Published: May 13, 2019

Get up to speed on approaching professional development and certification workshops for graduate students and deadlines for those graduating in August.

Deadlines for students planning to graduate August 2019

Deven Parker, a fifth-year graduate student in the English department, studies in the Hazel Gates Woodruff reading room.

June 1: Doctoral and Master’s graduation application deadline 

Doctoral and Master's students must apply online to graduate through myCUinfo in order to have the degree awarded in August. This is required even though there is no university-wide ceremony.

On the Student tab, select the Apply for Graduation link under "my academics" or "other academic services." PhD students must enter their dissertation title as part of the online graduation application. This title will appear on your transcript. You may update the title through your portal until the deadline to cancel/update. For other graduation deadlines, please see the Graduate School website.

June 3: Master's candidacy application

Master's students must submit to the Graduate School a Candidacy Application for an Advanced Degree in order to graduate in August. Applications must be approved by the academic department before submission. Forms and other deadlines can be found on the Graduate School website. 

Deadline for May 2019 graduates

June 4: Updates to diploma name and address

Master’s students who graduated in May 2019 may update diploma name and address in myCUinfo through this date. Learn more.

Events and workshops

4-day write-in: Establish your summer dissertation writing routine

May 28–31  UMC Aspen Rooms
This four-day catered write-in is for graduate students at any stage of writing their dissertation. Spend four mornings writing and researching with other graduate students and Leslie Blood, director of graduate community and program development. Breakfast and snacks provided. Space is limited. RSVP to Leslie.Blood@Colorado.EDU.

Preparing for the Academic Job Market

June 27–28  
Are you planning on going on the Academic Job Market this year? If so, consider submitting an application to join a two-day preparation event next month. It will cover all aspects of the job search and interview process, from finishing your dissertation to the fly-out interview. Application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 17.

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Transforming Your Research Into Teaching

June 4 to July 30
This is a nine-session workshop series designed to expose participants to the basic elements of course design. Over the course of this workshop, participants will design a course based on their master’s or doctoral thesis topic or their area of post-doctoral research. Application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 17.

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Understanding digital research methods

The Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship (CRDDS), a collaboration between Research Computing and University Libraries and located in Norlin E206, offers a number of workshops and events on topics pertaining to digital research methods and tools for working with data across disciplines.

Check out upcoming workshops on programming with R and using Python for statistical analysis, as well as talks by CU researchers on their digital scholarship projects.

If you need assistance with coding, statistics, working with data, and digital research tools and methods, including digital humanities, CRDDS also offers weekly drop-in hours from noon to 2 p.m. every Tuesday. Or, appointments can be scheduled by emailing