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The Office of Graduate Student Services will close at Noon on Wednesday November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will reopen on Monday November 30 for our regular hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30am- 5pm. 

Graduation Requirements

Students who anticipate graduating in May must read the material in the Exit Packet that pertains to the student's degree.  It is extremely important for students to finalize the requirements by the posted deadlines for degrees that will be awarded at the Commencement Cermemony in May.  Exit packets may be accessed below.  Please direct questions to Barbara Schukoske, 860-685-2224 or Keys to departments and Wesleyan residential spaces must be turned in at the time of departure from the University.


Submission of Thesis and Dissertations are now done electronically through the process in the exit packet - please read the instructions carefully on how to up-load your material.  Printing and binding costs are included in the exit packet.

Composition of Examination Committee

The Department Chair designates the members of the Examination Committee.  There are three members of the committee, one is the student’s Research Advisor.  One of the two remaining members should be from the student’s department and will usually chair the exam committee; the third and final member need not be a department member.  No oral examination should be scheduled until thesis approval is granted.

Exit packets include all necessary forms, electronic links, and deadline information.

Exit Packet for MA (PDF)

Exit Packet for PhD (PDF)

Commencement Attire/Regalia