Upon completion of all degree or certificate requirements, all students receive a diploma or certificate. The cost of this diploma/certificate is included in the graduation fee billed to students during their last semester.
A $10 surcharge applies to any returned diplomas and those being mailed outside of the United States. Diplomas and certificates are printed on 8 ½ x 11 paper and are portrait style.
UCM does not keep a copy of student diplomas/certificates on file: the student is issued the only copy. Diplomas/certificates will not be mailed to students with financial holds. Students must contact the Registrar's Office once their hold is removed to initiate diploma/certificate mailing.
Your first and last names on your diploma/certificate must match your official name
on your university records. For your middle name, you may choose to include your full
middle name, your middle initial, or no middle name. You may also include suffixes,
such as Jr., Sr., II, etc. Any changes to your diploma/certificate name must be made
before the commencement date.
Information about changing your name with the university can be found here.
Diplomas include the degree earned, name of your major(s), and academic honors (if applicable). If your major has a major option approved by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, the major option will also appear on the diploma. Major areas, concentrations and minors do not appear on the diploma.
Students who complete a double major will be issued one diploma with both major names listed. Students who complete a double degree will be issued one diploma per degree. Students completing double degrees must apply for each degree separately when applying for graduation.
Certificates include the name of certificate only.
Diplomas/certificates will be mailed approximately six to eight weeks after the degree conferral date to the diploma/certificate address on file in the Registrar's Office.
Diplomas being mailed outside of the United States will incur a $10 surcharge. The address indicated must be good for that time frame. Diplomas/certificates will not be forwarded by the Post Office. This address is only used to mail your diploma/certificate. If you update your primary/local mailing address it will not change your diploma/certificate address.
To make changes to your diploma/certificate mailing address, log into MyCentral and
go to the Personal Information section on the landing page. Be sure to update the
diploma mailing address (and not one of the other address fields). If you move to
an address other than the one on file in the Registrar's Office and fail to notify
the Registrar's Office, we cannot guarantee you will receive your diploma/certificate.
Returned diplomas will incur a $10 fee to be mailed again. A fee is required before
a duplicate will be ordered.
If your diploma or certificate is damaged in mailing please contact your local Post Office. A fee is required before a replacement can be ordered.