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Disclaimer: The webpage is simply to provide some guidance, but keep in mind that things are always changing at the university, college, and department level and each graduate student has a slightly different path to graduation. You are ultimately solely responsible for making sure you meet all current deadlines and follow all current instructions at all levels. 

"Poor planning on your part does not necessitate an emergency on mine." --Bob Carter, paleontologist, geologist, and marine biologist

Suggestions for Improving this Page? If you find any errors in the below information OR have a suggestion for improvement or addition, please let the Department Graduate Advisor know.

Important Information

Contact information for our current Gradudate Studies Director, Administrative Advisor, and Finacial Advisor.  

Program Forms:

Department Update Forms:

  • GG Grad Milestones Form - Due every Spring by March 30. Please save the file so your last name and the year are the first part of the filename. For example: Futral_2023_GG Milestone. Then email it here
  • GG Funding Plans - Submitted each year by your Faculty Advisor.

Leave & Extension Forms:

Change Request Forms:

  • Recommendation for Change of Graduate Classification - Changing from a doctorate to a master's, want to finish your master's then move immediately onto a doctorate, want to change from Geology and GeoPhysics or GeoEngineering?   This form is due at the very latest the week before the semester begins in which you want the change to be in effect. You can fill it out as soon as you are ready; the sooner the better just in case there are any issues that pop up; the Graduate Admissions Office will not process until the time is right.
  • Exception to University Policy
    • Withdraw from Class(es) for a Past Term
    • Add Class(es) for a Past Term
    • Change Credit Hours  for a Paste Term
    • Section Change/Cross-Listed Course Charge from a Past Term
    • Elect or Revoke CR/NC 

 

You can check the status of most of the below forms and requirements by going to: cis.utah.edu > Student Homepage > Graduate Student Summary. 

Committee Formation Forms:

  • Request for Committee Form -
    • This should be done by the end of your first year.
    • Any time you need to make a change to your Committee, you must fill the form out again. However, only the new member(s) and your Committee Chair need to sign it. 
    • Once it is signed off on, email it to the department's Graduate Advisor. 
  • Individual Exception to Supervisory Committee Policy  - This if for any committee members who are NOT tenure-line faculty in the student’s department. Once it is signed off on, email it and the committee member's full CV to the department's Graduate Advisor. 

    Students seeking an exception must submit a letter from the department chair or director of graduate studies recommending and justifying the individual exception to a supervisory committee policy, along with an updated CV for all proposed committee member(s) requiring the exception to policy.

    • Address the letter to the dean of the Graduate School
    • Include the full proposed supervisory committee listed with faculty titles, departments/colleges and tenure-line status indicated
    • Send letter and CV to the Graduate Records Office

 Qualifying Exam Form

  • PhD Qualifying Exam Form - Once it is signed off on, email it to the department's Graduate Advisor. 
  • Master's Comprehensive Exam (No form; exam submitted by Instructor from GEO 6950 Reviews in Earth Science.)

Thesis Forms:

Defense Forms:

Graduation Forms

https://gradschool.utah.edu/navigating-grad-school/graduate-student-summary-tutorial.php

https://gradschool.utah.edu/navigating-grad-school/supervisory-committees.php 

The Grad Student Committee page displays the members of your supervisory committee.

Individual Exception to Supervisory Committee Policy

Student Responsibilities

  • form a supervisory committee and submit to your department for approval
  • verify your committee information
  • keep your department informed and up to date with any changes

Grad Student Committee

https://gradschool.utah.edu/navigating-grad-school/graduate-student-summary-tutorial.php

The Grad Student Prog Plan Audit provides a summary of:

  • which Graduate School requirements have been met
  • where you are in terms of meeting your requirements for graduation
  • missing supervisory committee approvals
  • all the semesters for which you have been continuously enrolled
  • a list of all approved leaves of absence that have been placed on your record

Student Responsibilities

  • make sure you are on track for graduation
  • keep track of any missing approvals, grades, etc.

 

Graduation tile

 

Funding

Request that your Faculty advisor annually update their multi-year funding plan for you and send them to the Department Graduate Advisor, Department Graduate Director, and Department Payroll & Payables Coordinator along with your Annual Milestones report. Note: Although funding sources and plans may change, this document will facilitate timely appointments and balancing budgets.

GG Funding Plans

More info to come.

