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Office of the Registrar

Graduate Student Graduation Information

Fall 2021 Deadlines

  • last day to defend:  December 7 2021
  • last day to submit properly-completed & approved paperwork to the Office of the Registrar:  December 10, 2021 (5pm)


**If you wish to participate in Commencement activities please visit the UW Commencement site.

All students must declare their graduation dates by logging in to WyoRecords.

Important Things to do and Dates to Remember:

Declare your graduation date - Anticipated Graduation Date information may be submitted at any time, but should be submitted as early in the term of graduation as possible. Upon receipt of your information, your Degree Analyst will verify that all course requirements have been met. If discrepancies are found, the Degree Analyst will contact you with instructions on how to resolve them. Your Degree Analyst will also verify that you have registered for a minimum of one semester hour for the current semester. If you have questions, please contact the appropriate Degree Analyst.

Any change in your graduation date should be reported in writing immediately to your Degree Analyst.

All Degree Programs by College

Degree Analyst


College of Arts and Sciences

Majors A-H*


Communication & Journalism; School of Culture, Gender, Social Justice

UW College

(Transfer course evaluations)


Julia Kremer

College of Arts and Sciences

Majors I-Z*

*ASTR Physics & Astronomy; School of Politics, Public Affairs, & Int’l Studies

School of Energy Resources

Haub School of Environment & Natural Resources

Kristine Isaak

College of Health Science

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Brent Ritter

College of Business

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

College of Law

(Joint degree programs)


Nicole Candelaria

College of Education


Bobby Ratterree

Associate Registrar, Wendi Vanlandingham

Phone: (307) 766-6647 - e-mail:


All defenses must be done no later than December 7, 2021.

A formal public announcement of thesis and dissertation defenses is required. Contact your department for specific procedures. A copy does not need to be provided to the Office of the Registrar.

Prior to the defense, complete the Report of Final Examination form and take it to the defense.

After the Defense

The deadline for submission of all graduate student graduation paperwork (including uploading to ProQuest completed thesis or dissertation) is the last day of classes for the semester: December 10, 2021 (5pm).

Following the defense and when all committee signatures have been secured (note: committee chairs may delay signature until all necessary changes to the thesis/dissertation/non-thesis paperwork have been made and approved), submit the form to the Office of the Registrar.

After submission of the Report of Final Examination Results form indicating all changes/revision have been made and the thesis/dissertation is approved for final submission, student will submit the document for format review and final electronic publication to ProQuest. You will be advised if additional corrections are required.

Ph.D. students only: Complete the NORC national survey of doctoral students. This is done using the Survey of Earned Doctorates on the NORC website. At the end of the survey, you will be prompted to send an email indicating completion of the survey. Please send this email to

Graduation/Diploma Information

NOW - All graduate students must declare their graduation dates by logging into WyoRecords.

Effective October 2019, the $25.00 Graduation Fee will be charged onto a student's account during the semester they anticipate graduating, a few days after they have declared a graduation date through their WyoRecords account.

December 10, 2021 - All course requirements must be completed, including main campus classes and courses through Distance Education.

December 10, 2021 - Any financial obligations with the university must be cleared. If you have a financial hold on your records, you cannot receive copies of your transcripts and your diploma will not be sent to you until the obligations are satisfied.

December 10, 2021 - If you are taking courses at another academic institution for your degree, all official transcripts must be received by the Office of the Registrar by this date. For the transcripts to be official, you must request that the transcripts be sent directly from the institution to the University of Wyoming Office of the Registrar.

December 23, 2021 - Any incomplete grade ("I") must be removed and a grade assigned by this date or you will not graduate in this term.

January 21, 2021 - Your name will be printed on your diploma as it appears on WyoRecords, unless you tell us differently. Likewise, the diploma will be mailed to your permanent address unless you tell us differently. You may check both of these through WyoRecords. If you would like to change either one, you may stop by the Office of the Registrar or email the office at Any changes must be made by this date.

When the degree verification process is complete, degrees will be posted to student records.

3 Months After Graduation - Diplomas will be mailed to those students who successfully met all graduation requirements. Students who did not successfully complete requirements will be notified in writing and will be provided with a change of graduation date form.

Contact Us

Office of the Registrar

167 Knight Hall

Department 3964

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5272

Fax: (307) 766-3960


Kwanna King, Registrar

Lane Buchanan, Sr. Associate Registrar

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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