Preparing for life after graduation
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January 2019

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Considering Graduate School

Commencement is approaching. If your student is planning to graduate from Humboldt State this May, it’s a good time for them to think about their next step.

Graduate school lets students pursue more in-depth study, conduct rigorous research with experts, be more competitive in the workforce and earn a higher salary.

If your student is interested in pursuing a graduate degree at Humboldt State, they should visit the Graduate Programs overview, which shows which programs are available and a host of services and supports for students seeking additional schooling.

Students who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree at a different school should visit the Academic & Career Advising Center website, where they can find help choosing a school, applying, funding their education, and more.

Learn more about graduate degrees

Applying for Graduation

If your student is planning to graduate in Spring, they need to apply for graduation no later than Feb. 4, 2019. This initiates the degree evaluation process and allows them to order diplomas and more. Visit the Registrar’s Office website for more information and to apply.

A separate process is necessary to participate in the May 18 Commencement ceremony. Beginning in late January, students will receive an email inviting them to register for Commencement. Remind them to keep an eye out and register early if they’re planning to walk. The deadline to register for this Spring’s event is April 5th.

It’s also a good time to make plans if you’re going to visit HSU for Commencement -- local lodging options sell out early.

Visit the Commencement website

Success Story

Does your student need a bit of inspiration to get over those graduation jitters? 2013 HSU Distinguished Alumni Ellie Cachette (’06, Political Science) shares her story.

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Thanks for your Support!

From the Library to the Biomechanics Lab, HSU families have generously contributed support student success. So far this school year, donors have given more than $13,000 to the HSU Parents & Family Fund.

Learn more and give at Humboldt Loyalty.

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Events & Deadlines

Tuesday, Jan. 22
Spring classes begin

Sunday, Jan. 27
Last day to enroll in a course without a permission number

Wednesday, Jan. 30
Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties

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Spring Break

May 13-17

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