September Apply for graduation through your Registrar's office; each school has distinct requirements.
Deadline to submit OPT request (if you want to start working in December)
October Visit the Career Center for career and job searching advice
Join VUConnect to start connecting with the Alumni Association
November You need to cancel your health insurance if you are planning on leaving the United States
See below (if not canceled you will be required to pay for spring as well)
December Congratulations and Celebrations
*There is no commencement ceremony in December, but you may participate in May if you like. If planning on attending the graduation ceremony in May, make sure to order your regalia and annoucements by the first week in April (see May Graduates).
*Health Insurance – December graduates who are enrolled in the Koster Student Health Insurance and need to terminate the health insurance for spring semester should contact Kristina Miller, the Vanderbilt Koster representative. Koster Health Insurance Contact: Kristina Miller, (615)343-4688, Kristina.firstname.lastname@example.org **Deadlines differ in every college. Please make sure to watch for emails and mailings from your Registrar’s office and contact them with specific questions about graduation requirements. You can also check here.