New diplomas available for graduating students, alumni

Redesigned University of Missouri diplomas that reference the new name of
the Rolla campus – Missouri University of Science and Technology – will soon
become available for May 2008 graduates and Missouri S&T alumni.

The redesigned diplomas, approved recently by the University of Missouri
administration, replace the former wording “Done at the University in the City
of Rolla, State of Missouri,” with “Done at Missouri University of Science and
Technology in the City of Rolla, State of Missouri.” The university’s full name
is in bold type set in a larger font size – the same size as the graduating
student’s name – to draw attention to the new name.

On Jan. 1, 2008, the university changed its name from the University of
Missouri-Rolla (UMR) to Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri

The name change did not affect the Rolla campus’s affiliation with the
University of Missouri System. Missouri S&T remains part of the four-campus
University of Missouri System, so all Missouri S&T degrees and diplomas
will continue to be conferred by the University of Missouri Board of Curators.
Consistent with the wording on diplomas from other University of Missouri
campuses, the diploma Missouri S&T graduates receive this May will continue
to reference “The Curators of the University of Missouri” at the top of the

All May 2008 Missouri S&T graduates will receive the new diploma in the
mail, along with a coupon to order the previous University of Missouri diploma.
The previous diploma will be available to graduating students at no charge over
the next six years (through May 2013).

Alumni who graduated from the Rolla campus prior to Jan. 1, 2008, may
purchase the redesigned diploma at a reduced rate of $15. Order forms are
available online at

Images of both diplomas may also be viewed online at

Previous University of Missouri diploma.

Newly redesigned University of Missouri (Missouri S&T) diploma.