Welcome!  We are glad that you chose Water Resources Graduate Program for your MS and/or PhD.

**Everything you need to know about preparing for your thesis/dissertation defense can be found here. **

Students and their major advisor's need to communicate goals and progress with each other, then provide this information on to the department for assessment. 

It is mandatory to let the department know that you will be defending.  This will also allow us enough time to schedule a room as well as promote your defense.  The request form can be found here: Defense Room Request for WRGP.

2020 Update:

As we can no longer meet during the pandemic, all defenses must be presented online until further notice.  Below is helpful information on how to set this up and prepare:

Zoom tips for final oral exams (Courtesy of Graduate School)

Are you gearing up for a physically distant oral exam? We recommend checking out the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife's guide to facilitating these meetings over Zoom. This model articulates great general information that graduate students and advisors across campus may find helpful. Read the tips!

Two Zoom informational webpages for defense preparation or setting up a virtual meeting (Courtesy of CEOAS).  

Preparing Your Zoom Defense

Link on Current Graduate Student page under Essential Info for Grad Students.

Zoom Setup Virtual Meetings

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Congratulations to all successful candidates! What happens next?

  1. One of the faculty members will need to provide the WRGP office with a copy of the Graduate Learning Outcome form for our records.

  2. Make sure all of the documents needed for the Graduate School have been completed.  One of the most common documents forgotten is the ETD submission approval form.

  3. Please complete the exit survey;

  4. If you have keys to an office or lab, you will need to clean up your area and return them to the department that advised you; and

  5. We hope that you will join our alumni listserv.  We would like to keep in touch and hear about all your future success, both professionally and personally.