After Completing Your Degree
Information for students who have completed degree requirements

General Timeline

  • 4 weeks after the end of the quarter
    All grades are confirmed and your name is included on the final degree list sent to the Office of the University Registrar. We confirm with you at this time your name was on the final degree list. If you need to print letters for employer reimbursement, you should do so immediately since your access will be cancelled within 10 days of receiving an email confirming degree requirements have been met.
  • 8 weeks after the end of the quarter
    Degrees for the quarter are officially awarded by the Academic Senate and only then are noted on each student’s transcript.
  • 18-20 weeks after the end of the quarter
    Diplomas are ready mailing.


Diplomas are disbursed only through the Office of the University Registrar (not the GSM).

  • If you wish to have your diploma mailed, complete the Diploma Mailing Form and follow the instructions provided on the form.
  • If you prefer to pick it up in person, visit the Office of the Registrar, 12 Mrak Hall, during their posted office hours. 
    • Contact information for Office of the University Registrar:
      • Website here
      • Phone (530)-752-3639
  • Full-time students MUST complete the Career Development Employment Survey in order for diploma to be awarded.

UCD Email

GSM alumni may have access to their DavisMail accounts after graduation. 

All Students – Access Cards

  • Cards will be deactivated at the end of the quarter in which you complete your degree.

Full-time MBA Students – Employment Survey

  • Each graduating Day student must complete an Employment Survey. (Part-time students do not need to complete this form.)
  • Information is confidential. This information has a significant impact on our rankings and your thoroughness and cooperation are appreciated!
  • Complete the survey no later than Friday, June 13, 2015
  • Any questions about the survey? Make an appointment to meet with Career Development prior to June 13, 2015.
  • Class of 2015 Employment Survey

Part-time Students – Grade Employer Reimbursement Letters

  • Grade/Employer Reimbursement Letters:  You have access to RaPS  for an additional two weeks after the confirmation email (see “4 weeks after the end of the quarter” above) is sent.  Use the Grade & Reg. Letter tab.  RaPS access is deactivated after this.