Available (Approximate)
Spring (Lawrence) Late July
Fall Early March
Summer Early October

* The University of Kansas has unveiled a new design for its diploma, the first update since 1981. Once ordered, replacement diplomas can take several weeks to arrive on campus.

Diploma Sizes

Diplomas come in two sizes depending on the degree earned.

  • Bachelor's and master's degrees measure 8.5" x 11".
  • Doctorate Degrees measure 14" x 17".

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access,, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas, medical center campuses).