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Office of the Registrar

Graduate Student Graduation Information

Summer 2019 Deadline - August 16, 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.

Pay your Graduation Fee Online

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

Meghann Deming (307)766-6612


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

Danielle Mahlum (307)766-6647


College of Engineering and Applied Science
College of Health Sciences

Marilyn Bryan (307)766-5219


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

Nicole Candelaria (307)766-3952


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

Debbie Swierczek (307) 766-5723


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: August 16, 2019, 3:30 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.

If you have not previously done so, pay your graduation fees online or at the Cashier's Office, Knight Hall 170. Thesis/Dissertation publication fees will be made directly to ProQuest.

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 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.

August 16, 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.

August 16, 2019 - The graduation fee of $25.00 (pay online) is due in the Cashier's Office, Knight Hall 170. After this date, an additional $5.00 fee will be added. If you are receiving more than one degree, $25.00 must be paid for each degree. Students in certificate programs will be charged $12.50 for each certificate completed. If you are an off-campus student, you can either pay online or mail your check to the Office of Registrar (payable to the University of Wyoming) at Dept. 3964, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82071.

August 16, 2019 - All course requirements must be completed, including main campus classes and courses through Distance Education.

August 16, 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.

August 16, 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.

August 16, 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


Kwanna King, Registrar

Lane Buchanan, Sr. Associate Registrar

Danielle Mahlum, Associate Registrar

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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