Diploma Information

In order to ensure you receive your diploma with correct information, please read the following:

Diplomas are ordered three times each year:

  • In February for spring semester graduates
  • In August for summer graduates
  • In January for fall semester graduates 

If you graduate in the spring, you will receive your diploma at Commencement. Diplomas are mailed to graduates who do not attend the Commencement ceremony and to students who graduate during the summer or the following fall semester. Students may also pick up their diploma in person at the Office of the Registrar in 102 Marts Hall. Students must meet all financial obligations before their diploma can be released.

Diploma Preferred Name

The name that appears on your diploma is taken from your Application to Graduate. Once we receive diplomas from our printing vendor, we inspect them carefully. If you find an error on your diploma, simply notify the Office of the Registrar and a replacement will be ordered at no charge.

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 may need to be used as a legal document, requiring that the name on the diploma match other legal documents. Preferred names that are used to avoid a legal obligation may be refused or removed.

Students who have changed their legal name may note that change on University records by presenting appropriate documentation to the Office of the Registrar, such as a court order or Social Security card. 

Please note that a fee may be charged where a name change requires a diploma reorder.

Replacement Diplomas

Bucknell graduates may order a diploma to replace their original diploma. Diplomas are sent from our third-party vendor, 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.

Be sure that your request contains your signature. Requests cannot be processed without a signature; therefore telephone requests cannot be honored.

Download the Replacement Diploma Order Form (pdf)

Shipping Options Within the Continental U.S.
Please indicate on your re-order 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