Congratulations! You are almost officially an Honors Graduate. Since this is a busy and stressful time for you we have generated a check list to help make things a little smoother. If you have any questions, please contact the HC advising office at 541-737-6414.

  • Verify you are on track for Graduation: See your major academic advisors and Honors College advisor to make sure you are on track for graduation.

  • Apply for Graduation: Institutional awarding does not apply to Honors College students. You must apply to graduate for your Honors College OSU degree, and it is recommended to apply for graduation at least three terms before you plan to graduate. Complete a brief graduation application via student online services once you know the term you plan to graduate.

  • Review the HC Scholarships and Funding page for details about possible funding for thesis research expenses.

  • Submit Thesis Defense Notification: After confirming a day and time for your thesis defense with your thesis mentor and committee members, notify the Honors College about your defense.

  • Upload Completed Thesis: Upload a PDF of your thesis to the Scholar's Archive no later than 5 p.m. Friday of week 10, or “Dead Week,” of your graduation term. This is a firm deadline. Refer to the Scholars Archive User Guide for submission instructions.

  • Submit the HC Thesis Submission Approval Form with mentor and committee signatures to the HC advising office, LINC 450.  This form is also due by 5 p.m. Friday of Week 10.

  • Complete the Exit Survey: Tell us about your experience in the HC Graduate Exit Survey.

  • Prepare a Thesis Poster: See the Thesis Stage 4 webpage for poster requirements, deadlines, and submission information.

  • RSVP for the Honors Recognition Reception, the HC graduation celebration.

  • Sign up for a Lifetime email account: This is a forwarding service, not an e-mail account.

  • Register for Commencement: To participate in the OSU commencement ceremony register through MyOSU.

  • Purchase HC Regalia: There are special garments for the OSU commencement ceremony that signify your achievement as an Honors College graduate. Information about the regalia, pricing, and when to pre-ordering can be found on our HC Regalia webpage.