U of U Scholarships, Fellowships, & Awards Office

Williamson Fellows (Science Communication): The Williamson Fellowship is aimed at increasing geoscience communications and encouraging diversity in the geosciences. The Williamson Fellows will develop relationships with 7-12 public school programs, engage youth in geoscience, increase public science literacy, and provide opportunities for U of U geoscience students to gain outreach and science communication experience. 

A great place to find scholarships and fellowships is through professional organizations

Association of Women Geologists

Others? Let the Grad Advisor know of any scholarships or fellowships that you feel are worth listing here.

Details about how to apply for Student Travel Grants

Please work with the Department Travel Facilitator if you apply and/or are funded. For details, please see our Department Travel Resource section of the website. 

Tuition Benefit Program

Tuition benefits for each term starts posting to students’ tuition bills about a week before the start of the semester.  A couple notes about disbursements:

  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits and have signed their TBP agreements for TBP to post; additionally, if a student is supported by an assistantship, their job record needs to be active;
  • If coordinators make any changes to a TBP entry (for example, adding GSHIP or changing from a GR to an RA), the student will need to sign again) – if the edit happens after benefits have posted, the student may have tuition benefit pulled back until they sign again;
  • If your student is enrolled full-time now and TBP has posted, but drop a class in the coming days, their benefits will be pulled back – if students drop a course and are awaiting permission codes or such at the same time, they may have a temporary removal of TBP until their enrollment is back up to 9 credits;
  • Tuition benefits can take up to two business days to post completely – please remember that TBP (and financial aid) disbursements to tuition bills is not automatic but on a scheduled daily process with the tuition office (ie, if a student is enrolls full-time and signs at 10:30am, their benefits will not post on the same day); with this, please also keep in mind that tuition for the term is due on the stated due date for all students, at 4:45pm, regardless of how that tuition bill is being paid.

The U's Student Success Coaches have put together a great list of resources related to funding, scholarships, finacial aid, emergency funds, job searching, etc. 

Financial Wellness Center - The University of Utah The Financial Wellness Center (FWC) is a resource for students to assist them in making smart, informed decisions about their money. Whether students are struggling to make ends meet or whether their finances are in pretty good shape, there is always room to improve one’s financial situation. The FWC was created to help students in a safe, competent and confidential atmosphere with one-hour consultations to address their financial concerns. They are located in the Olpin Student Union Building Room 317.

Got funding? Time to do taxes and not sure what to do? Check out Publication 970 (2021), Tax Benefits for Education | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov)

 

Getting Started with Grad School

TBA

Exams submitted from GEO 6950 Reviews in Earth Science. This course is taken you first Fall Semester. 

The supervisory committee needs to be formed before the end of your first year. This is needed so your profile in Graduate Student Summary Tool (within CIS) can be activiated. (Keep in mind that later on you can make changes to the membership if needed.) 

U of U Policy (Mininum Requirements) & Information:

  • Master’s supervisory committees consist of three faculty members. The committee chair and the majority of the committee must be tenure-line faculty in the student’s department.
  • Doctoral supervisory committees consist of five faculty members. The committee chair and the majority of the committee must be tenure-line faculty in the student’s department. One member of the supervisory committee must be from another department.

Department Requirements (from Handbook):

  • 4.1.2 M.S. Supervisory Committee (“Thesis Committee”): An M.S. supervisory committee consists of three members, the majority of whom must be regular (tenured or tenure-track) faculty in the GG Department (“department representatives”). The supervisory committee chair must be a regular faculty member in the GG Department. Exceptions allowing a research or lecturer faculty member to serve as either department representative or committee chair require recommendation and justification by the Director of Graduate Studies or Department Chair and approval by the Dean of the Graduate School. An adjunct faculty member or other highly qualified individual may serve as a committee member if their expertise is especially pertinent to the student’s thesis research topic. In no case can a supervisory committee include less than one regular faculty member primarily appointed in the GG Department. 
  • 4.3.2 Ph.D. Supervisory Committee (“Dissertation Committee”): A Ph.D. supervisory committee consists of five members, the majority of whom must be regular (tenured or tenure-track) faculty in the GG Department (“department representatives”). The supervisory committee chair must be a regular faculty member in the GG Department. Exceptions allowing a research or lecturer faculty member to serve as either department representative or committee chair require recommendation and justification by the Director of Graduate Studies or Department Chair and approval by the Dean of the Graduate School. An adjunct faculty member or other highly qualified individual may serve as a committee member if their expertise is especially pertinent to the student’s thesis research topic. One member of the Ph.D. supervisory committee must be a qualified professional from outside the department; usually this is a faculty member from another science or engineering department in the University, but they may be someone from another university, government agency or other appropriate scientific or engineering organization. In no case can a supervisory committee include less than one regular faculty member primarily appointed in the GG Department.

