Graduating in Spring or Summer 2009/ Orals Exam Orientation: 16 JAN 09 @ 11am

December 11, 2008 on 1:08 pm | In Student Info, Events |

Aloha LIS Students Completing the Program in May or August 2009:

I wanted to let you know of a few important things:

Students graduating in Spring or Summer 2009 should prepare to take the oral exam during the spring semester.

The first step is to attend the ORAL EXAM ORIENTATION SESSION, which will be held on Friday, 16 January 2009 from 11am-Noon.  You are encouraged to review the questions on
including the downloads on the right side. You also should select dates you will be available for the exam.

1b) Special Notes for Neighbor Island Students:

Neighbor island students are welcome to attend the meeting
[OR] can attend online via iChat/AOL Instant Messenger… (please contact me ASAP with your IM user name for a test)

[OR]  you can simply
a) Review
b) Complete the attached ORALS AGREEMENT and send the signed copy via mail to the LIS Office (and also e-mail your preferred dates to
c) Feel free to e-mail or call Dr. Wertheimer with any questions about the exam.


“Due to the increasing proportion of graduate students who miss the deadline for applying for graduation, we have encountered problems with our processing of degrees. Among these has been the need to burden many of you with the need to complete degree certifications very late in the term. To avoid this, we are going to become stricter in enforcing the deadline. Please let your students know that the deadline for spring graduation is Feb. 1. Up to that point, the application will be available on line, but after that students will be required to come to our office to complete it. Students who miss the deadline by more than three weeks will be required to submit a form signed by the graduate chair to indicate that they have your approval for such a late application. They will also be informed that their diploma and degree processing may be delayed.”

3) Note especially for Students completing in August:

If you plan to finish your courses in summer:

3a) As mentioned, we do not offer Oral Exams in Summer, so you must take your exam this Spring.
3b) Graduate Division will have another set of deadlines for Summer graduates (like the note above)
3c) I just wanted to remind you that UH Manoa stopped the summer commencement exercises.
You can attend either the May or the December ceremonies.

Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions concerning the above.

4) Information about Commencement is online at



PS Students graduating in Fall 09 or other future dates are also welcome to attend the exam orientation meeting.

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