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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 all required courses

Plan to Participate in Commencement Celebrations

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 2023 Dates

Mark your calendars for the following dates.

April 2
Last day to apply for May degree conferral (adding your name to the degree list) on Self-Service.

April 7
Last day to take final exam for May doctoral degree.

April 28
Last day to complete a May doctoral dissertation deposit with the Graduate College Thesis Office (5:00 pm).

May 5
Last day to complete a May master's thesis deposit with the Graduate College Thesis Office (5:00 pm).