For Graduates

MD graduate checklist

For fourth-year MD students planning to graduate in May (this is a comprehensive list that is meant to serve as a guideline.  It is the responsibility of every graduate to continue paying attention to any e-mails and/or notifications from WU regarding Commencement expectations):


August
•  Update parent information


October/November
•  Visitors: Make travel and lodging reservations


November/December
•  File Intent to Graduate by Dec. 20 – required to graduate and to walk


December
•  Check degree requirements before scheduling spring electives
•  Schedule Financial Aid Exit Interview – required for all students who received financial aid


February 19-22
•  Order cap and gown at Grad Fair Days at Danforth Campus Bookstore (orders due March 29)

Complete 4-week Required Capstone Course – Block 1 Feb. 11 to March 7


March/April
•  Settle university finances
•  Turn in pager and scrubs (you will receive an email with instructions)
•  Medical Alumni Awards Dinner, April 6 – Ritz-Carlton Hotel Ballroom

Complete 4-week Required Capstone Course – Block 2 March 11 to April 4


May 13-17
•  Pick up cap and gown


May 16
•  Pre-Commencement reception at 5 p.m.


May 17
•  Commencement ceremonies – all-university at 8:30 a.m.; MD ceremony at 3 p.m.


May 18-21
•  Return cap and gown