Senior Countdown

Spring 2020 Senior Countdown Graduation Workshops

Day  Date Time Campus Location
M Feb. 10, 2020 3:30 – 4:30 PM Edinburg ELIBR 1.311 
T Feb. 11, 2020
12:15 – 1:15 PM Edinburg ELIBR 1.311 
W Feb. 12, 2020 5:30 – 6:30 PM Edinburg ELIBR 1.311 
M Feb. 17, 2020 12:15 – 1:15 PM Brownsville BMAIN 2.402
T Feb. 18, 2020 3:30 – 4:30 PM Brownsville BMAIN 2.402
R Feb. 20, 2020 5:30 – 6:30 PM Brownsville BMAIN 2.402
M Feb. 24, 2020 12:15 – 1:15 PM Edinburg ELIBR 1.311
W Feb. 26, 2020 3:30 – 4:30 PM Edinburg ELIBR 1.311

Senior Countdown Graduation Workshops: Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is the Senior Countdown mandatory?

    Short answer- no. However, several university offices have come together to help you better prepare for graduation and avoid encountering obstacles as you approach the finish line. You have been invited, so if you feel this information is important and relevant, we encourage you to sign up. There is no better place to get this info all at once. Remember, these sessions are first come first serve and no cost, so seats fill quickly. We apologize in advance for the limited spots!

  • I received two emails/appointment links. Do I sign up for two sessions?

    One link is to sign up for a session on Brownsville campus and the other link is to sign up for a session on Edinburg campus. Please select only one Senior Countdown session.

  • I know someone who did not receive an invitation to register for Senior Countdown but is graduating this semester. What do they do? Asking for a friend.

    Ask your friend to check the “clutter” box in their UTRGV email as the invitation could be in there! If it is not, your friend may not have a “Sought Record” generated yet (which makes one eligible to apply for graduation). For questions related to the Sought Records, please email and provide your student ID so that they may look into it.

  • If you have a class that conflicts with the Senior Countdown session you would like to select, the system will not allow you to sign up for it. Please select a Senior Countdown session during a timeframe where you do not have a class.

  • The sessions are all full/I can no longer see them! What can I do?

    Additional spots may be added at a later date, so please keep your eyes on your email for further notice. However, we recommend that you sign up right away to avoid missing out, as spots are limited due to room capacities.

  • I selected a Senior Countdown time and now need to change it. How do I sign up for a different date/time?

    You may go back and edit your previously selected time! If you are unable to edit, please go ahead and cancel the one you signed up for. Afterward, select a new session.

  • I am not graduating until Fall 2020 or later. Do I need to attend?

    No, we will host these again in Fall 2020.

  • I do not know whether I am on track to graduate or not. What do I do?

    Go ahead and visit your academic advisor to discuss your progress. You can schedule an appointment through the “Navigate Student” mobile app or call the office at 956-665-7120. Before you attend, please check DegreeWorks and bring a copy to your appointment.

  • How do I apply for graduation?

    If you have not done so yet, you must apply for graduation in order to prompt your degree audit! Please follow these steps below:


    1. Log in to 
    2. Select "ASSIST" Select "Student Records"
    3. Select "Apply to Graduate"
    4. Follow the prompts in the online application.
    5. "Submit"! 
    6. Curriculum Selection page will ask you to confirm the major that you are completing for your Bachelor’s Degree.
    7. Curriculum Term Selection page will ask you to select the “current semester”.
    8. Graduation Date Selection page will ask which semester you plan to complete your degree requirements.
    9. Please use this time to update your contact info as well! The address on file is where your diploma will be sent and the phone number on file will help us reach you if needed.
  • Who all will be presenting at Senior Countdown and what will they be talking with us about?

    • U Central- Applying for Graduation: Overview & FAQs
    • Office of the Registrar- Commencement Information
    • Degree Audit Systems Support- DegreeWorks Tips and What to Look For!
    • Financial Aid- Paying Back Student Loans
    • Academic Advising Center- Academic Advising Appointments for Graduating Seniors!
    • University Bookstore- Have You Purchased Your Cap & Gown?
    • Graduation Help Desk- Barriers to Degree Completion and Graduation Emergencies!
    • Career Center- The Job Market: What's Next After You Graduate?
    • Graduate College- Considering a Graduate Program (Masters and Professional Degrees)?
    • Alumni Relations- Staying Connected and Networking!
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  • Need special accommodations?

    For special accommodations, please contact Student Academic Success at