Diplomas

By decision of the President’s Council, EIU’s Diploma font has changed and will be a script font beginning Fall 2017.

Your EIU diploma includes the following information:

  • Your name
  • The degree you earned
  • The date of your degree was awarded

Diploma Address Changes

When you apply for graduation you provide the mailing address for your diploma. Any graduating student who needs to change the mailing address for their diploma should contact Kelly Harmon in the Office of the Registrar.  The office is located at 1220 Old Main. She can also be reached by phone at 217-581-7496, or by email at ktharmon@eiu.edu. If you are before the deadline to apply for your graduation term, you may also change your diploma address by reapplying for graduation through PAWS.

*Please note, changing your address in PAWS does not change the mailing address for diplomas, and changing your diploma address does not change your mailing address in PAWS.

Cap and Gown

Commencement information, including how to order a cap and gown, can be found on the Commencement website here

Duplicate Diplomas

If the original diploma was damaged in the mail, there is no charge for a replacement. Please return the damaged diploma along with the request form and the replacement will be mailed at no cost.

Students who need a duplicate diploma must provide our office with the following information on a sheet of paper or by filling out the Duplicate Diploma Request Form

  • A legible copy of a valid government issued ID (ex.  Driver’s license, state ID, passport)
  • Your written signature (to compare with the one on your ID)
  • Previous name (if applicable)
  • Birthdate
  • Year and term graduated
  • Degree earned
  • Honors (if applicable)
  • How you want your name to appear on the diploma
  • Address to send the diploma to
  • Your E number (if known)

This information can be sent to us by mail, email, or fax, or can be brought in person. 

There is a $25.00 fee for each duplicate diploma you order.  If you wish to pay by credit/debit card, you will need to provide us with the card number, expiration date, and your written signature.  You may also pay by cash, check, or money order. 

Delivery of diploma

Diploma covers are handed out at the commencement ceremonies. The actual diplomas are mailed to the address listed on your graduation application approximately six weeks after you graduate.

Note: Participation in the commencement ceremony does not mean you have completed degree requirements and graduated. Your graduation is not official until your certifying dean's office has sent notification of completion of all degree requirements to the Registrar's Office and the degree has been posted to your record. See more here (link to graduation page)