In case of loss, theft, or destruction or an original Harvard Design School diploma, replacement diplomas can be obtained by filing a Diploma Replacement Request Form with the Office of Student Services.

In order for your to be processed, you must include a $150 dollar check made payable to Harvard University and your request must be notarized. Preparation of the document may take two to three months.

The Office of Student Services does not maintain copies of original diplomas; therefore we are unable to make an unofficial copy while your replacement diploma is being processed. If you need immediate proof that you received a degree from the Graduate School of Design please ask for a Letter of Certification via the Document Request Form. This letter will certify that you received a degree from the Graduate School of Design and the date on which it was conferred.

When the diploma is ready, it will be sent via insured and certified mail to the address you provided on the request form.

If you did not receive your original diploma due to delinquencies please contact the Student Receivable Office at (617) 495-2739. You will need to resolve any payment issues on your account before we can issue you your original diploma. After these payments have been resolved please contact the Office of the Registrar.