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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

Convocation Ceremonies

  • Celebrate your achievements with your family and friends!

Important may 2024 Dates

Mark your calendars for the following dates.

March 29
Last day to apply for May degree conferral (adding your name to the degree list) on Self-Service.

April 7
Last day to register to participate in the May Doctoral Hooding Ceremony.

April 9
Last day to order rental regalia at early discounted rate.

April 5
Last day to take final exam for May doctoral degree.

April 25
Last day to order rental regalia online for ship to home.

April 26
Last day to complete a May doctoral dissertation deposit with the Graduate College Thesis Office (5:00 pm).

May 3
Last day to complete a May master's thesis deposit with the Graduate College Thesis Office (5:00 pm).