Forms: 

Tutorial on how to run a an Audit. 

Make sure your committee members are correct, your exam dates are entered (as appropriate), and you are on target for meeting the credit hour requirements (for course credits and thesis research credits) for graduation. Refer to the Graduate Manual for details. 

As you go about your grad school years, keep the GG Grad Milestones Form in mind. This form should be completed with your Faculty Advisor before the end of each March.  By completing it with your Faculty Advisor, it serves as a powerful mechanism to foster communication and provide feedback on progress through your career. Further, the Graduate Affairs Committee reviews these submissions to identify potential challenges faced by individual students and, importantly, to highlight student accomplishments.

  1. Update your Milestones form and then review it with your Faculty Advisor.
    • Do not create a new form each year; just add on to the same form.
  2. Save the file so your last name and the year are the first part of the filename.
    • For example: Futral_2023_GG Milestone.
  3. Once your Faculty Advisor has signed off on it, email it here

 Request/remind your Faculty Advisor to update their multi-year funding plan for you every October (for Spring payroll) and July (for Fall payroll) and to send it to the department Payroll & Payables Coordinator to ensure your payroll is set up correctly for the the semester. Note: Although funding sources and plans may change, this document will facilitate timely appointments and balancing budgets.

  • GG Funding Plans (Graduate students do not have access to this form, but should confirm with their Faculty Advisor that it is done.)

One year before you plan to graduate, complete your Qualifying Exam. Then, secure the signatures of your Committee members on the PhD Qualifying Exam Form. Then email the signed form to the Department Graduate Advisor.

 

Steps to Graduation (including Thesis & Defense)

Keep in mind that the March and May deadlines below related to Graduation Day Events (such as Commencement) apply to all who officially graduate the previous fall, the current spring, or the coming summer.

This list was compiled by department graduate students Courtney Wagner, Jory Lerback, and Elizabeth Berg. 

  • Find one or two people you can commiserate, celebrate, and check in with. 
  • Check out your options for group or individual therapy at the University Counseling Center. Student insurance also covers non-university therapists, if you don’t want to do that on-campus. Earlier is better than later, for just in case!
  • Professional guidance such as the Dissertation Coach (we have a friend that used this and she found it really helpful) may be worth the money in terms of starting a job a semester earlier than you might otherwise. This is definitely a hard decision but if you need more support than is available in your current situation, you might check that out, and also email them about variable pricing options based on need. 
  • Ask for help, ask for what you need. The answer is always “no” if you don’t ask; and if you do ask and they say “no,” “no” is not the End of the World!
  • Remember it is a yucky time for everyone. Some people handle it better than others, everyone’s experience is different. Be understanding of yourself and others during this tough time. It will all be over soon enough! 
  • Plan (and TAKE) a vacation! Or staycation. Just plan to relax and let your mind wander/rest. At least one one-week vacation in your last year would be important. You don’t want to burn out, and you need something to look forward to. Graduate school is a special time, and your next job might not have the flexibility for a vacation until ~6 months of working, so make sure to do something good for yourself.  

Graduate School Calendar and Deadlines

FYI about the timing of thesis submission, defenses, and graduating:

  • Students must be registered for credit hours (it’s mainly thesis research credits) in the semester they are defending. If it’s their final semester, they can register for a minimum of 1 credit of thesis research if they are paying out of pocket (approved by the department chair). If they still have tuition benefit, they need to follow the full-time policy of a minimum of 9 credits for the semester (can be thesis research hours).
  • If a student defends before the thesis submission deadline for a semester (these tend to be fairly early in the semester), they need to defend at least two weeks before the submission deadline so they can have the department chair read and approve the thesis. If they submit their thesis by the semester deadline, they can also apply to graduate within that semester. 
  • If a student successfully defends during the semester but after the thesis research deadline and before the first day of class for the next semester, the student will apply for graduation for the following semester but does not need to register for credits for the following semester.

Tutorial on how to run a an Audit. 

Make sure your committee members are correct, your exam dates are entered, and you have meet the credit hour requirements  (in course credits and thesis research credits) needed to graduate. Refer to the Graduate Manual for details. 

Do this after you complete the step above to run an audit. 

This form is where you declare which of the courses you have taken that you want applied to your degree requirements.

