Published: Nov. 10, 2023

Mark your calendars for important fall graduation deadlines, funding opportunities, and professional development workshops.


Graduation Deadlines

December 4

Doctoral degree grade changes must be submitted for incomplete courses taken during previous or current semesters.

December 5

Master's thesis plan students must submit their thesis and Thesis Approval Form to ProQuest by this deadline. The thesis must be submitted electronically for review and approval by Graduate School staff by the end of the business day. The single page Thesis Approval Form (TAF) must be uploaded as a supplemental file with the dissertation in order for the submission to be complete. Students whose dissertations are received after this deadline, or those not submitted with the TAF, must apply to graduate at the following semester's commencement.

December 11

Master’s degree grade changes must be submitted for incomplete courses taken during previous semesters.

December 13

Deadline for fall doctoral graduates to update diploma name or address in Buff Portal.

Fall degrees are conferred December 21, 2023 (there is no university-wide ceremony). Be sure to see the CU Boulder commencement website for information about upcoming conferral and recognition activities. Ensure that you have updated your diploma name and address by the posted deadline; learn more about diplomas and transcripts on the Office of the Registrar's website.


Funding Opportunities


Professional Development Opportunities

Keeping the Narrative Simple

 Dec. 6, 12 – 1 p.m.  Zoom

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) is pleased to present the final proposal writing webinar for the semester on keeping narratives simple. A project narrative that is easy to read is one that is more likely to be read. In This session will cover the concepts of word choice, transitions and narrative flow. Open to all grad students and postdocs.

Register Here

Peace Corps Application Workshop

 Dec. 6, 12 – 1 p.m.  UMC Room 245

Are you thinking about applying to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer? Wondering what the Peace Corps application looks like? 

Make your application stand out from the rest. Attend this workshop to learn how to browse Volunteer openings, find the right program, and strengthen your application. You will be guided step by step through the online application. Learn ways to improve your chances and ask questions about service.

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