Graduation Deadlines

Graduate School – Graduation Deadlines

2022 – 2023

Please note some dates may be subject to change, but you will be notified in advance if this should occur.

May 2023 Graduation

MAY 2023 GRADUATION

Students graduating in May are allowed to walk in the May commencement ceremony.
Degrees will be awarded approximately 10 business days after final grades are due.

Forms Needed to Apply to Graduate

Prior to November 18, 2022: Master’s thesis and PhDs must submit an Advisor/Committee form
By no later than November 18, 2022: All graduate students must submit Degree Audit form
January 7, 2023: PhDs must submit Admission to Candidacy form 

EARLY CHECK-OUT CHECKLIST AND DEADLINES

Fall 2022 Registration Required; Spring 2023 Registration NOT Required
January 10, 2023All students must apply to graduate in Trailhead

  • Students may only apply after all the forms above have been processed.
  • After students apply to graduate in Trailhead, students will be enrolled the student in a CANVAS Graduation Check-Out Course.
  • Enrollment dates can be found at: Steps to Graduation 

Non-Thesis Master’s Students
January 16, 2023: Complete the Graduation Check-Out Course

Thesis & PhD Students
January 16, 2023: Complete Graduation Check-Out Course in CANVAS
January 16, 2023: Submit signed Thesis Defense Form to the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS)
-Thesis Defense Form is available only at the end of the 1st quiz in the Graduation Check-Out Course.
-Thesis Defense Form should only be signed after the student has defended, passed the defense and all revisions have been approved.
January 16, 2022: Upload content approved thesis in ProQuest (thesis students only)
Only after you have completed all the steps above, will the format review begin.
January 20, 2023: Thesis Formatting Approval (Students must complete the CANVAS course. Use the Latex template on our website {do not create your own template})

STANDARD CHECK-OUT CHECKLIST AND DEADLINES

Spring 2023 Registration Required
January 10, 2023: All students in all degree programs must apply to graduate in Trailhead
-Students may only apply after all the forms above have been processed.
-After students apply to graduate in Trailhead, students will be enrolled in a CANVAS Graduation Check-Out Course
-Enrollment dates can be found at: Steps to Graduation 

Non-Thesis Master’s Students
April 17, 2023: Complete Graduation Check-Out Course

Thesis & PhD Students
April 17, 2023: Complete Graduation Check-Out Course in CANVAS
April 17, 2023: Submit signed Thesis Defense Form to OGS
-Thesis Defense Form is available only at the end of the 1st quiz  in the Graduation Check-Out Course
-Thesis Defense Form should only be signed after the student has defended, passed the defense and all revisions have been approved.
April 17, 2023: Upload content approved thesis in ProQuest
-Only after you have completed all the steps above, will the format review begin.
April 26, 2023: Thesis Formatting Approval  (Students must complete the CANVAS course. Use the Latex template on our website {do not create your own template})

August 2022 Graduation

AUGUST 2022 GRADUATION

There is no commencement ceremony in August – Students may walk in the December commencement ceremony.

Degrees will be awarded approximately 10 business days after final grades are due.

All August Graduates (Early and Standard check-Out) must meet these deadlines:

Before March 1, 2022: Submit an Advisor/Committee form (Thesis based students)

March 1, 2022: Submit a Degree Audit form (All graduate students)

March 1, 2022: Submit an Admission to Candidacy form (PhDs only)

April 15, 2022:  Apply to graduate in Trailhead (All graduate students)

  • Students may only apply after all the forms above have been processed.
  • After students apply to graduate in Trailhead, OGS will enroll the student in a CANVAS Graduation Check-Out Course
  • Enrollment dates can be found at: Steps to Graduation
EARLY CHECK-OUT CHECKLIST AND DEADLINES

Spring registration required; Summer registration not required

Non-Thesis Students

May 5, 2022: Complete the Graduation Check-Out Course

Thesis Students

May 5, 2022: Complete Graduation Check-Out Course

May 5, 2022: Submit signed Thesis Defense Form to OGS and upload content approved thesis in ProQuest

  • Thesis Defense Form is available only at the end of the first quiz in the Graduation Check-Out Course
  • Thesis Defense Form should only be signed after the student has defended, passed the defense and all revisions have been approved.
  • Only after you have completed all the steps above, will the format review begin.

May 16, 2022: Thesis Formatting Approval

 

STANDARD CHECK-OUT CHECKLIST AND DEADLINES

Summer registration required; Fall registration not required

Non-Thesis Students

July 27, 2022: Complete the Graduation Check-Out Course

Thesis Students

July 27, 2022: Complete Graduation Check-Out Course

July 27, 2022: Submit signed Thesis Defense Form to OGS and upload content approved thesis in ProQuest

  • Thesis Defense Form is available only at the end of the first quiz in the Graduation Check-Out Course
  • Thesis Defense Form should only be signed after the student has defended, passed the defense and all revisions have been approved.
  • Only after you have completed all the steps above, will the format review begin.

August 5, 2022: Thesis Formatting Approval

Students must complete the CANVAS course. Use the Latex template on our website (do not create your own template)

December 2022 Graduation

DECEMBER 2022 GRADUATION

Forms to Submit Prior to Applying to Graduate:

Prior to May 1, 2022: Master’s thesis and PhDs must submit Committee form  
May 1, 2022: All graduate students must submit Degree Audit form
PhD Only: August 19, 2022: All PhD students must submit Admission to Candidacy form 

DECEMBER 2022 GRADUATION

Degrees will be awarded approximately 10 business days after final grades are due.

All December Graduates (early and standard check-out) must meet these deadlines:

Before May 1, 2022: Submit an Advisor/Committee form (Thesis based students)

May 1, 2022: Submit a Degree Audit form (all graduate students)

August 19, 2022: Submit an Admission to Candidacy form (PhDs only)

August 22, 2022:  Apply to graduate in Trailhead (all graduate students)

  • Students may only apply after all the forms above have been processed.
  • After students apply to graduate in Trailhead, OGS will send an invite for the student to enroll in the CANVAS Graduation Check-Out Course
  • Enrollment dates can be found at: Steps to Graduation
EARLY CHECK-OUT CHECKLIST AND DEADLINES

Summer registration required; Fall registration not required

Non-Thesis Students

August 26, 2022: Complete the Graduation Check-Out Canvas Course

Thesis Students

August 26, 2022: Complete Graduation Check-Out Course

August 26, 2022: Submit signed Thesis Defense Form to OGS & Upload content approved thesis in ProQuest

  • Thesis Defense Form is available only at the end of the first quiz in the Graduation Check-Out Course
  • Thesis Defense Form should only be signed after the student has defended, passed the defense and all revisions have been approved.
  • Only after you have completed all the steps above, will the format review begin.

September 2, 2022: Thesis Formatting Approval

STANDARD CHECK-OUT CHECKLIST AND DEADLINES

Fall registration required

Non-Thesis Students

November 11, 2022: Complete the Graduation Check-Out Course

Thesis Students

November 11, 2022: Complete Graduation Check-Out Course

November 11, 2022: Submit signed Thesis Defense Form to OGS & Upload content approved thesis in ProQuest

  • Thesis Defense Form is available only at the end of the 1st quiz in the Graduation Check-Out Course
  • Thesis Defense Form should only be signed after the student has defended, passed the defense and all revisions have been approved.
  • Only after you have completed all the steps above, will the format review begin.

November 22, 2022: Thesis Formatting Approval


Standard Check-Out degrees will be awarded 10 business days after the December graduation date.
Students may walk in December commencement ceremony.

Contact

Alderson Hall, Suite 451
Golden, CO 80401

grad.services@mines.edu

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