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Class of 2011

All students planning to graduate must file for degree candidacy and initiate the formal degree check process prior to receiving their diploma. You must apply and contact your advisor in order to graduate.


It is strongly recommended that you file for candidacy and have your degree check done the semester prior to your expected graduation, after you have finalized your course enrollment for that term. This way, if there are any problems with meeting graduation requirements, they can be caught early.

Please note that the priority deadline for applying for graduation is February 1 for Spring and Summer semesters and September 1 for Fall and Winter semesters. Applications will be accepted after this date, but you will be charged a late fee. In order to have your name printed in the UA commencement booklet, you must file for candidacy by the end of March if you plan to graduate in May or August; or by the end of October if you plan to graduate in December.

To file for degree candidacy:

1. Submit the Application for Graduation on your To Do List in UAccess. The Registrar's Office has a tutorial found here. You will be charged a graduation fee. Please note you must apply for graduation for each degree if you are completing dual degrees.

2. Schedule an appointment with or email your advisor. Your advisor will fill out the Degree Audit Worksheet. If you have any second majors, minors, or are graduating with Honors, your advisor will forward the degree audit to each advisor for a signature. One DAW must be completed per degree you are earning.

3. Your advisor will submit the degree audit to graduation services and will gladly provide you a copy upon request.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry cares very much about the experience of its students. Feedback given on exit surveys is often used to initiate improvements within the program. Each fall and spring term, graduating seniors are sent a link to provide valuable feedback and discuss ways the program can be improved. 

You are invited to attend the CBC Convocation,  Awards and Recognition Ceremony, college, or UArizona commencement events.

We hope that you have enjoyed your experience with University of Arizona Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and that you want to stay in touch with us after graduation! Being part of the alumni network has several benefits both to you and to us. Among others:

  • You stay connected to alumni, staff, and faculty who can connect you with job and career opportunities
  • You learn about events to reunite with your former classmates
  • You receive the CBC Alumni Newsletter which keeps you up to date on happenings within the Department and provides opportunities to give back to the Department in various ways (information, mentoring, professional connections, funding, etc.)
  • You help us to continually assess our program and make improvements
  • Please use the | Alumni and Friends | link to update your mailing and email addresses.

If you are on Facebook, request to join the CBC Alumni group by going to facebook.com and looking for AZ Chemistry and Biochemistry Alumni.