Replacement Diplomas

If you are requesting a replacement diploma only as confirmation of graduation, you may be better served by requesting a degree verification letter.

Often Colgate's diploma is not sufficient for confirmation of graduation as it is printed in Latin and only the graduation year appears. A degree verification letter can be provided with more critical information (dates of attendance, graduation date, etc.). Also, degree verification letters can be processed in 2-4 business days, whereas a replacement diploma will take several weeks. 

To obtain a replacement diploma, please print the Replacement Diploma Request Form.

You must pay online for the replacement diploma by using Colgate's online payment system. Your request and online payment must be received before your diploma order can be processed. The registrar's office will receive confirmation once your payment has been made.   

  • Standard (domestic mailing) fee is $10 (3-4 weeks for delivery)
  • Rush-service (domestic mailing) fee is $30 (2-3 weeks delivery)
  • International mailing fee is $70 (delivery times vary by destination)

Send your request directly to the Office of the Registrar:


Office of the Registrar
Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY 13346



Email (request must be scanned and attached)

English Translation of Diploma

Read an English translation of the Colgate University diploma.

Requesting an Apostille

Are you sending your records outside the country and need an apostille for your transcript, diploma, and/or verification of enrollment? The sole function of the apostille is to certify the authenticity of the signature on the document. Visit our Requesting an Apostille page for details.