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Fall 2012

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New! Graduate Research Grant Program

The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce The Regents Graduate Research Grant Program to provide research support to doctoral (PhD) students.

Eligibility: Doctoral (PhD) students who have advanced to candidacy
Application Deadline: 5 pm Friday, November 2
Start Date of Award: December 1

For more information, click here.

Professional Development Opportunities

Here are some of the workshops coming up in the Graduate College Professional Development Series:

Wednesday, Oct 17 Preparing Competitive Scholarship and Fellowship Applications
Wednesday, Oct 24 Managing Stress and Enjoying Graduate School
Monday, Nov 5 Entering the Job Market: The Perfect Resume/Cover Letter
Tuesday, Nov 6 Applying to Grad School: Writing a Winning Personal Statement
Monday, Nov 26 The Perfect CV

See details of time and location at the Graduate College Events Calendar. Distance students can join in via Elluminate. If you want to attend, in person or electronically, please write to to reserve a place and receive handouts.

Help for the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Online Submission Process

A final copy of your finished thesis or dissertation should be submitted online following your defense. There is a resource to help you through the process smoothly. See an Elluminate ETD training session and other materials at

Reminder: November 20 is the final day to submit ETDs for format check (e-mail attachments only). December 12 is the final thesis/dissertation submission deadline for December 2012 graduation.

Graduate Student Commencement Ceremony
and Reception

There will be a separate commencement ceremony on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 5 pm for all NAU master's and doctoral students, guests, faculty, and advisers in the J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome.

Graduating students and their families are invited to a reception hosted by the Graduate College immediately following the ceremony in the duBois Center Ballroom. Please join us!

See the graduation website for further details.