Policies & Forms

Here you will find academic deadlines, policies, procedures, and resources for current students, staff, and faculty in the Graduate School. If you have questions about these resources, please contact the Graduate School (or Office of the Registrar, where applicable) or contact the resource owner for assistance.

Academic Year Deadlines

A Google Calendar of important dates and deadlines from the Graduate School, Registrar's Office, Student Jobs, and University Health Services.

Active Student Registration & Student Records

Register for classes, complete enrollment for the term, request a course audit, obtain transcripts, enrollment verification, and other topics related to student progress.

DGS/A & Administrator Resources

Forms, policies and procedures of interest to directors of graduate studies and admissions and graduate program administrative assistants. Restricted access.

Doctoral Dissertations & Master's Theses

Resources and guidelines for writing, formatting, and submitting doctoral dissertations and master's theses.

Graduation & Commencement

The University has three graduation dates: Summer, January, and May. Degrees are conferred and diplomas awarded at the time of each graduation; students whose degrees are conferred in the summer and January will be invited to walk in the Graduate School Commencement ceremony the following May.

Graduate Student Assistance

As a graduate student, Your Research Matters, but You Matter, as well. Learn more about resources available to Graduate School students experiencing hardship and need.

Policy & Procedure Library

Policies and procedures related to graduate student academic progress and degree completion requirements.

Reporting Concerns

When the Graduate School says You Matter, it isn't just a catchy tagline — the mental and physical well-being of our students and postdoctoral scholars is a top priority. Sometimes protecting that well-being means reaching out for help navigating an uncomfortable situation or speaking up to bring discrimination, harassment, or misconduct to light.