A diploma is an official document indicating completion of your degree program. It bears the UNH seal and the signatures of the UNH President and the Dean of the College in which you majored. It will indicate your degree (AS, BA, BS, etc.) and your major(s) and any honors you received.. Minors do not appear on the diploma; they are recorded on your transcript. Students who participate in the Commencement ceremony will receive a diploma cover at that time.
All diplomas are 8”X10” with the exception of PhD’s which are 11”X14”.
When Will I Receive My Diploma?
Diplomas are ordered from the printer after the graduation certification process has been completed and the graduation list finalized, about 4 weeks after graduation. They are mailed to you approximately 12 weeks after graduation, provided you have no holds on your account.
Students who have exit counseling holds or who owe the university money are not eligible to receive diplomas until the holds have been cleared. To find out if you have a hold on your account, please check Webcat (Student Services & Financial Aid>View Holds).
Associates diplomas show, if applicable, honors according to the table below, provided you have completed a minimum of 32 graded UNH credits (no CR or P grades).
- Highest Honors, 3.70-4.0
- High Honors, 3.50-3.69
- Honors, 3.20-3.49
Bachelors diplomas show, if applicable, completion of University Honors, Honors in Major, and/or Latin Honors according to the table below, provided you have completed a minimum of 64 graded UNH credits (no CR or P grades).
BA/BS or AA and GPA required:
- Summa Cum Laude, 3.70-4.0
- Magna Cum Laude, 3.50-3.69
- Cum Laude, 3.20-3.49
Graduate Diplomas do not show honors designations.
Your name will appear on your diploma exactly as it appears on our student computer database. When you apply to graduate on WEBCAT your name and degree information will be displayed. If you would like a different name to appear on your diploma you will need to complete a change of name form. If your name has special characters that are not reflected on the database please contact the Graduation Office at email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diploma Mailing Address
Diplomas are mailed to the address you provided when you applied to graduate. You can check your diploma mailing address by logging onto Webcat and choosing the Personal Information tab. Diplomas are mailed approximately 12 weeks after graduation, so be sure to provide an address that will be valid then. If you have provided a campus mailing address or a foreign address as your diploma mailing address this will most likely be a problem and delay the mailing of your diploma. Please contact the Graduation Office at email@example.com if you need to change your diploma mailing address. Diplomas are not ordered until after the graduation certification process has been completed. Once received at UNH from the diploma vendor they are checked in and mailed to students as soon as possible.
Replacement or Additional Diplomas
Students must request a replacement and/or additional diploma in writing to the Graduation Department.
Please use the order form above, or include the following information in a letter:
- Student ID (or Social Security Number)
- Dates of Attendance & Year of Graduation (month if known, i.e. May, September, or December)
- Mailing address
- Email address should we have questions
- $20.00 for Undergraduates and Master degrees, and $40.00 for Ph.D
(check payable to UNH, do not mail cash)
Mail request for replacement or additional diplomas with check to:
University of New Hampshire
Office of the Registrar
11 Garrison Avenue
Durham, NH 03824
Diploma re-orders are done on the 15th of each month.
Replacement or additional diplomas are mailed approximately 8-12 weeks after the request is received. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about diplomas.