Your Diploma

Diploma

The Office of the Registrar orders diplomas and diploma covers. The University Events office handles all other details regarding commencement. As such, deadlines may differ for a variety of commencement-related items.

Diploma Name

The name on your diploma will appear as it is listed in the PowerCampus system (First, Middle, Last, Suffix – if applicable). You will be able to review the name that will be printed on the diploma when you complete the Commencement Application. You may also review your name on the PowerCampus Self-Service website. If there is an error, please contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@kcumb.edu prior to April 1.

If you have had a name change, you will need to submit a Name Change Request form along with legal documentation to the Office of the Registrar by April 1 in order to ensure your name change will be reflected on your diploma.  

Please note: The deadline for how your name appears in the commencement program (handled by University Events) is prior to the deadline for the diploma. If you have not submitted your name change paperwork prior to the commencement program deadline, the name that appears on the program may be different than your diploma.

Students who do not make any necessary name changes prior to graduation will be charged $125 to re-order a diploma in a different name.

Diploma Mailing Address

In April, you will receive a link from the Registrar’s office requesting your Diploma Mailing address. All graduating students are strongly encouraged to complete the Diploma Mailing address request. Those who choose not to complete the address request will have their diploma mailed to the Office of the Registrar in Kansas City. Diplomas mailed to the Office of the Registrar will not be ready for pick-up until approximately 3-4 weeks after graduation. The graduate will be required to pick up his/her diploma in-person with valid photo identification. The diploma will not be released to anyone other than the graduate.

If the graduate wishes to have the diploma mailed after its arrival at the Office of the Registrar, he/she must submit a request along with payment of a $75 shipping and handling fee.

The diploma will be held for 90 days. After 90 days, diplomas will be destroyed, and the graduate must request and pay $125 for a duplicate diploma.

Mailing Timeframe (COM)

The list of graduates will be submitted to the diploma vendor for processing the Monday following graduation.  The vendor allows up to 10 days for processing before diplomas can be shipped. Therefore, students should expect to receive their diploma 2-3 weeks after graduation.  However, it can take up to 5 weeks to receive the diploma. 

If you are unsure of your moving timeline, please use a permanent address on the diploma mailing address request. 

Mailing Timeframe (COB)

The list of graduates will be submitted to the diploma vendor for processing two weeks after the last day of classes. The vendor allows up to 10 days for processing before diplomas can be shipped. Therefore, students should expect to receive their diploma 3-4 weeks after the last day of classes. However, it can take up to 5 weeks to receive the diploma.  

If you are unsure of your moving timeline, please use a permanent address on the diploma mailing address request.  

Diploma Sizes

Doctorate — 14" tall x 17" wide
Master’s — 11" tall x 8.5" wide 

Diploma Requests

For DO graduates only: Your will receive your diploma approximately 2-3 weeks after graduation. Please note that the Registrar’s office receives a PDF of your diploma at the time your diploma is mailed. The Registrar’s office uses this PDF for all academic requests related to official diploma copies to your residency programs.

If you need a PDF copy of your diploma, please complete an Academic Records Request form

Diploma Replacement or Duplicate Diploma

If you would like to order an additional or replacement diploma, you can do so by filling out this form. There is a $125 charge for duplicate/replacement diplomas.

Diplomas Frames

To preserve, protect and display your diploma, frames are available for sale in the KCU Campus Store. For information about choices of finishes, pricing, and to place an order, click here or call Brian Williams at 816-654-7995 with questions.