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Registrar & Student Records

Ward Edwards 1000
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4900
Fax: 660.543.8400



Upon graduation and completion of all degree requirements all students receive a diploma. The cost of this diploma is included in the graduation fee billed to students during their last semester. Diplomas are printed on 8 1/2 by 11 paper and are portrait style. UCM does not keep a copy of student diplomas on file. The student is issued the only copy. Diplomas will not be mailed to students with financial holds. Students must contact the Registrar's Office once their hold is removed to initiate diploma mailing.

Your Name on Your Diploma

Your first and last names on your diploma 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 on your diploma, such as Jr., Sr., II, etc. Any changes to your diploma name must be made before the commencement date.

Information about changing your name with the university can be found here.

What is on My Diploma?


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 and concentrations do not appear on the diploma.  Diplomas do not list minors.

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.

Mailing Diplomas

Diplomas will be mailed approximately 6 to 8 weeks after the graduation ceremony to the diploma address on file in the Registrar's Office. The address indicated must be good for that time frame. Diplomas will not be forwarded by the Post Office. This address is only used to mail your diploma. If you update your primary/local mailing address it will not change your diploma address.

To make changes to your diploma mailing address, email the Office of the Registrar. You must specify a diploma address change. 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. A fee is required before a duplicate diploma will be ordered.

If your diploma is damaged in mailing please contact your local Post Office. A fee is required before a replacement can be ordered.

Replacement Diplomas

The University does not have a copy of your diploma on file. If you find an error on your diploma, you have up to one year to report this to the Registrar's Office and request a free replacement diploma. Before a replacement diploma may be ordered, the original diploma must be returned to the UCM Registrar's Office. All other requests for replacement diplomas are considered a special order and cost $25.00 per diploma. There are no express services available for diplomas. Replacement diplomas may only be requested by and issued to the graduate. Replacement diplomas take approximately three to four weeks to arrive. Replacement diplomas are not provided if students have a financial hold with the university.

Replacement diplomas will have the name of the university as "University of Central Missouri" unless the request indicates the student attended UCM when we were named Central Missouri State University and would prefer a replacement diploma with the old school name. Please add three to four additional weeks for processing of a CMSU diploma.

To order a replacement diploma mail or fax (660- 543-8400) this form to the Registrar's Office.


Apostilled Diplomas


To request an apostilled diploma please contact the Registrar's Office at 660-543-4914.


Diploma Frames

A great way to show your Central Missouri pride and to let the world know of your accomplishment is to frame your diploma. A variety of custom frames and mats are available from the University Store. Shipping and handling charges apply to orders placed via the web or phone. Check the University Store website for the complete assortment.