Important Dates

Each year there are several events to prepare graduates for graduation, their job search, and beyond and they are listed below. A few events are for both Fall and Spring graduates, but we have created a list here for each group. 

Spring 2017 Graduate Events


Resume Workshop
Date; Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Time: 11 - 11:50 AM

Library 203
Designed to discuss the overview of a resume.
Targeted Audience: ALL STUDENTS

Spring 2017 Health Science Career Fair - Sponsored by Student Nursing Association
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Pendergraft Health Science Center - Weidman Conference Center (HS 133)
Designed to connect health industry employers with Health Science majors.  Participants will have an opportunity to network and learn about employment opportunities.
Targeted Audience: Health Science Majors & Pre-Professional Majors


Prepare for a Career Fair Workshop
Date Friday, March 3, 2017
Time: 11 - 11:50 AM
Library 203
Designed to assist those attending the Career Fairs or Symposiums on what to expect from employers and offer tips on how to have a successful experience.
Targeted Audience: ALL STUDENTS

Prepare for a Career Fair Workshop
Date: March, 6, 2017
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
Library 122
Designed to assist those attending the Career Fairs or Symposiums on what to expect from employers and offer tips on how to have a successful experience.
Targeted Audience: ALL STUDENTS

Resume Workshop
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time: 1 - 1:50 PM
Library 203
Designed to assist those attending the Career Fairs or Symposiums on what to expect from employers and offer tips on how to have a successful experience.
Targeted Audience: ALL STUDENTS

Prepare for a Career Fair Workshop
Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time: 2 - 2:50 PM
Library 122
Designed to assist those attending the Career Fairs or Symposiums on what to expect from employers and offer tips on how to have a successful experience.
Targeted Audience: ALL STUDENTS


Education Career Fair - Sponsored by the School of Education
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center - Reynolds Room
Designed to connect School District personnel and College Graduate programs to education majors.  Participants will have an opportunity to network and learn about employment and graduate school opportunities.
Targeted Audience: Education Major Graduates

All Majors Spring Career Fair and Grad Expo
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center - Reynolds Room
VIP Session for CSPD participants 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Designed to connect students with employers in regards to pre/post-graduate opportunities, internships, and networking.
Targeted Audience: Spring 2016 Graduation Candidates / Internship Candidates / ALL Majors

Spring 2017 Criminal Justice Symposium - Sponsored by the Criminal Justice Department
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center - Reynolds Room
Designed to connect Criminal Justice majors with area criminal justice professionals.  Program will also include workshops and information sessions.
Targeted Audience: Criminal Justice majors & minors


Spring 2017 Grad Fest - Sponsored by the Alumni Office
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  &  3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center - Reynolds Room
Designed as a one stop graduation preparation for all May 2017 and Summer 2017 graduates.  Pick up graduation regalia, free graduation photo, check your account, meet with Career Services, register with the Alumni Association. Register to win Door Prizes!
Targeted Audience: Spring and Summer I 2017 Graduation Candidates

The NUMAS - Student Organizations Award Ceremony
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center - Reynolds Room
Dress your best, enjoy a free dinner, and represent your organization and receive awards for outstanding events throughout the year.

Traditions Cord Distribution
Date: Monday-Friday, May, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Alumni Center - Corner of Grand & Waldron
Bring your ID to the Alumni Center where we will verify you have accumulated at least 110 points on the UAFS Legacy Maker app.  Once verified you will receive your Legacy Maker cords and your diploma mat.

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