Yale Printing & Publishing Services

Throwback Thursday: The First Yale Diploma

At the first Commencement on September 16, 1702 the first Yale diploma (see below) was awarded to Nathaniel Chauncey who received a Masters of Arts (Hon.) degree from the then “Collegiate School.” Chauncey also received a Bachelor of Arts degree that year.YPPS is proud to be a part of the team that will help ensure that more than 3,000 diplomas get to those graduating in the 313th Commencement exercises this coming Monday.