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Office of the Registrar

Graduate Student Graduation Information

Fall 2019 Deadline - December 13, 2019 Deadline

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

All students must declare their graduation dates in writing to the Office of the Registrar. This may be sent through the mail (Dept. 3964, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071) or by fax to 307-766-3960.

Important Things to do and Dates to Remember:

Declare your graduation date - Anticipated Graduation Date forms may be submitted at any time, but should be submitted as early in the term of graduation as possible. Upon receipt of the form, 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.

College of Arts and Sciences (Majors A-M)*
*Criminal Justice and Sociology
*School of Culture, Gender and Social Justice

Danielle Mahlum (307)766-6647

e-mail: dmahlum@uwyo.edu

College of Arts and Sciences (Majors N-Z)*
*School of Politics, Public Affairs & International Studies
*Math and Statistics

Danielle Mahlum (307)766-6647

e-mail: dmahlum@uwyo.edu

College of Engineering and Applied Science
College of Health Sciences

Marilyn Bryan (307)766-5219

e-mail: mbryan4@uwyo.edu

College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences
College of Business
College of Law

Nicole Candelaria (307)766-3952

e-mail: transam@uwyo.edu

College of Education
School of Energy Resources
Haub School of Environment & Natural Resources

Debbie Swierczek (307) 766-5723

e-mail: dswiz@uwyo.edu


Prepare for your Defense

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 submission of the thesis or dissertation) is the last day of classes for the semester: December 13, 2019, 4:00 pm.

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 registrar@uwyo.edu.

Graduation/Diploma Information

NOW - All graduate students must declare their graduation dates in writing to the Office of the Registrar. This may be sent through the mail or by fax. The fax number is 307-766-3960 and the mailing address is:
Office of the Registrar, Dept. 3964, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071.

Effective early 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.

October 31, 2019 - 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 print, fill out, and return Anticipated Graduation Date form. Any changes must be made by this date.

December 13, 2019 - All course requirements must be completed, including main campus classes and courses through Distance Education.

December 13, 2019 - 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 13, 2019 - 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 13, 2019 - Any incomplete grade ("I") must be removed and a grade assigned by this date or you will not graduate in this term.

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

Email: registrar@uwyo.edu

Kwanna King, Registrar

Lane Buchanan, Sr. Associate Registrar

Danielle Mahlum, Associate Registrar

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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