Important Dates & Deadlines

  • 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. 
    *Students who file BEFORE the deadline will have their name included in the 2018 Commencement Program. If you are at all confused about this deadline do not hesitate to contact Terri Fisher in the Graduate Studies Office located in HS217B, by phone at 707-826-5194, or by e-mail at
  • 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. Completed forms received on or after January 30, 2018, will be assessed the late fee.
  • January 29, 2018: Spring 2018 Financial Aid "Freeze Date".
  • February 5, 2018: CSU Student Research Competition application deadline. For more information see flyer.
  • February 9, 2018: Deadline to apply for Chancellor's Doctoral Incentive Program. For more information on this scholarship visit the CDIP website.
  • February 12, 2018: Spring 2018 Fee Deadline - If fees are not received by January 9, 2019, a nonrefundable $30.00 late payment fee will be assessed and a hold will be placed on the student's account.
  • March 15, 2018: Woolford Hegy Scholarship application deadline. See Humboldt Area Foundation website for more information.

Information for Current Grad Students

Spring 2018 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 will be scheduled an announced soon.

A courtesy format review is 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 April 16th.

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, May 7th, 2018.

**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.

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.

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.