Here are some common questions about when you will receive your diploma, diploma covers and how to order a replacement diploma:

When will I receive my diploma?

Approximately eight to ten weeks after commencement your diploma will be mailed to your mailing address. To verify or change your mailing address, please use the PAWS computer system. In general, diplomas are mailed in the:

4th week in February for December graduates
2nd week in March for UWinteriM
4th week in July for Spring graduates
4th week in October for Summer graduates

What if I'm an International Students with a special mailing request?

International students should notify the Graduation Processing Office in Mellencamp Hall, Room 290 of any special instructions or foreign mailing address for their diploma.

How do I get a replacement or additional diploma?

A graduate may order additional or replacement diplomas for a $35.00 fee by:

  • Completing the Replacement Diploma Form (PDF version or Online Version) and payment
  • Stopping in at Mellencamp Hall, room 290 to complete a paper form and making payment.

Please contact us at 414-229-6571 or stop by Mellencamp Hall, Room 290 for further information.

How do I get a diploma cover?

Diploma covers are distributed during the commencement ceremony to students who attend. If after receiving your diploma you need a cover, you may pick one up in Mellencamp Hall, Room 290, or you may request that one be sent to you by contacting:

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Registrar's Office
P.O. Box 729
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0729

What if I'm an International Students with a special mailing request?

International students should notify the Graduation Processing Office in Mellencamp Hall, Room 290 of any special instructions or foreign mailing address for their diploma.

Can someone pick up my diploma for me?

Yes, but an Authorization Letter For Diploma Pickup must be completed first. Please note that faxed and otherwise electronically transmitted copies of this authorization form will not be accepted. Form must be submitted in person or by mail. The authorized recipient of the diploma must present a photo ID at the time of diploma pick up. A copy of the ID will be retained along with this letter.

If you have any questions regarding this authorization, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (414) 229-3800 or online at www.contactro.uwm.edu.