Diploma Information

In order to ensure you receive your diploma with correct information, please read the information below.

Students that graduate following the spring term will receive a diploma at the Commencement ceremony. Diplomas are mailed to graduates who do not attend the Commencement ceremony, as well as to students who graduate during either the summer or fall semesters.

Students also have the option to arrange to pick up their diploma in person at the Office of the Registrar in 102 Marts Hall. Graduates must meet all financial obligations prior to the release of their diploma.

Diploma Name

The University recognizes that many members of the Bucknell community use names that are different from their legal names to identify themselves. Generally, the diploma will show the preferred name you indicate on your Application to Graduate. Be advised that in some situations the diploma is classified as a legal document, requiring that the name on the diploma match other legal documents. Preferred or affirming names that are used in order to avoid a legal obligation may be refused or removed.

Current students or alumni who have changed their legal name may note that change on University records by presenting the appropriate documentation to the Office of the Registrar, Marts Hall 201. If you find an error on your diploma, simply notify the Office of the Registrar, and a replacement will be ordered at no charge

Replacement or Duplicate Diplomas

Bucknell graduates may order a diploma to replace their original diploma. Alumni who have changed their legal name may have it noted on University records by presenting appropriate documentation to the Office of the Registrar. Diplomas are processed through a third-party partner, Paradigm, and payment must accompany your request.

To order a replacement diploma, download the form below and send it to: 

Office of the Registrar
1 Dent Drive 
Bucknell University
Lewisburg, PA 17837

Make checks or money orders payable to Bucknell University. We cannot accept credit or debit cards at this time.

Download the Replacement Diploma Order Form (pdf)

Shipping Options Within the Continental U.S.

Please indicate on your reorder form which of the below methods you would prefer and submit payment with the form.
  • Silver Standard (base fee): $35, shipped by USPS mail; may take up to two weeks to process and ship
  • Gold Rush: $22 plus the base $35 fee; will be processed within five business days and shipped via UPS Ground
  • Platinum Emergency: $40 plus the base $35 fee; will be processed overnight and shipped via Next Day Air

Shipping Options: International, Hawaii or Alaska
Shipping charges vary depending on the destination. Please call the Office of the Registrar before submitting the form to determine extra charges for shipping.



Office of the Registrar
102 Marts Hall