Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Grads: Graduating this spring?

Below you will find the important deadlines you should be aware of if you plan on completing your degree this spring semester.  If you are unable to meet the deadlines, your graduation may be pushed back a semester.  In addition, the attached degree completion document explains the process for appointing a chair, setting the defense schedule, and other pertinent information related to the completion process.  In addition you will find a graduation checklist to help you navigate through the paperwork our office requires before we can official grant the degree.

MPS, MF, and MLA students planning to finish this semester need to let OIGS know of your plans by April 24, 2013 to ensure your name is included in the convocation program.

If you are planning to attend convocation you will need to submit theRSVP card you will be receiving in your mailbox shortly.  A convocation mailing will go out to all students who have self-reported a spring 2013expected graduation in the MyESF Portal.  If you do not receive the mailing in the next couple of weeks and you are planning to graduate,please let Suzette Vandeburg know at

Action required if you wish to graduate in...
December 2012
May 2013
August 2013
Request Appointment for Defense of Thesis/Dissertation Examination Committee (Form 5B)
Friday, September 28, 2012
Friday, February 8, 2013
Monday, June 3, 2013
Latest day to defend to qualify for degree
Monday, December 3, 2012
Friday, April 26, 2013
August 2, 2013
MPS, MF and MLA students must notify OI&GS of their intent to complete the degree to be included in the convocation program
Friday, November 16, 2012
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Submit a final, revised, and signed version of document and associated paperwork to Office of Instruction & Graduate Studies
Friday, December 7, 2012
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013

Please note: Consult the Instructions for Completing a Thesis or Dissertationprior to submitting a final draft to your defense committee members. All committee members (Major Professor, Steering Committee, Readers/Examiners, and the Defense Committee Chair) must have a final draft at least two weeks prior to the defense. Students should notify the Office of Instruction and Graduate Studies via e-mail of the date, time, and location of the defense at least 2 weeks in advance of the defense or it may be rescheduled.

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