What to Do When Your College Diploma Is Lost

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What to Do When Your College Diploma Is Lost

1/2/2019 By University Frames

What to Do When Your College Diploma Is Lost

Life after graduation can get a little chaotic; moving in or out of apartments (or dorms), internships, jobs, etc. Sometimes things get lost or damaged with everything going on. One important item you should keep your eye on is your college diploma. Your diploma represents years of hard work and commitment to your education. If you didn't frame it as soon as you received it, there is a chance it could get lost or damaged. What do you do when you lose your college diploma or need to replace it? 

Here are some simple steps you can take to have it replaced:

Know the Replacement Process

Each college and university has different processes in place to help you get a replacement diploma. To start, Google “Registrar Office replacement diploma” and the name of your school. From there, reach out to your alma mater and ask what you need to do to order a replacement. They will be able to tell you what needs to be done before a new document can be printed and shipped.

Order a Replacement

In order to receive a replacement diploma, most colleges and universities require that you send a written request to obtain a new one. You will also have to include whatever fees are associated with the printing and shipment of a new diploma. This will vary from school to school. It's important that you find out how much you will need to pay before you send your written request.

Frame It!

As soon as you receive your new diploma, make sure to have it professionally framed. You are less likely to lose it again if you have it securely encased in a college diploma frame. The cost of framing your diploma is well worth it if you plan on hanging it in your home or office. A quality frame will also protect it from getting damaged by UV rays or moisture.

Frame Your Diploma


If you want to preserve your diploma and minimize the risk of misplacing or damaging it, have it professionally matted and framed. Not only will it keep your diploma safe, you will preserve your achievement to last a lifetime. 

Build Your Frame

University Frames

University Frames, an American company based in Anaheim, CA, has been providing custom diploma frames since 1990. We offer quality diploma frames that fit your taste and style. We are committed to providing the best customer experience through our quality craftsmanship and attention-to-detail approach. Contact us to get a custom diploma frame and show off your pride!