The diploma is a formal document issued by the University to recognize that a degree has been awarded by the institution.
University diplomas display the student’s legal name, graduation date, and degree, along with the name and seal of the institution and the signatures of University and University of Texas System officials. If the student has graduated with University honors as described in Graduation with University Honors, this accomplishment is indicated. The diploma shows the title of the degree the student has earned, such as Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, or Doctor of Philosophy; it does not include the student’s major(s).
Diplomas are mailed about six weeks after the student’s graduation. A student who owes a debt to the University may be unable to obtain a diploma until the debt is paid.
A graduate may purchase a replacement diploma if the original has been lost or destroyed. If purchased more than one year after the original diploma was issued, the replacement will bear the reissue date below the date the degree was awarded. The signatures of University and University of Texas System officials may not be the same as those on the original diploma, since the signatures of former officials are not maintained on file. Additional copies of an original diploma also may be purchased at the time of issue. Orders should be submitted to the Office of the Registrar with a $50 fee for each diploma.
A student who requests a new diploma based on a change of name must pay the replacement fee, unless the name change was submitted by the deadline set by the registrar or a postponement of the deadline was granted.
Information regarding multiple degrees for undergraduate students can be found in the Graduation section of the Undergraduate catalog.