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Award Certificates

Official certificate paper can be ordered through Staples and then customized with provided Microsoft Word templates.

If you need a custom design, contact the Office of University Communications and Marketing.

How to Use Our Templates

Step 1 – Order Your Certificate Stock

Employees with existing Staples Advantage profiles can order certificate paper through this site.

If you do not have a Staples Advantage account, please contact Thomas J. Siracusa, manager of administrative services, at 516.877.3097 or

Step 2 – Download and Customize Your Template

Once you receive your stationery paper, please download the Word template that corresponds with either the modern or traditional certificate paper ordered. You are then able to customize the text on the template as needed.

Please note: The downloaded template will appear sparse, as all design elements are included on the official certificate stock.

Example Traditional Certificate Design
Download Traditional Template (DOC)
Example Modern Certificate Design
Download Modern Template (DOC)

Step 3 – Print

Once your Word template has been customized and proofread, please load the certificate paper into your department’s color inkjet or laser printer and print.

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