Diplomas in Latin?

<p>I was told I should ask here, so...</p>

<p>I found out that Mount Holyoke's diplomas are in Latin. Latin nerd girlfriend, needless to say, is envious. What other schools do this? Does UMass Amherst? </p>

<p>Thank you! :)</p>

<p>W&M gives diplomas in Latin.</p>

<p>They come with a little card in the back with the English translation for those of us who operate in the 21st century =P</p>

<p>Smith gives dipolmas in Latin. UMASS Amherst does not.</p>

<p>two in my house: Yale and Thomas Aquinas College</p>

<p>This guy does translations of Latin dilomas and he has a list, though I think some of the listed schools may have switched to English diplomas (e.g., Dickinson).
[For</a> all your translation and interpretation needs!](<a href=“For all your interpretation and translation needs!”>For all your interpretation and translation needs!)</p>

<p>Bryn Mawr College</p>

<p>Harvard’s law school diplomas are still in Latin, but the bachelors diplomas switched from Latin to English in 1961. </p>

<p>But there is a pretty cool 10-minute speech given entirely in Latin each year at Commencement. Graduating seniors (mostly Classics majors) wishing to compete for the honor of giving the Latin oration must compose their own original speech in Latin and deliver it in tryouts in front of a panel of professors. In D’s year 22 seniors wrote speeches in Latin and tried out.</p>

<p>Dartmouth (it’s Greek to me: ) )</p>

<p>Columbia College (of Columbia University) & Barnard have diplomas in Latin. The other undergraduate college of Columbia – SEAS & GS – have English language diplomas. I believe that all of the graduate schools of Columbia also have English language diplomas, with the possible exception of the law school.</p>

<p>Not only is Wabash College diploma in Latin, it is real sheepskin.</p>

<p>Amherst College’s diploma is in Latin. Thank goodness D is a Classics major. :)</p>

<p>Seton Hall Law is in Latin. At least it was 30 years ago when my wife graduated.</p>

<p>Many schools give diplomas in Latin. It’s not unusual at all.</p>

<p>I actually thought that all diplomas were in Latin.</p>

<p>My diploma is actually an engraved metal plate on wood plaque in English. Don’t ask me to make a copy for you. ;)</p>

<p>Boston College.</p>



<p>i’m trying to decide if it’s better to have 10 minutes of the ceremony that you can’t understand, or 10 minutes of it to be a terrible/boring speech that you can understand.</p>

<p>I considered latin diplomas a (albiet minor) negative when selecting colleges. Why would I want a diploma in a dead, essentially useless language I couldn’t understand?</p>

<p>My kids’ high school and college diplomas are in latin.</p>

<p>Latin is not a useless language. I find my high school latin very useful for crossword puzzles and Jeopardy.</p>

<p>Opportunity cost is still an expense.</p>