Due to the spread of COVID-19, diploma order requests will temporarily need to be placed in the following way:

  • You will need to access the order form here and submit the form electronically to graduation@illinois.edu . DO NOT INCLUDE CREDIT CARD INFORMATION ON THE FORM—SENDING CREDIT CARD INFORMATION VIA EMAIL IS NOT SECURE.
  • You will need to call 217-333-6383 between the hours of 8:30AM – 12:00PM and 1:00PM – 5:00PM Central Standard Time to provide us with the credit card information.

All University of Illinois graduates with no outstanding University charges will receive one diploma per degree earned, free of charge. In addition, replacement or duplicate diplomas or certified copies can be requested through the Office of the Registrar.

Students graduating in August 2020, or later, may choose to create a diploma name with a preferred first name and legal last name. Examples of preferred names include: using a middle name instead of a first name; using an abbreviated name (Tom instead of Thomas); using an Americanized name (Wendy instead of Haiyan); or using a name that better reflects one’s ethnic, racial or gender identity. Instructions for submitting a diploma name will be included in our regular graduation information email that is sent to graduating students about three weeks prior to the end of each semester.  Please be advised that in some situations, the name appearing on your diploma may need to match other legal documents you possess.

Replacement or Duplicate Diploma

Have you lost your diploma, or do you want another copy? The cost of a replacement or duplicate diploma is $20.00. Request one today! As a reminder, the University of Illinois does not offer electronic diplomas.

Certified Copy of Diploma

The Office of the Registrar will provide, upon written request, a certified copy of a diploma. A certified copy of a diploma is a quality copy of the original that has been authenticated and notarized.

Please complete the request form and fax (217-333-3100) or mail or hand-deliver (901 West Illinois Street, Suite 140, Urbana, IL 61801) the form, along with a good photocopy of the original diploma, to us. Certified copies of diplomas are $6.00 each.


University of Illinois policy prevents mailing a diploma if you have a past-due account. Contact University Bursar with questions about your account balance. Once your account has been cleared, you need to contact the Office of the Registrar by phone 217-333-6383 or email by providing your UIN, date the account was cleared, and confirmation of the address for delivery of the diploma.

Delivery of Your Diploma

University of Illinois diplomas are 8.5 × 11 inches and sent by first-class mail to a student’s diploma address approximately 9 weeks after your conferral date. Please review this address and update as necessary before leaving the University. If you have not received your diploma within 9 weeks of the conferral date, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Check Your Order Status

Check the status of your ordered diploma through our diploma printing company.

After mailing, if your diploma is returned to the Office of the Registrar, you will be responsible for providing a corrected address and paying for any forwarding mail charges as well as processing fees. If your diploma is not returned to the Office of the Registrar and 90 days have passed since the mailing date, you will be responsible for providing the correct address and paying for the cost of the replacement diploma.

Any Questions?

Refer to our frequently asked questions regarding graduation for more information on diplomas.