One quarter or three months prior to your estimated defense date:

Two weeks prior to your defense date:

  • Email Laura Donaldson ( the following information for the Department of Chemistry website:
    • Defense title
    • Defense time and location
    • Abstract
    • Picture (optional) 

Once you have defended:

Reminders for your last day at UCI:

  • University keys are to be returned to the Departments from which they were issued. Return Department of Chemistry keys to Haleema Sood in 1129 Natural Sciences II. 
  • If applicable, you are responsible for returning your UCI parking permit.
  • Other deductions (including automobile insurance, credit union, charitable contributions, employee organization dues, etc) must be cancelled by the employee.  Contact the specific organization to make arrangements for private coverage/cancellation and/or payments.