12. Graduation To-Do Checklist

Failure to complete all the items on this checklist may result in a delay of graduation.

  1. Apply to graduate by the deadline.
    Graduation applications must be submitted by the 2nd Friday of the term prior to the term of graduation. A change in your graduating term requires completion of a new application.
  2. Check Ohio State Email account regularly.
    The College of Public Health will send important information directly to students Ohio STate email account the term of graduation. Students must have an active Ohio State email account. For students who forward their Ohio State e-mail to a private account may not receive important e-mails regarding graduation. To reverse the forward, go to the  OSU Email Account Management page, select the "Change Delivery" tab, and follow the instructions.
  3. Graduation Email
    Students will receive a graduation e-mail during the term of graduation. The e-mail will contain important information and instructions regarding Commencement. Public Health students do not receive a hard copy graduation booklet, only the informational e-mail from the College. Shortly after, students will be sent personal information which they will need to verify for accuracy.
  4. Report post-graduation plans.
    Found a job? Going to grad school? Still looking? Students need to let College of Public Health know. For students still looking for a job, the Office of Career Services can help. Contact them for individual coaching on your resume and interview skills. Other services include on-campus interviews, resume referrals, and job postings.
  5. Run a Degree Audit.
    After a student has registered for classes during their graduation term, they should run a Degree Audit Report from the “Grades and Advising” tab on Buckeye Link. During the term of graduation, all sections of the Degree Audit Report should be highlighted in green, showing "completed" and "in progress" coursework. Any sections highlighted in red should be brought to an advisor’s attention immediately.
  6. Review Commencement Ceremony Information.
    All information about Commencement (graduation attire, parking, rehearsal) can be found at the commencement website. Review the information on this website as it becomes available.
  7. If NOT attending Commencement Ceremony, fill out Absence Form.
    Students not attending the commencement ceremony, are required to submit the Commencement Ceremony Absence Form two weeks prior to Commencement to 100 Cunz Hall.
  8. Notify each instructor that you are a graduating senior.
    The deadline for final grade posting is earlier for graduating seniors than for other students. Make sure that your instructors in your final term know that you are graduating, so they will meet the grade deadline.