Center for Success Coaching

Graduation Guide

Whether you graduate this semester or in the near future, one thing is certain: you're feeling pumped!  The info below can help with the logistics of getting to graduation, and to help prepare you for life after graduation.


Remember--your success coach is with you from orientation to graduation, so reach out during this final stretch so you don't overlook anything critical.  We are so excited for you and your future! 

Graduation Guide Articles:

ALREADY APPLIED FOR GRADUATION? 
STILL NEED TO APPLY TO GRADUATE? 
PERSONAL FINANCES: LIFE AFTER COLLEGE  
CHECKLISTS FOR YOUR JOURNEY AHEAD  
RESOURCES TO BE READY FOR THE REAL WORLD  

ALREADY APPLIED FOR GRADUATION?

If you've already applied for graduation, here are the next steps to tackle:

Review your email. The Registrar will provide regular emails about the commencement ceremony and any time-sensitive updates.
Scope out the commencement webpage. Details will be posted on the commencement website as they become available. Monitor regularly for info on social distancing, guests, parking, photography, etc.
Monitor email for MarchingOrder updates. Students who have applied for graduation will receive an email invitation from MarchingOrder to submit name pronunciation information and review the graduation details on file.
Plan for the cap, gown, and other items. Academic regalia is required to participate in the commencement ceremony. Regalia is available for purchase from the Main Campus University Bookstore. Monitor their website for updates. Currently, you can place a prepaid shipping order (budget 2 weeks to arrive), or purchase in store beginning on a specified date.
Review the celebration toolkit. Learn more about candid and formal commencement photos, download commencement programs for your guests, and discover ways to congratulate a grad. You can also enjoy your accomplishment Rocket-style with social media and printable tools all on the celebration toolkit website.
Questions? Contact graduation@utoledo.edu for further assistance.

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STILL NEED TO APPLY TO GRADUATE?

If you need to apply for graduation, here are the next steps to tackle:

  • Review your program requirements. 
    Confirm that you've met all requirements for your program with your academic advisor

  • Apply to graduate online.
    Be sure to do this promptly at MyUT > Student Tab > My Records > Apply to Graduate

  • Note upcoming deadlines.
    • The Spring 2022 graduation application deadline was November 19, 2021.
    • The Summer 2022 graduation application deadline is March 25, 2022. Summer candidates are invited to participate in either the spring or fall ceremony. 
    • The Fall 2022 graduation application deadline is March 25, 2022

  • If you've missed the deadline for Spring 2022 graduation, you can still apply!
    If you apply past the deadline, contact your academic college to let them know since your name did not initially appear in earlier reports of candidates for graduation. You may still apply after the posted deadline for graduation. However, applying late means you may miss important graduation-related mailings, may not appear in the commencement program, and may not allow your college or department sufficient time to complete an evaluation of your record prior to the term's end. Be proactive in making final preparations for graduation and commencement to help ensure it goes smoothly.

  • More questions?
    View more information at graduation application deadlines.
    For questions, please contact graduation@utoledo.edu.

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PERSONAL FINANCES: LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

It's going to feel amazing to accomplish your goal of earning that degree! Chances are, you're also asking lots of financial questions right now. Here are some resources to get you started.

graduatePREPARING TO GRADUATE COLLEGE

Steps as you prepare to exit your program:

 calendar iconWHEN YOU GRADUATE

Steps to complete upon graduating:

dollar signWHEN YOU'RE IN REPAYMENT

Steps to consider during the grace period and as you prepare for loan repayment:

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Prepare for your financial realities as you enter the next stage of your journey:

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 CHECKLISTS FOR YOUR JOURNEY AHEAD

Being a junior or senior doesn't have to be stressful! Whether you plan on getting a job in your field right away or applying to graduate school, plan ahead with these guides from your success coach. Don't forget your coach is happy to work with you individually to discuss your plans in depth as well!

Download the SENIOR YEAR CHECKLIST

Download the GRADUATE SCHOOL CHECKLIST

Download the LEVEL UP future planning packet

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RESOURCES TO BE READY FOR THE REAL WORLD

desktopDON'T MISS OUR YOUTUBE "ADULTING" SERIES!
The more you plan and research now, the more confidently you can navigate the unique time after undergrad. You might be considering big changes ahead, including:

• Creating new financial goals
• Relocating for a first job/grad school
• Setting up new living arrangements after graduation
• Purchasing a vehicle
• Managing the loan repayment process

Check out the videos from our new YouTube series to help! Look for more videos dropping soon as well.

Adulting series: Budget Basics 

Adulting Series: Planning for your New Financial Realities   

Adulting Series: Pinching Pennies   

 

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Great news! The JCP Suit Up coupon has been EXTENDED until May 1!! Purchase everything you need to finish your look for that next interview or job--including suits, dresses, sports coats, dress pants, shoes, and accessories at an additional 30% off!  Shop in participating stores or online. To receive your coupon, Text "UTOLEDO" to 67292. For more information, check out the JCP Rocket Suit Up website or contact careerservices@utoledo.edu.

 

shirt ICONROCKET STYLE CAREER CLOSET STARTS YOUR PROFESSIONAL COLLECTION

The Rocket Style Career Closet is on campus for you! Select professional clothing items in preparation for an upcoming interview or new job at no cost.  The items you pick are yours to keep. Shopping visits are by appointment only; no same-day appointments can be made. For more information, check out the Rocket Style Career Closet.

 

check iconTO DO: FIRST DESTINATION SURVEY

Graduating in Spring 2022? Complete the First Destination online survey.  This is a brief online survey gathering employment and graduate school admissions data from new college graduates. This info helps us complete national ranking surveys and maintain our accreditation and certifications. Students who submit the survey can also pick up a complimentary alumni mug from Career Services!

Take the First Destination Survey

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Last Updated: 6/27/22