Welcome to College, Kids

Over at SMBC, Zach Weiner is welcoming all the new college kids with this tell-it-like-it-is comic. Now that I think about it, I have no idea where my college diploma/claim check is. I think it’s sitting in a drawer at my folks’ house in California. What do people do with their diplomas if they’re not hanging it in their office? [via]

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EvanDeSimone (#2,101)

I’m pretty sure mine occupies the center of the weird shrine to my achievements that my parents constructed while simultaneously being really disappointed in me.

wearitcounts (#772)

it’s in its leather diploma cover, on my bookshelf. gathering much more dust than my books.

Megano! (#124)

@wearitcounts You got a LEATHER diploma cover with it? How tony!

raptor41d (#1,404)

@wearitcounts Ditto. Though I’m fairly certain my cover is pleather.

wearitcounts (#772)

@Megano! i went to a very small liberal arts college, so my diploma cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $130,000. which means the leather diploma cover was a lot like the foam hat in the above cartoon.

Mine is around somewhere. I found my high school diploma the other day while cleaning my room and considered throwing it out. Will that thing EVER be useful for me??

Also: “the easier college gets, the dumber you look for not having a degree” what a cheery start to the morning!

tales (#928)

@redheaded&crazy You can use it as a form of ID for some things! Like one of the two verifying documents to get a driver’s license (at least in my old state).

I once had no forms of ID, was only able to get a copy of my birth certificate because my mother lived near the town I was born in, and used that with my diploma to get a driver’s license and then used that to get a new SS card. Diplomas! They’re useful!

aetataureate (#1,310)

@redheaded&crazy Man, the ticket price of my local mediocre public university is $25,000 a year for in-state residential students! I think it should be “the costlier college gets, the smarter you look for not undertaking five-digit-plus debt.”

jane lane (#281)

Mine is on a shelf on my bedroom, still in its original tube.

TARDIStime (#1,633)

@jane lane
Origin packaging always commands a higher price on ebay.

TARDIStime (#1,633)

@TARDIStime
*original (ugh)

One of mine is in a closet in the cardboard envelope it came in. I opened it to make sure my name was spelled right and haven’t touched it since. I have no clue where the other one is.

Megano! (#124)

My B.A. got tea spilled over it, my college one I just got is sitting next to me, still in the envelope. Neither has gotten me 20% more in earnings. Although the second one has gotten me more money in four months than the last one did.

deepomega (#22)

My BS is on the top shelf of a closet. My BA… I don’t think I ever got the physical copy of it? Whatever, nobody actually cares about my degree. I haven’t mentioned it since I get my first job out of school.

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