Graduation Checklist

Spring 2022

For graduating seniors: review the following checklist as you prepare for the end of the academic year.

Offices and departments across the campus want seniors to have a clear understanding of the steps needed to graduate. Should you have any questions along the way, contact information for the relevant offices is available below the list.

For Seniors, Spring 2022: graduation deadlines

Date Task/Event
April 6 Robe information due to Conference & Events Planning
April 29 Thesis draft to Registrar, copies to orals board.
May 2

Prepare for oral exam. Orals week begins

Make sure your name will be read correctly at the ceremony.

May12 Return all library books
May 13 before noon Submit a digital copy of your thesis to the library.
May 13, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Robes are available for pick-up at Kaul Auditorium
May 13 before 4 p.m. Pay your business office account balance and pay any outstanding balance on bookstore account.
May 13 Complete Reed loan exit counseling (if applicable). Contact the Business Office if you have questions.
May 13 before 5 p.m. If you receive an email notice saying that your diploma is on hold, please contact the business office to resolve the hold. The hold may be due to unpaid financial obligations or loan counseling.
Mid-May Your email will be going away in August. Set up a vacation message to start notifying your contacts, and make sure to use a personal email address when applying for jobs.
May 14, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Last chance to pick up robes before the ceremony! Kaul Auditorium
May 14 at 2 p.m. Mandatory commencement rehearsal, 2pm in Kaul Auditorium
Time capsule: Bring a token of your time at Reed with you to Commencement rehearsal or on Commencement day and place it in the wooden box near the Alumni Programs banner as you line up to walk on stage. This will only be opened again at your 25th Reunion, so choose something you’ll remember well!
May 16 by 9:45 a.m. Participate in Commencement! Put on your cap and gown and be in Kaul Auditorium by 9:45 a.m. to get lined up for Commencement.
May 17 at noon

Residence halls close. Visit Reed's Residence Life website for more information. Note that the Health & Counseling Center closes for summer. Students who are still seeing a health care provider at the HCC need to make sure to get any prescription refills before May 17.

May 21 Update IRIS account with current contact information, including a phone number, email address, and mailing address.
May 31

Submit your request for personal copies of your bound thesis by May 31, 2022.

Start transitioning your Reed Google documents to a personal account. Your Reed accounts will close in August.

August 1 Your Reed account will be transitioned to alumni status on this day—no more Reed email! Back up any documents and emails from your Reed Google Account  before your account is transitioned. Contact CUS for assistance.
Access to Banner Self-Service ends. This includes acces to payroll and tax forms.
August 13 Determine personal health insurance needs. Reed health insurance ends on August 13 (if applicable).

Contact information

Alumni Programs

for questions about transition from student to alumni status


Business Office

for paying financial obligations, including printing charges and library fees. Also the contact for the Perkins and Reed loan exit counseling.


Center for Life Beyond Reed

The CLBR advising team is available for advising this summer to assist with your job search, LinkedIn, and alumni connections. CLBR offers graduate school, professional school, and fellowship advising to all alumni, as well as career advising for entry-level and emerging professionals. Remember, you don’t need to know what you want to do next. Just make an appointment in Handshake.

Looking for a job? Take a look at the resources on our How to Find Opportunities page and follow us on Twitter @GriffinGigs where we tweet out our favorite paid jobs.


Computer User Services

for thesis formatting:
for Reed Google Account migration: (click the chat icon in the lower left)


Financial Aid

for loan exit counseling



for thesis submission questions

Sarah Bavier

Printing Services

for thesis binding

Joseph Tafoya

Registrar's Office

for thesis submission and graduation requirements

Senior Handbook (PDF)


Residence Life

for on-campus housing and move out