Important Dates & Deadlines

  • July 4, 2018: Independence Day observed, campus closed.
  • July 11, 2018: Deadline to submit your thesis/project for a Courtesy Format Review for Summer 18 graduation. Submit a draft to
  • July 25, 2018: Deadline to submit your final thesis or project on Digital Commons for Summer 18 graduation. Your committee must approve your thesis/project by the deadline, so make sure you SUBMIT EARLY!
  • August 16, 2018: Fall 2018 Graduate Student Orientation. Join us for an afternoon of learning and making connections! More information to come soon.

Information for Current Grad Students

Fall 2018 Graduate Orientation

Please mark your calendars for our annual Fall 2018 Graduate Student Orientation on August 16, 2018 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Our annual Graduate Student Orientation creates an opportunity for graduate students to come together, connect, build community, and offer new learning opportunities prior to the start of the semester.

Agenda, program and location(s) to be announced.

Attendance is not mandatory, but recommended to ensure a smooth transition for graduate students. If you have questions regarding the Fall Graduate Student Orientation, please email or

CSU Grad School Virtual Fair

Humboldt State University is participating in the California State University Virtual Grad Fair on September 25, 2018. Click here for more information! 

Summer 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.

For assistance with thesis and project formatting you can enroll in our Canvas Course.

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 July 11th.

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: Wednesday, July 25th, 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.

Graduate Newsletter
Spring 2018 Graduate Studies Newsletter (pdf)
Learn about Graduate Programs and learn about some fo the exciting research being performed by HSU graduate students!

Past Newsletters

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.

Advancement to Candidacy and Graduation
Learn about the prerequisites, forms and procedure for advancing to candidacy.
Commencement 2018 Website
Masters Hood Color Guide
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.

We Are Humboldt

A short inspirational call-to-action film for HSU faculty developed collaboratively by HSU students. Through personal testimony students share some of their challenges, giving us a glimpse into their life. Faculty briefly reflect on changes in our student body and what motivates them to transform their classes and teaching. Together we are encouraged to actively embrace and revision our learning community.

We Are Humboldt