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A Clarkson University diploma is a student’s certificate of accomplishment.  The diploma is printed with the name the student approved when they applied for graduation, along with the student’s primary degree (i.e. Bachelor of Science) and their major (i.e. Mechanical Engineering).  With Distinction and With Great Distinction are noted on the diploma for Undergraduate Students only who met the requirements.  If you are an Honors student and have met all requirements, this will also be noted on the diploma.  Minors are not listed on the diploma, but are indicated on the official transcript.

The diploma is 8 ½ x 11 inches and is marked with a seal and encased in a green and gold case. Certain circumstances will result in receiving a diploma at a later date, and students will be informed of this before the ceremony.  If a student is unable to attend the ceremony, diplomas will be mailed the week following degree certification.  Diplomas are not available prior to the stated date of graduation.

Replacement Diplomas

In order to request a replacement diploma, Clarkson University requires that the alumnus complete a Diploma Replacement Form.  Please fill out this form in its entirety and submit it to the Student Administrative Services Office, Clarkson University, 8 Clarkson Avenue, Box 5575, Potsdam, NY  13699.  These requests normally take three to four weeks for delivery.  The cost is $30 and may be charged to Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

For questions, please contact Student Administrative Services at 315-268-6451 or

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