One semester prior to graduation, graduate students are required to meet with their Faculty Advisor to fill out their Program of Study form. Then send it to your Committee to review. Then, email it to the department's Graduate Advisor.  They will upload it into the system, where your Committee will officially approve it. 

Students must be registered for credit hours (most likely mainly thesis research credits) in the semester they are defending. If it’s their final semester, they can register for a minimum of 1 credit of thesis research if they are paying out of pocket (approved by the department chair). Note: You will need to pay all the mandatory graduate student tuition fees plus the the cost of the single credit hour.

If the student still has tuition benefit, they need to follow the full-time policy of a minimum of 9 credits for the semester (can be thesis research hours).

 Department Handbook Requirements:

  • Section 2.3 Registration - Masters Degree: Students in an M.S. degree program that requires a thesis should maintain minimum registration by either (1) registering and paying applicable tuition and fees for at least three credit hours (Thesis Research, GEO 6970, may be used to fulfill this requirement) per semester during the academic year from the time they are admitted to The Graduate School until they have successfully defended their thesis (up to 10 hours of GEO 6970 may be counted toward the master’s degree); or (2) registering for three credit hours of Faculty Consultation (GEO 6980) during any semester in which they are not otherwise enrolled. Minimum continuous registration requirements apply to M.S. candidates until the thesis is successfully defended. Students who pass their thesis defense after the final examination period of a semester and before the next semester begins are not required to register for the next semester.
  • Section 2.4 Registration - Doctoral Degrees:  Students in a Ph.D. degree program should maintain minimum registration by registering and paying applicable tuition and fees for at least three credit hours per semester during the academic year from the time they are admitted to The Graduate School until they have been formally advanced to candidacy (usually after completion of all course work, the Ph.D. qualifying examination, and the language requirement). Doctoral students who have been admitted to candidacy should maintain minimum registration by either (1) registering and paying the applicable tuition and fees for a minimum of three credit hours if the candidate is in residence, uses University buildings, consults regularly with their supervisory committee, or otherwise uses University facilities. All candidates taking their final oral examination (“dissertation defense”) during the semester in question must be registered for three credit hours; or (2) registering for Continuing Registration (GEO 7990) if the candidate is not using faculty time or University facilities except the library. No students may register for more than four semesters of 7990. Doctoral students who successfully defend their dissertations are no longer required to register; however, those who wish to check out books from the library must register for Continuing Registration (GEO 7990). 

Within first weeks of the semester in which you plan to graduate:  Apply for graduation. (Keep in mind Graduate School Calendar and Deadlines and notes listed at the top of this list.)

  • On-Time Applications: To apply on or before the due date simply click on the “Graduation” tile on your Student Homepage in Campus Information Services (CIS) and follow the instructions. Note: This link does not become active until your Supervisory Committee has been entered into Grad School Tracking.

  • Late Application/Reapplication: Late/Reapplication for Graduate Degree may be submitted as an attachment in an email from your Umail account tograduation@utah.edu.

https://registrar.utah.edu/handbook/graduategraduation.php

Self-check your manuscript

Professional Thesis Help: 

About 5 weeks before when you want to defend: With your committee, choose a date for your defense.

    • The defense should be scheduled early enough for the student to make any changes requested by the committee and submit the departmentally-approved manuscript at least 2 weeks prior to the target date for the semester.
  • Lock in a room to do your defense in. Check room availability here. Then send your request to Thea Hatfield
    • Most students use 303 (boardroom) or 295 (lecture hall).
  • Set up a Zoom link with passcode (if you plan to have people join remotely). The Zoom link can be set up by either your Faculty Advisor or you.
  • Not less than 3 weeks before your defense, submit the information to the Department Office (see step below for instructions).

Not later than 6 weeks before the last day of the semester AND at least 4 weeks before your defense:  Submit a prelimary review

At least 3 weeks before defense: Submit your defense details (and a photo) HERE.

The Academic Advisor will send out an email invite to the department-wide listserve, post on social media, and post on building bulletin boards 2 weeks before the defense (which is required by university policy). A reminder email will be send out the day before.

At least 3 weeks before defense date: Prepare for your defense.

Submit the thesis or dissertation to members of your supervisory committee before the final oral examination.

At least 2 weeks before defense: Fill out your defense form prior to your defense date.

Defend!

Please not that no alcohol is allowed on campus, so do not plan to do a celebratory toast at your defense.

On the day of your defense (and at least 2 hours before the start time), if you schedule to use the Owl, pick it up in 383 FASB. We strongly recommend that you connect to the Owl to make sure it is working with your laptop. 

