Diploma Mailing Schedule

Recent Ceremony Diplomas

Diplomas are mailed 3 months after each commencement ceremony. Certification of each student's degree at the University of Memphis occurs after the Commencement ceremony. We order the diplomas when we receive the official word of certification from each college of school. We are unable to order diplomas early. We appreciate your patience and work to have diplomas ready as quickly as possible. 

What is on the diploma?

  • Student’s name
  • College or School Name
  • University Name
  • Date of Graduation
  • Academic honors (if earned)
  • College honors (if earned)
  • Departmental honors (if earned)

NO Majors/Concentrations are placed on the bachelor diploma for any reason

Graduated students (excluding Late Certifications, Financial Holds, Judicial Holds)

Diplomas are mailed standard USPS. No tracking numbers available. They come in a 14x11 white mailer with the word "Fragile" in red on the front. They will not fit in a standard postal box. You should double check with your local postal office if you do not receive your diploma timely to see if it is held up at the postal box due to size. 

  • If you have not received your diploma after 3 months, please email us at commencement@memphis.edu 
  • Financial Holds: Diplomas are typically held for 1 year, depending upon the nature or the reason the diploma was held. 
  • The Commencement Office's goal is to provide all graduates with diplomas in a timely manner.
  • Listed below are the diploma mailing schedules for each graduation term.
    • Diplomas for May graduates will be mailed by the Commencement Office by end of August 1 of the same year.
    • Diplomas for August graduates will be mailed by the Commencement Office by November 1 of the same year.
    • Diplomas for December graduates will be mailed by the Commencement Office by March 1 of the next year

No diploma will be released to any student that has a financial hold or has not completed requirements for certification.

Individual Diploma Orders and Duplicate Reorders 

  • Individual Diplomas
    • Diplomas reordered for any reason will be available two-three weeks from the day of inquiry, excludes holiday schedules or scheduled maintenance.
  • Duplicate Reorders
    • Once we receive your reorder request, it will take approximately two-three weeks for our vendor to process your diploma