What You Need To Know About Your Diploma

  • It is crucial for you to provide a current mailing address in order to receive your diploma.
  • Your diploma and an official academic transcript will be mailed separately to you approximately four to six weeks following the commencement date, provided there are no holds on your academic record and you have met degree requirements.
  • Undergraduate and Master degree diplomas are 8.5" x 11" while the PhD diploma is 11" x 14".
  • Miami University diplomas show the degree (e.g., Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, etc.) and Latin honors (if earned); majors ARE NOT printed on diplomas.
  • If awarded multiple degrees (e.g., a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science) you will receive a separately shipped diploma for each degree.
  • If awarded one degree (e.g. Bachelor of Arts) with multiple majors (e.g., History and Mathematics), you will receive one diploma for that degree.
  • Your official academic transcript includes the degree(s), major(s), minor(s), and honors (Latin, University, Departmental) awarded.

If You Have Not Received Your Diploma

  • You may have a hold on your academic record and you should log into MyMiami or the One Stop to view information on your hold and how to resolve it.
  • The mailing address on your record may be incorrect and you should email commencement@MiamiOH.edu with your updated address. We will reship your diploma when it is received back in our office or after 30 days passes from time of shipping and your notification to us of non-receipt.
  • You may not have completed degree requirements and you should contact your divisional advising office of your College for assistance.

If Your Diploma Was Damaged in the Mail

While Miami makes every effort to have the diploma delivered in a timely manner and in perfect condition, weather and delivery methods sometimes prevent that from happening. If your diploma was damaged in the mail and you need a replacement, please follow these steps.

  • Email commencement@MiamiOH.edu to let us know that your diploma was damaged and attach a photo of the damage. If you would like the diploma sent to a new mailing address, include the new address in your email.
  • We will reprint the diploma free of charge. Please allow 2–4 weeks for processing and printing of replacement diplomas.
  • We will send an email to your Miami email account when the reprinted diploma has been mailed.

If You Need To Order A Replacement Diploma

Diplomas that have been lost, damaged or destroyed can be reprinted. There are no duplicate copies held on file by the University. Please note:

  • The fee for a replacement diploma is $29.00. A check/money order (payable to Miami University) must accompany the completed, notarized Replacement Diploma Order Form [PDF].
  • Allow 2-4 weeks for processing and printing of replacement diplomas.
  • Undergraduate and Master degree diplomas are 8.5" x 11" while the PhD diploma is 11" x 14".