2017 and 2018 Diplomas

Important message about 2017 and 2018 diplomas

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke diplomas issued for Winter 2017 and Spring 2018 commencement may include the signature of 2016-17 Board of Trustees Chair, Kellie Hunt Blue. While this does not impact graduates’ record of degree completion, official transcripts, or standing as a graduate, the university would like to offer the opportunity to request an updated diploma.

If you received a diploma during the semesters referenced above, please complete the form below to provide a current mailing address. The Office of the Registrar at UNC Pembroke will issue a replacement diploma at no cost to you.

Please review our FAQs below for additional information.

For additional questions or more information, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 910.521.6298 or email registrar@uncp.edu.

2017-2018 Diploma FAQs

See the following FAQs to answer questions you may have about the diploma you received.

 

What is the nature of the adjustment to diplomas issued for Winter 2017 and Spring 2018?

The diploma you received may have the signature of the former Chair of the Board of Trustees, Kellie Hunt Blue. The correct signature should have been 2017-18 Chair, Dr. James Jones.

 

Does this affect my graduation status?

Because the diploma you receive is a commemoration of your achievement, this does not affect your graduation status or the status of the degree you have earned. Official certification of your degree is made through your official transcript.

 

How do I get a new diploma with the correct signature?

Please complete the form below with a current mailing address to which we can send your corrected diploma. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of the corrected diploma.

 

What happens if I do nothing, or if I do not order a corrected diploma? Will my degree still be valid?

Whether you order a corrected diploma or not, your degree remains valid. The diploma is a commemoration of your achievement. Official certification of your degree is made through your official transcript.

 

Is the diploma a legal document?

The diploma is not a legal document. It is a commemoration of your achievement in earning a degree. Official certification of your degree is made through your official transcript.

 

I’m an international student who may be asked to show my diploma as proof of my degree. Which diploma should I use?

Although the original diploma has a different signature for the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, it nonetheless represents a commemoration of your degree. While we recommend you order a new diploma, there is no legal difference between the original diploma and the corrected diploma. Official certification of your degree is made through your official transcript.

 

When can I expect to receive my new diploma?

Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of your corrected diploma.

 

Why is UNCP not just sending everyone a corrected diploma automatically?

UNC Pembroke is reissuing corrected diplomas to all affected graduates upon request. Because many mailing addresses change after graduation and the university may not have current information, we are requesting updates prior to reissuing diplomas.

 

I have already framed my diploma. What should I do about the cost of reframing?

UNCP will reimburse reasonable costs of reframing (replacing the diploma in the frame you have purchased), but cannot pay for a new frame. Please provide receipts for reframing costs to registrar@uncp.edu.

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