3,000 diplomas lost in flood get replaced

June 23, 2009 5:37:06 AM PDT
The University of Pittsburgh is rushing to replace about 3,000 diplomas that were destroyed when heavy rains caused flooding in a building where the documents were stored last week.

The diplomas for April graduates were stored in a ground floor office when the rains hit Wednesday night. Students do not receive official diplomas at the graduation ceremony, instead they are mailed to students a few weeks later.

Pitt spokesman John Fedele says the diplomas will arrive about 10 days later. University officials are double-checking the spellings of student names so new diplomas can be rush-ordered and in the mail by July 2.

Pitt officials aren't saying how much the new diplomas will cost.

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