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Master’s and PhD Candidate Information

Graduate Checklist

1. Before applying for graduation, you should always verify with your academic advisor that you are eligible for graduation at the end of the application term. For more information please visit Apply for Graduation.

2. Successfully complete all coursework you are enrolled in at UT Dallas during your graduation term.

3. Make sure you visit the Graduate Studies Office website.

4. Review your Primary Name in Orion as it will be used for all Commencement Publications and will appear on your diploma. If you need to make any changes please follow the official Name Change Procedures. Additionally, review and/or update your Home Address in Orion as this address is where your diploma will be mailed after your degree has been awarded.

5. If you plan on attending the Commencement Ceremonies, please make sure you consult the Commencement page.

6. Find out how and when you will receive your diploma.

7. Check your Comet Card UTDollars balance at get.cbord.com/utdallas and request a refund at the Comet Center.

8. Contact the Career Center regarding job resources.

Important Deadlines

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Graduation Application Deadline

Monday, February 25, 2019
Deadline to Update Primary Name
which will be printed on your diploma

Friday, March 1, 2019
Commencement RSVP Update Deadline

Monday, April 15, 2019
Commencement Guest Tickets Available Online

Important Deadlines

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Graduation Application Deadline

Monday, February 25, 2019
Deadline to Update Primary Name
which will be printed on your diploma

Friday, March 1, 2019
Commencement RSVP Update Deadline

Monday, April 15, 2019
Commencement Guest Tickets Available Online