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Office of the Registrar


Information on this webpage pertains to diplomas issued for all DU programs.

Information for Graduates from the Previous Quarter


Diplomas are issued four times a year; normally 7-8 weeks after the term ends, and after all holds are cleared. Diplomas are sent first-class mail via the United States Postal Service (USPS). Graduates may request Worldwide Express Service shipping, either domestically or internationally, via United Parcel Service (UPS) for an additional fee. Worldwide Express Service shipping via UPS includes tracking. Diplomas sent via UPS typically arrive within one to three days from the date the diploma was shipped. Graduates requesting shipping via UPS must complete this Diploma UPS Worldwide Express Shipping Request (PDF) and submit payment. The University will accept check or money order if you pay by mail, or cash, check or money order if you pay in person.


Graduates with holds (obligations to the University of Denver which must be cleared before the diploma will be released) will be notified of their hold(s) via email before we attempt to mail diplomas. Graduates may also check for holds on their student account via PioneerWeb . Once holds have been cleared, the graduate should notify [email protected] to have the diploma mailed. 

Name of the graduate

The student name listed on a diploma or certificate must match the official name on file at the University (first name, middle name, last name), with the following exceptions:

  • option of first name or initial;
  • option of diminutive or alternate form for the first name;
  • option of a first name which conforms with the graduate's genuine expression of gender identity;
  • omission of the first name when the middle name is used as a salutary name;
  • option of middle name or initial;
  • omission of the middle name;
  • inclusion of former or maiden name(s);
  • inclusion of proper capitalization and accentuation of name; and,
  • inclusion of Hispanic maternal surnames.

Neither titles nor degrees previously earned will be included as part of a graduate's name on a diploma.

Diploma Dimensions

The dimensions of the diploma, excluding those awarded to students in the Law and Taxation programs, is 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches. Law and Taxation diplomas are 11 inches by 14 inches.

Replacement Diplomas

The Office of Registrar can provide a replacement diploma. The replacement diploma bears the signatures of University officials who served at the time the student graduated. The size of the replacement diploma is 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, 11 inches by 14 inches for Law and Taxation and the cost is $50.

Diploma orders will be fulfilled within three weeks after we receive payment, if there are no holds on the student's account. The University will accept check or money order if you pay by mail, or cash, check or money order if you pay in person. Please submit this Diploma Order Form (PDF) to order a replacement diploma. 

Diploma Order Contact:

Office of the Registrar
Cassidy Robinson
2197 S. University Blvd., room G55
Denver, CO 80208
[email protected]