All about your diploma

You’ll get a red IU diploma cover—but not the diploma itself—at Commencement. There are a few steps you need to take to ensure you get your diploma:

  • Verify or update your primary name at least one month before you’re scheduled to graduate
  • Verify or update your student home address (be sure to choose “Student Home,” not “Home” or “Mailing”)
  • Make sure there are no holds on your account
  • Apply to graduate

All diplomas other than professional diplomas are 8 ½ x 11 inches. Professional diplomas are 16 x 20 inches.

How to get your diploma

You'll be notified once your diploma is available for pickup. You can pick up your diploma at the registrar services office.

Changing your name on your diploma

The name on your diploma will be the same as your primary name on record. You can request a variation of your legal name (for example, first or middle initial instead of your full first or middle name) on your degree.

Learn how to change your degree name