Summer 2021 Graduation Deadlines
DEFENSE NOTIFICATION - Doctoral Students & Masters Students (thesis option)
Last day (or at least 3 weeks prior to your defense date) for Doctoral & Masters students to have their defense notification form submitted by department via Enrollment Services Sharepoint.Defense Notification Form
APPLICATION TO GRADUATE
Last Day to File Statement of Intent to Graduate.
NOTE: Please notify the Graduate School if you do NOT plan to graduate this semester and have already filed an intent to graduate. If you have not filed an intent and do not plan to graduate this semester, please follow the steps below for changing your graduation date. update your expected graduation date via the Student Dashboard. Please know, if your graduation is delayed, you will need to Submit Another Application to Graduate for the semester during which you plan to graduate.
APPLICATION TO COMPLETE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
Those who will be completing their certification requirements must also apply to graduate by the listed deadline.
Doctoral Students: Tentative date. If you are purchasing your regalia, you must do so 10 weeks before graduation. (The Bookstore telephone number is 806.742.3816 or 800.377.7329.)CAP--GOWN--HOOD ORDERS
Last day to order cap, gown, and hood from the University Bookstore (806-742-3816 or 800-377-7329). This date is tentative. You should call the Bookstore for confirmation. You may find information on your regalia here.
Last day to defend theses/dissertations.
Students must obtain signatures from committee members on the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form. Print this form and bring it with you to your defense.
Last day for Master's Non-Thesis students to complete comprehensive evaluations for the Master's degree. Reports on the evaluation are not due until July 9th.
SUBMISSION OF THESIS/DISSERTATION FOR FORMATTING REVIEW
Last day to submit a final, committee-approved copy of your thesis or dissertation
A final copy of your thesis or dissertation must be submitted in PDF format to the ETD web site within two weeks of your defense or no later than the posted date.
Documents must comply with the Graduate School formatting guidelines.
SIGNED ORAL DEFENSE AND THESIS-DISSERTATION APPROVAL FORM
The Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form with ALL committee members' signatures should be turned in within two weeks of your defense or no later than this deadline. This will be submitted by your department via the Enrollment Services Sharepoint.
Last day to remove grades of I, PR, or CR in the Graduate School. This does not apply
to the PR/CR received on a previous thesis or dissertation enrollment.
OFFICIAL REPORTS ON FINAL COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS FOR MASTER'S
Official reports on final comprehensive examinations for the Master's degree (non-thesis students) are due in the Graduate School. This will be submitted by your department via the Enrollment Services Sharepoint.
REPORTS ON PORTFOLIO
Final day for committee chairs for Master's Interdisciplinary Students to submit Portfolio
reports and for their advisors to submit the Report on the Portfolio (faculty use
the Comprehensive Exam Report form for this purpose)
Last day to pay the thesis-dissertation fee posted to your university bill. This is a required fee.
MM-DMA RECORDINGS AND RECITAL PROGRAMS
Last day for music performance students to submit one copy of performance recording.
Last day to submit recital programs in PDF format to the ETD website
UNIVERSITY GRADUATE COMMENCEMENT
Information regarding the times and location of the University Commencement Ceremony is sent to students one month prior. Please notify us if your address changes.
AddressAdministration Building 328, Texas Tech University, 2625 Memorial Circle, Lubbock, TX 79409-1030