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Spring 2023: Culminating Experience Workshop

The Office of Graduate Studies requires students to attend our mandatory Culminating Experience Format Workshop. The workshop is designed to help students:

  1. Understand the final steps to degree completion;
  2. Format their culminating experience (for those who are completing a thesis, project, or dissertation);
  3. With strategies for studying for the Comprehensive Examination (for those completing a Comprehensive Examination).

Registration Opens: February 6, 2023

Registration Closes: March 20, 2023

Deadline to Complete the Workshop: March 30, 2023

Spring 2023 Deadlines
Culminating Experience Workshop Registration Period Culminating Experience Workshop Deadline to Complete
Monday, February 6, 2023 at 9:00am - Monday, March 20, 2023 at 5:00pm Monday, March 30, 2023

Spring 2023: Thesis, Project, Dissertation Review Registration

Please Note:

  • Students must have completed the mandatory format workshop prior to submitting their Culminating Experience.
  • Check-Ins are for students who are graduating in the current semester to submit their Culminating Experience.
  • No walk-ins will be accepted. An appointment is required.

Disclaimer: Ample appointment slots have been allocated to accommodate all graduating students. However, students are encouraged to sign up for appointments early in the submission cycle. Failure to sign up for an appointment, and/or show up to an appointment may delay a student's degree completion timeline.

Students should be advised that if they cancel an appointment once the submission period begins, OGS cannot guarantee another appointment will be available, and thus, students may have to move their graduation date and submit during the next submission cycle.

How to Make an Appointment:

When you click the link below, you will be redirected to the appointment registration website; follow these instructions to schedule your appointment:

  1. Type of appointment: select Advising in the drop-down selection
  2. Service: scroll to Graduate Studies and select T/P/D Review and Submission
  3. Pick an available appointment date and time for your review date.
Spring 2023 Deadlines
Thesis / Project / Dissertation Review Registration Period Thesis / Project / Dissertation Review Appointment and Submissions Dates
Monday, April 10, 2023 at 9:00am - Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 4:30pm Monday, April 24 - Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 9:00am - 6:00pm & Friday, April 28, 2023 from 9:00am - 3:00pm
  Monday, May 1 - Thursday, May 4, 2023 from 9:00am - 6:00pm & Friday, May 5, 2023 from 9:00am - 3:00pm
  Deadline to submit: Friday, May 5, 2023 at 3:00pm 

Registration Information

Spring 2023 Registration Information

Student Registration Timelines

  • November 14 to December 9, 2022: Registration for continuing students in class level priority order
  • December 10, 2022 to January 1, 2023: Registration is unavailable
  • January 3 to 11, 2023: New Graduate Student open registration
  • January 23 to February 3, 2023: Continuing Graduate Student open registration

Important Dates

  • January 23, 2023: Spring 2023 Instruction begins
  • February 4 to 17, 2023: Late registration and change of schedule completed by petition at departments
  • February 17, 2023: Spring 2023 census date. Enrollment locks.

Tips & Reminders

  • Check your MySacState account for important information (e.g. holds, payments, etc)
  • Clear all registration holds before your registration appointment
  • If needed, contact your faculty advisor or graduate coordinator for details about coursework in your program

Spring 2023: New Student Orientation

Orientation is a fun, informative event that lasts about 120 minutes hosted via Zoom. Mark your calendars, for our Spring 2023 orientation session!

  • Thursday, January 12, 2023 (5:00 - 7:00pm (PST))

The Office of Graduate Studies New Student Orientation is offered via an online platform and designed to introduce our graduate students to the campus as well as provide them with information, processes, and deadlines that are specific to Graduate Studies. New Student Orientation* is mandatory for all new students.**

While returning students are not required to attend orientation*, we strongly encourage their attendance in order to receive the most up-to-date information since their last attendance at Sac State.

Dates and Deadlines:
Orientation registration will close on Wednesday, January 4, 2023

*Please be aware that your specific degree program may require an additional orientation. Regularly check your Sac State and personal email for communications from both your Department, the Office of Graduate Studies, and other Sac State departments.

**Following orientation, students are enrolled in Hornet Grad School Success (a self-paced Canvas course) where during your first semester they can complete modules to enhance their academic, social, and professional experience as they begin their journey in gradaute education.