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Office of the Registrar

Office of the Registrar
118 Anderson Hall
919 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506–0114

Main Line: 785-532-6254

Phone Hours:
 Monday, Wednesday through Friday
 8:00-5:00 pm
 9:00-5:00 pm
E-mail: registrar@k-state.edu 


Walk-in Hours:
 Wildcat One Stop
 119 Anderson Hall
 Monday, Wednesday through Friday
 8:00-5:00 pm
 9:00-5:00 pm

Diploma Name

You may update your diploma name in the application to graduate.  The completed request should be submitted prior to the applicaton to graduate deadline posted on the Academic Calendar

Screen Shot of Diploma Name Box on Application

Special Characters in Your Diploma Name

You may enter special characters, such as accented lettes, in your diploma name.  Use the special character guide sheet (image) to assist in entering the special characters.   Nicknames or name alternatives using quotation marks or paranthesis are not listed on the diploma.

Diploma Delivery

The Office of the Registrar mails, upon completion of degree requirements, one complimentary diploma.   

All financial/academic holds must be cleared before a diploma can be mailed. Check your KSIS Student Center for hold and departmental contact information. (How-to)

Students have 90 calendar days after the end of the semester of graduation to clear holds without delaying the mailing of a diploma. If holds are cleared after such time, students will need to notify the Office of the Registrar to arrange the release and mailing of a diploma. Diplomas will be retained for two years after the graduation date and will then be destroyed. After that time, any request for a diploma by the student will incur all charges associated with ordering a duplicate or replacement diploma.

Diploma Content

  • Student's Name
    • Once a student has left the university, names can only be changed on a diploma with supporting legal documentation of a name change (i.e. a copy of a marriage license, a court order or divorce decree, a current passport, a driver’s license, or a Social Security card).  To submit a request for change the Student Data Information Change Form is required.
  • K-State Degree
  • K-State Major (varies by college)
  • Date of Graduation
  • Graduation Honors (Undergraduate Only - if earned)
  • University Honors Program (Undergraduate Only - if earned)

NOTE:  SubPlans and Minors do not appear on the K-State diploma

Certificates, SubPlans, Secondary Majors and Minors will only appear on the K-State Transcript.

Diploma Size

Effective Spring 2022, The size of diplomas for all undergraduate and master degrees is 8.5" x 11".  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ph.D. and Ed.D. which is 11" x 17".

Diploma Authenticity

The diploma is an important symbol of academic achievement.  However, K-State does not recommend that the diploma be accepted in lieu of an official transcript or degree verification.  If you are presented with a K-State diploma as evidence of a degree, please ask the student for an Official Transcript and/or submit a Third-Party Degree Verification through the National Student Clearinghouse for verification of the document.