Once you are done with your defense, it is your responsiblity to leave the room neat, clean, and set up as you found it and to return the Owl (if you used it) to 383 FASB. Please be sure to nicely repackage the Owl and its cords in its container. 

After your defense, work with your committee to complete the Defense Form and then email it to the Graduate Studies Director and Graduate Advisor.

 Forms:

Starting Spring 2023, we are doing a Hooding Ceremony for all graduate students (students will no longer be hooded at the College Convocations). When you RSVP (see step below), we need to know if you will be attending the Hooding Ceremony and who will be hooding you. Normally your Faculty Advisor is the one who does your hooding. If they are unable to attend, you can choose another department faculty member who sits on your committee or the department Graduate Affairs Director.

The department needs to order faculty regalia in early February, so who ever is doing your hooding needs to know they are doing it in time to get their order into the department office. 

When do you walk? University-wide Commencement exercises are held at the end of each Spring semester. Since Commencement is held once a year, all candidates/graduates from that commencement year and the following Summer are allowed to participate in Commencement (i.e. for May 2022 Commencement candidates/graduates for Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 may participate and attend). Regarding attendance at College-specific Convocation, Summer candidates are encouraged to speak with their college to verify which year’s Convocation it is preferred that they attend.

RSVP: You need to RSVP as to whether or not you will attend College Commencement and the Hooding Ceremony. RSVP HERE.

Be prepared to provide the below information: 

  • Will your Faculty Advisor be the one to hood you? 
  • If no, who will hood you? (The default is Graduate Studies Director. But can be another member of your committee.) 
  • Will you be attending the College Commencement? 
  • Will you be attending the Graduate Hooding Ceremony? 
  • If attending, how many guests will be joining you? (Estimate.) 
  • What honors, awards, and other recognitions have you received? Examples include any honors earned (Dean’s List, Honors at Graduation, etc.); stipends, graduate fellowships, research or teaching assistantships; paper awards; scholarships (Honors at entrance, Departmental, etc.); elected offices or memberships in societies and/or organizations; and any other special recognition. NOTE: Honors information sent after the deadline may not be listed in the program.  

ALSO, check out the "Graduation!" section below and our graduation website.

The Graduation Fair at the University Campus Store provides a convenient, “one-stop shop” opportunity for all your graduation needs (order your cap, gown, graduation announcements, buy your diploma frame).  If you plan to walk in either the University Commencement or College Convocation ceremony (we highly recommend both!), you must get your regalia during this time.  

  • What color of tassel?: Make sure you get a yellow tassel for science degrees (orange if you are a Geological Engineering major).

(We encourage all students to place a pre-order online on the bookstore website, then pick up at the Grad Fair. ) 

Student regalia will be available to purchase through the Campus Store website beginning March 1st. Regalia will be available to pick up or will ship directly to the students the week of March 20th. In the event that students would like more information or to order in-person, our annual Grad Fair will be held March 30th- April 1st at the Campus Store. (We encourage all students to place a pre-order online on the bookstore website, then pick up at the Grad Fair. ) Student regalia will still be available to purchase in-store or online through the month of May.

At Grad Fair, you will have the opportunity to get professional photos taken, order customized graduation announcements, and visit with a variety of campus vendors.

AFTER the members of your thesis/dissertation committee have approved your thesis/dissertation AND when you have your formatted your thesis/dissertation such that it is ready for submission to the Thesis Office in The Graduate School, there is an intermediate step where the department chair needs to read and approve your thesis.  Please allow 2 weeks for the department chair to read and approve your thesis/dissertation.  

To submit your thesis/dissertation for department chair reading and approval, please upload a pdf of your thesis/dissertation here. https://uofu.app.box.com/f/873ef6b794d64cdfbf8f2e2f2622319b

Then please send an email to department administrative manager, Shanna Futral, shanna.futral@utah.edu, letting her know there is a thesis/dissertation from you awaiting the department chair’s reading and approval.

Please make sure that pdf you upload:

Run on last audit in the Graduate Student Summary Tool to make sure there is no missing information. For example, make sure your Program of Study is complete and showing the correct credits required for your degree. And make sure your Defense details are correct. If anything is missing or incorrect, let the department's Graduate Advisor know immediately.

Tutorial on how to run a an Audit. 

Not later than 3 weeks before the last day of the semester: Submit manuscript

You should submit your thesis/dissertation to The Thesis Office only after the department chair has read and approved your thesis/dissertation.

