Undergraduate students are required to specify an address for diploma distribution when completing the Online Graduation Application.
Changes to this mailing address may be requested using the Diploma Mailing Address Change Form and must be received by the Office of the University Registrar at least one month prior to the corresponding diploma distribution listed below.
Minors are shown on the diploma. Concentrations, emphases, supplementary fields, focus areas, tracks, plans, options, and specializations within majors are not shown on the diploma, but are shown on the transcript.
Please include an international phone number when providing an international mailing address.
Diplomas mailed internationally are sent using the United States Postal Service (USPS) First Class Mail, which does not provide a tracking number to monitor the status of the delivery.
If you wish to utilize tracking, we have partnered with UEMS – eShipGlobal. If you already have an account with UEMS – eShipGlobal, you can use the same account to order express mailing for your diploma using either FedEx, DHL or UPS. There is an additional shipping cost and using UEMS – eShipGlobal is entirely optional. Go to UEMS - eShipGlobal to sign up for an account or log into your previously established account; you need your UC Davis student ID number, mailing address, email address, phone number, and credit card information. Select the Office of the University Registrar option. This option will add additional processing time up to a few weeks.
Should you choose to use UEMS – eShipGlobal, they send you a notification email and tracking number to track the progress of your shipment. They also notify us on your behalf that you are using the service and assist you with any questions regarding the shipping and tracking of your diploma.
Another option is to have it mailed is USPS First Class Mail, instead of mailing internationally. If you do not have a U.S. address, we recommend that the diploma be shipped to a friend or relative in the U. S. When supplying the address, add the friend or relative's name and the abbreviation "c/o" (care of) in the address so the Postal Service is clear on the name and address for delivery. For example, "YOUR NAME c/o Jamie Doe, 123 Smith Street, Davis, CA 95616."
If a student is degree awarded as a multiple major within different colleges (e.g., AB English under the College of Letters & Science and BS Biological Sciences under the College of Biological Sciences), they receive a separate diploma for the degree(s) earned under each college.