Winter Term @ UNI Grad College

The Graduate College will offer writing support modules free of charge to all graduate students who want to stay in shape during the long break or advance progress on research projects. Registration is now open!

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The Graduate College fosters collaboration among graduate students and campus resources to enrich the student research and learning occurring across our campus. Whether we are providing financial support, presenting professional development workshops, or hosting the Annual Graduate Student Symposium, the role of the Graduate College is to provide a unified experience throughout your graduate studies. We’re here for you from the Welcome to New Graduate Students in the Fall through you joining a network of successful alums.


Graduate Student Awards, Scholarships & Funding Opportunities

Application material for various funding opportunities through the Graduate College.


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Thesis & Dissertation

Please review the Academic Catalog for all policies and procedures related to thesis and dissertation.


April 1 Application for graduation due through Student Center*
April 2 Review must be completed by this date in order to be eligible for graduation
April 26 Submission due in to the Graduate College by 4:30 p.m. in order to be eligible for graduation
May 7 Last day to apply for graduation (late fees apply) to be eligible for degree conferral for semester

*For more information about graduation or degree conferral and participation in commencement please visit the Registrar's Graduation and Commencement Page



Formatting Guide

Spring 2021 Formatting Workshops (Zoom). Register now!

Submission Guide



Committee Approval Form (find one applicable to degree type)

Committee approval forms should be submitted as soon as a committee has been formed. They must be submitted before a work can be submitted for review.

Final Approval Form (find one applicable to degree type)

Once the student successfully defends their work, an approval form should be submitted. This is an electronic form that will workflow to the committee chair and any other required approvers.

INSPIRE Conference

Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors across campus are invited to participate in the new INSPIRE Virtual Student Research & Engagement Conference on April 12-13, 2021.

The combined conference will be an opportunity for students to showcase the wide variety of experiential activities in which they participate inside and outside of the classroom, including research, internship, volunteer or study abroad experiences, club activities and/or creative performances.

Submissions open on March 2, 2021, and are due March 22, 2021. Projects still “in progress” at the time of submission are eligible to be presented.

Visit the INSPIRE Conference website or contact Helen Harton ( or Windee Weiss (, conference co-coordinators, with any questions.

In Spring 2021, the Annual Graduate Student Symposium was combined with CSBS' annual student conference to maximize the virtual experience. To view previous graduate student work, please visit the ScholarWorks archive.


Research: Poster or oral presentations on a research or scholarly project.

Volunteer/Internship Experiences: Poster or oral presentations on a discipline-related volunteer, work, or internship experience (e.g., cooperative education, practicum, service learning, study abroad).

Club Activities: Student clubs or groups may propose discipline-related activities (e.g., historical re-enactments, project demonstrations, informational workshops) for poster, oral, table, or other types of presentations/engagement.

Creative Performances: Individuals or groups of students may do various creative performances, exhibits, or demonstrations (e.g., music, art, improv, dance).


Library Resources

Tutoring and Writing Support

Other Resources for Graduate School


Read more from the Grad College

Handbooks, newsletters, and resources to help enhance your graduate experience.

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