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Office of the Registrar

Graduate Student Graduation Information

Summer 2016 Deadline - August 12, 2016 Deadline

**If you wish to participate in Commencement Ceremonies, please contact your College Dean's Office.

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.

Degrees Degree Analyst
MA degrees and Graduate Certificates

Danielle Mahlum (307)766-6647


MAT, MFA, MP, MM, MST, MSW degrees

Marilyn Bryan (307)766-5219


MS degrees

Robyn Thomas (307)766-6645


MBA, MPA degrees

Nicole Candelaria (307)766-3952


All Doctorate degrees

Dawn Carver (307)766-5728


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 12, 2016, 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 12, 2016 - 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 12, 2016 - 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 12, 2016 - All course requirements must be completed, including main campus classes and courses through the Outreach School.

August 12, 2016 - 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 12, 2016 - 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 12, 2016 - 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.

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