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Graduation Checklist - Class of 2016

December Graduates

  • For students completing their graduation requirements in Summer or Fall, check your transcript and current schedule to ensure you have met your graduation requirements. A good tool is the MBA Program Advising & Adjustment Form.
    • Set-up email forwarding (two steps!)
      • First, set up @mba forwarding: Review the "Before Leaving Haas" section of the ECSM website for more information on how to back-up your bConnected data and set up your @mba email forwarding. Your Haas email account is deactivated as a storage account, and becomes a forwarding address only three months after the end of your final semester. If you have any issues with this process, please contact Haas ECSM HelpDesk at helpdesk@haas.berkeley.edu.
      • Second, set up @berkeley forwarding: Alumni have nine months after graduation to convert their berkeley.edu email account to a forwarding account. This is action is irreversible! View the steps here.

January

  • If needed, participate in Add/Drop to complete your class schedule. Please refer to the Registration Timeline for the Add/Drop schedule.
  • Deadline for Spring semester fees is January 15.

February

  • Plan to attend Commencement at the Hearst Greek Theater in Berkeley (Friday, May 20th at 2:00PM). No tickets are needed for the ceremony, and you may invite an unlimited number of guests. A reception will follow; please see commencement details for more details about reception tickets.
  • Check your transcript and current schedule to ensure you have met your graduation requirements. A good tool is the MBA Program Advising & Adjustment Form.

March

  • Finish entering your community service hours in the Haas Student Directory in order to be eligible for recognition as a Beyond Yourself Fellow for completion of 60 or more hours of community service during your time at Haas. Submission deadline will be in mid April (exact date TBD).

April

  • Order your cap & gown for the commencement ceremony, or pick it up from the student store. (More instructions on the Commencement web page)
  • Complete the 2016 Commencement Survey (coming soon) (name for program, vote for the student speaker, reception guest count). Be on the look for an email with this information.
  • Complete your Student Satisfaction Study survey (coming soon). Be on the look out for an email with this information.
  • Attend a Loan Repayment Workshop in-person or via webinar with the Haas Finanical Aid Office. This is mandatory for international students who have borrowed a no-cosigner loan. (An upcoming email will provide dates and details.)
  • Confirm mailing address in CalCentral. Diplomas will be mailed automatically (see below).

May

  • Set-up email forwarding (two steps)
    • First, set up @mba forwarding: Review the "Before Leaving Haas" section of the ECSM website for more information on how to back-up your bConnected data and set up your @mba email forwarding. Your Haas email account is deactivated as a storage account, and becomes a forwarding address only three months after the end of your final semester. If you have any issues with this process, please contact Haas ECSM HelpDesk at helpdesk@haas.berkeley.edu.
    • Second, set up @berkeley forwarding: Alumni have nine months after graduation to convert their berkeley.edu email account to a forwarding account. This is action is irreversible! View the steps here.
  • Activate your @cal Alumni Directory information Haas@Cal.
  • Update your Job Information and report your offers in BEARS (the Berkeley Employment & Reporting System).
    Go to CareerNet > CMG BEARS (on the upper left corner of the Dashboard). Berfore you leave, let us know about promotions and/or job changes you've made since entering the program. Employment data helps Haas and classmates understand the transitions that are possible. Employment/offer data is strictly confidential and only published in aggregate.
    • Log in to CareerNet, click on BEARS.
    • Enter your current job info and any promotions or job offers received since entering the program.
  • Pick up your Alumni Relations Grad Pack and Commencement Reception Tickets at the EWMBA Program Office.
    • Ceremony tickets: No tickets are needed for the ceremony and you may invite an unlimited number of guests. Seating for the ceremony is general admission. Please remember to tell your guests that the Greek Theatre is an outdoor amphitheatre and to plan appropriately.
    • Reception tickets: You may enter the reception for free by wearing your cap and gown. Each student will be given two free reception tickets for guests. You may invite as many additional guests as you wish for a cost (The amount is TBD)

August-September

  • Diplomas: Diplomas for graduates will be automatically mailed free of charge approximately 3.5 months after the conferral of your degree to the address supplied by you on Bear Facts. If you do not enter a diploma mailing address in Bear Facts, the Registrar will mail the diploma to your permanent home address. For more information about the diploma process, please visit the UC Berkeley Registrars page about Diplomas & Graduation.