Reading Your Diploma

Diplomas for degrees in the Arts & Sciences, except for Public Policy, are written in Latin. An English translation is provided with the diploma. Diplomas for degrees in Public Policy, Law, Education and Business are in English and read as follows:

The President and Professors of the (School) of the College of William and Mary in Virginia have conferred the degree of (Title of Degree) upon (Name of Recipient), who has completed the prescribed studies and satisfied the requirements for this degree, and who, by virtue of the present diploma, may enjoy the rights, privileges, and honor which pertain to it. In testimony whereof we have caused this diploma to be signed by the President of the College, and the Dean of the School under the seal of the College attested to by the Registrar in Williamsburg on this (Graduation Date).

Diplomas indicate the specific degree a student is receiving (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration, etc), but do not include a student's major(s) or minor(s).