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Countdown To Completion

Graduates flip tassel tassel over to the left-hand side of their mortarboards.

Congratulations! As you finish your final semester, here is a checklist of items to help you prepare for graduation. 

Complete Degree Requirements

  • Apply to graduate using Self-Service
  • For doctoral students, schedule and take your final exam (defend)
  • Deposit your thesis or dissertation with the Graduate College. Make note of deadlines and format templates as you plan ahead for a smooth deposit!
  • Finish up all required courses

Plan to Participate in Commencement Celebrations

  • Check out the complete list of events.
  • Check with your department about unit convocation registration
  • Order your academic attire (all orders will ship to your home)

Prepare For Your Next Steps

  • Update your diploma address in Self-Service (diplomas are mailed about 9 weeks after conferral)
  • Complete exit surveys for master's students and doctoral students
  • Check your student account 
  • Learn what happens to your email and files after graduation

Commencment Celebrations

  • Celebrate your achievements with your family and friends!

 

Important MAY 2022 Dates

Mark your calendars for the following dates.

April 3
Last day to apply for May degree conferral (adding your name to the degree list) on Student Self-Service.

April 8
Last day for graduates to register for the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.

April 22
Last day to complete a December doctoral dissertation deposit with the Graduate College Thesis Office.

April 29
Last day to complete a December master's thesis deposit with the Graduate College Thesis Office.