Important Dates & Deadlines

  • November 16, 2017: Thesis/Project Formatting Workshop (Register here)
  • November 20, 2017: Fall break begins!
  • December 11, 2017: Deadline for Fall 2017 graduates to submit their final thesis or project to Digital Commons for committee approval.
  • December 11, 2017: Fall 2017 Final Exams Week.
  • December 15, 2017: Last day of Fall 2017 Semester, winter break begins!
  • January 9, 2018: Spring 2018 Fee Deadline.
  • January 16, 2018: Spring 2018 term instruction begins! (View the Class Schedule here)
  • January 19, 2018: Spring 2018 last day to waitlist classes
  • January 29, 2018: Deadline to Advance to Candidacy and Graduation for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2018 graduates to be listed in the Commencement Programs. Must by submitted by 5:00pm on paper or 11:59 online. 
  • January 29, 2018: Deadline to submit signed Graduate Continuous Enrollment Authorization form to HSU College of Extended Education & Global Engagement to avoid $25 late fee.
  • January 29, 2018: Spring 2018 Financial Aid "Freeze Date".

Information for Current Grad Students

FAFSA 2018-19
Hello Grad Students!
You've probably already heard but this is just a friendly reminder about the new FAFSA submission date change. The 2018-19 FAFSA will now open this Saturday, October 1, 2017. The priority deadline remains the same, March 2, 2018. However, we highly recommend submitting as soon as possible.
If you have any further questions or are interested in more information please reference the Financial Aid Website:
Fall 2017 Graduate Orientation

Graduate Orientation Video

*Note you must be logged in to your myHumboldt account to view this video.

Fall 2017 Graduation

Make sure that you have submitted an Application for Advancement to Candidacy and Graduate form, or submit one if you have not already.

Attend one of our thesis and project formatting workshops. Workshops are scheduled for November 6th, 9th, 15th, and 16th. Register for a workshop here.

Although courtesy format reviews are no longer required, they are highly recommended. A courtesy review of a draft can identify and head off issues that might later jeopardize a final thesis or project approval. Theses and projects can be submitted for a courtesy review to until November 13.

Submit your final thesis or project to Digital Commons for committee approval. SUBMIT EARLY (at least one business day before the deadline) to allow your committee members time to electronically register their approval before the deadline: Monday, December 11th, 2017.

**Click here for more information regarding the submission process for thesis/projects.

The Scholarly Communications Office will conduct a formal format review. Stay in contact as you will be instructed to make revisions and resubmit. For questions regarding these areas, please contact Courtesy Format Review at or 707-826-5602. Consultations can also be scheduled.

Graduate Newsletter
Fall 2017 Graduate Studies Newsletter (pdf)
Learn about Graduate Programs and learn about some fo the exciting research being performed by HSU graduate students!

Past Newsletters

Advancement to Candidacy and Graduation
Learn about the prerequisites, forms and procedure for advancing to candidacy.
Commencement (More Info Coming Soon)
Frequently Asked Questions
Thesis or Project Help
For thesis/project templates, examples and instructions.
Requirements for Completing Your Thesis or Project
Learn about the requirements, deadlines and procedure for completing your thesis or project.