Current Students

Preparing to Graduate

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In order to best prepare to graduate with your degree, several action items must be completed prior to graduation. Congratulations to all upcoming graduates, we hope you will stay in touch!

Final Steps

  1. Apply For Your Degree
    In order to formally graduate (i.e., earn your degree), students must apply for their degree. Upon completion of degree requirements, your degree will be conferred by the Graduate School at the end of the quarter. Graduate Students who plan to graduate in the spring must submit a Master’s Degree or Doctoral Final Exam Request to the Graduate School by April 15 in order for their name to appear in the UW Commencement program.
  2. Complete the Final Check-out Form
    Both master’s and Ph.D. student must complete the Final Check-out Form by the end of their final quarter. The form will walk you through final details, including entering your contact information to stay in touch, indicating if you want to remain on the graduate email list, and submitting signatures from your faculty adviser and others (research track students only).

Graduating Student Exit Survey

Unless you are continuing on to the Ph.D. program, students are asked to complete the CEE Exit Survey. The survey is intended to capture information about students’ experiences in the program and post-graduation plans.

Graduation Events

Students are invited to attend both a CEE Department Graduation Celebration and the UW Commencement Ceremony.

UW Commencement Ceremony »

All CEE graduating students are invited to join their peers from across campus at the UW Commencement Ceremony at Husky Stadium.

CEE Department Graduation Celebration »

All CEE graduating students are invited to participate in the CEE departmental celebration on Sunday, June 10, 2018, where they will be recognized by the department chair and faculty and have an opportunity to celebrate with classmates.