Refer to the Thesis Office calendar for target dates. Submit your manuscript as early as possible to ensure graduation in the semester during which you submit. Submit defended manuscripts well before the target date so any issues may be resolved by the end of the semester.

Track committee signatures

[Hey GG grads, is this different than Committee Approves step just above? Please let Shanna know so this website can be updated.]


Manuscript moves to working queue.

Approved manuscripts are reviewed by editors within 2 business days and are processed in the order in which they are received. 


Receive review results

Specific recommendations regarding major compliance issues will be returned to the student, the committee chair, and the department chair within 5 business days of the original receipt


Work with editor for Format Approval. Be prepared for 4-6 iterations of corrections and feedback.


Upload to ProQuest. The final manuscript should be uploaded as soon as possible, but no later than 2 days before the end of finals week. See Academic Calendar.

Thesis Release Issued.

All processing of the manuscript must be completed by the last day of the semester for graduation in the semester. If a Thesis Release cannot be issued by the closing date of the semester, the student will need to reapply for graduation for the next semester.

There are 3 different events for graduation.  (Also check out our graduation website.)

University-wide Commencement:

  • University-wide Commencement exercises are held at the end of each Spring semester. Since Commencement is held once a year, all candidates/graduates from that commencement year and the following Summer are allowed to participate in Commencement (i.e. for May 2022 Commencement candidates/graduates for Summer 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022 may participate and attend). 
  • Note: Summer candidates who participate in the Commencement before they actually graduate are not recognized in the printed or posted programs until the following Spring semester ceremonies after they graduate (i.e. a Summer 2022 candidate who participates in the Spring 2022 Commencement will not be recognized in the program until the Spring 2023 Commencement ceremonies).
  • You do not need to RSVP for commencement.  Tickets are not required for you or your guests to attend commencement.  Please note that graduates do not walk across the stage or have their names read at the commencement ceremony.  All graduates process in together and the President of the University will confer all degrees enmass.

College of Science/College of Mines and Earth Science Convocations: For all who officially graduated the past fall, this spring, and the coming summer.

  • College of Science Convocation: Thursday, May 4, 2023 @ 9am; Jon M. Huntsman Center; Students will line up outside the west tunnel at 8am (Note: They do not walk in any particular order.)
  • Reception: Thursday, May 4, 2023 @ 11:30am; Presidents Circle (large tent set up for 1k+ attendees)

College of Mines and Earth Science Hooding Ceremony: For all who officially graduated the past fall, this spring, and the coming summer.

  • Thursday, May 4, 2023; our department's time and location will be posted by mid-April.
    • Department ceremonies will take place starting at 1pm and every 30 minutes staggered between two locations in the Crocker Science Center – Room 206 (2nd floor Reading Room) and Room 330 (3rd floor Reading Room)
  • An ongoing reception will be held in the 1st floor atrium of the Crocker Science Center – light apps and beverages for graduates and their families.

Your master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation is expected to be available to other scholars and to the general public. Our department no longer maintains a Thesis/Dissertation Library. However, all final versions are published digitally via the Marriott Library

3 months after graduation: Diplomas are mailed to students by the Office of the Registrar approximately 3 months after the closing date of the semester of graduation. Check here for more details.

Once you graduate, you will be added to our Alumni email list. Don't worry! We try to be very considerate as to what we send to our alumni.

Please keep us updated as to the exciting updates in your life: https://earth.utah.edu/alumni/alumni_updates.php

When the time is right for you, please consider donating to our department's scholarship fund for the next generation of students: https://earth.utah.edu/gift_matters.php 

We would love to see you again! Don't be a stranger! https://earth.utah.edu/events/ALUMNI_SOCIAL.php

  • Department Virtual Alumni Social is held each November.
  • Department and College representatives host an alumni social at the IMAGE and GSA annual conferences.

 

Miscellaneous Resources

Graduate students have free access to Grammarly via their Umail!

Grammarly Premium is a premiere AI writing assistant that helps develop writing skills as a well as edit text documents, emails, Facebook, Twitter, or any web-based application. The Graduate School has purchased a subscription which provides Grammarly Premium software to all University of Utah graduate/professional students at no cost to the individual.

These resources are only to be used for university and department endorsed purposes.

Department Letterhead & Logos

Official University of Utah Letterhead

Please look below for a group or resource center that may be able to provide specific needs or support for you.

Check out our list of "Other Helpful Resources" on our department resource page. 

 

Last Updated: 2/3/23