Or at least it did in Darwin's day. See here.
"Thanks to the discovery, historians now have the exact date of Darwin's arrival at the university - January 26th, 1828 - as well as a huge assortment of details which will enable them to reconstruct his undergraduate life as never before."
Damn, I had hope for a second.
When I was at the University of Georgia, I once awarded a job candidate his diploma from Oxford University. Ask me about that sometime.
And to think, I just spent Â£14 to buy a bunch of British stamps.