Graduate Student Graduation Checklists & Deadlines

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Graduate Student Graduation Checklists & Deadlines

Graduation Calendars  2016-17 through  2018-19

Master's non-thesis graduation deadlines

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Master's thesis graduation deadlines

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PhD graduation deadlines

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August 2017 Graduation

There is no commencement ceremony in August. Students may walk in the December 2017 graduation ceremony.

Degree Awarded August 18-31, 2017


December 2017 Graduation - Friday, December 15, 2017

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Master's thesis and PhDs must submit Committee form prior to May 1, 2017
All graduate students must submit Degree Audit form by May 1, 2017
PhDs must submit Admission to Candidacy form by August 21, 2017

  • Student must have been registered for summer 2017 credits
  • Student does not need to register for fall 2017 credits
  • Apply to graduate in Trailhead by August 29, 2017
  • Upload thesis in ProQuest and submit signed submittal page to OGS by August 29, 2017
  • Checkout by September 5, 2017

Degree will be awarded December 18, 2017 - January 2, 2018
Student may walk in December graduation ceremony

Standard Checkout checklist & deadlines

Standard checkout deadlines ARE degree specific, so make sure you select the correct degree.

  • Student must be registered for fall 2017 credits
  • All students in all degree programs must apply to graduate in Trailhead by September 5, 2017

Non-Thesis Master's

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  • Checkout by November 10, 2017

Thesis Master's 

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  • Upload thesis in ProQuest and submit signed submittal page to OGS by November 20, 2017
  • Checkout by December 8, 2017

PhDs

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  • Upload thesis in ProQuest and submit signed submittal page to OGS by November 13, 2017
  • Checkout by November 17, 2017

Degrees awarded December 18, 2017-January 8, 2018


Spring 2018 Graduation - Thursday, May 10, 2018

Early Checkout

Master's thesis and PhDs must submit Committee form prior to November 1, 2017
All graduate students must submit Degree Audit form by November 1, 2017
PhDs must submit Admission to Candidacy form by January 9, 2018

  • Student must have been registered for fall 2017 credits
  • Student does not need to register for spring 2018 credits
  • Apply to graduate in Trailhead by January 17, 2018
  • Upload thesis in ProQuest and submit signed submittal page to OGS by January 17, 2018
  • Checkout by January 24, 2018

Degree will be awarded May 14-25, 2018
Student may walk in May commencement ceremony

Standard Checkout checklist & deadlines

Standard checkout deadlines ARE degree specific, so make sure you select the correct degree.

  • Student must be registered for spring 2018 credits
  • All students in all degree programs must apply to graduate in Trailhead by January 24, 2018

Non-Thesis Master's

  • Checkout by April 6, 2018

Thesis Master's 

  • Upload thesis in ProQuest and submit signed submittal page to OGS by April 16, 2018
  • Checkout by May 4, 2018

PhDs

  • Upload thesis in ProQuest and submit signed submittal page to OGS by April 9, 2018
  • Checkout by April 13, 2018

Degrees awarded May 14-25, 2018


August 2018 Graduation

There is no commencement ceremony in August. Students may walk in the December graduation ceremony

Early Checkout

  • Student must be registered for spring 2018
  • Summer registration not required
  • Thesis based students must submit committee form prior to March 1, 2018
  • All graduate students must submit Degree Audit form by March 1, 2018
  • All graduate students must apply to graduate in Trailhead by April 15, 2018
  • (MS Thesis and Phds only) Upload thesis in ProQuest and submit signed submittal page to OGS by May 14, 2018
  • All students must checkout by May 18, 2018

Standard Checkout

  • Student must be registered for summer 2018 credits
  • Student does not need to register for fall 2018 credits
  • Apply to graduate in Trailhead by April 15, 2018
  • (MS Thesis and Phds only) Upload thesis in ProQuest and submit signed submittal page to OGS by July 25, 2018
  • All students must checkout by August 1, 2018

Degree Awarded August 17-30, 2018


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