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Degree Conferral

Graduating Student Checklist

Expected graduates should attend to all items on this list prior to graduation.

Exit Survey (Office of Academic Affairs)

All graduating students are asked to complete an online Exit Survey about their experience at the Bloomberg School and their post-graduation plans prior to their commencement. Dean MacKenzie’s request for survey participation with links will be sent to those graduating two weeks prior to their convocation ceremony date. Reminders with links will be sent during the following week. Please be sure to check the account – including your spam folder- for the email address you provided for commencement information. If you have any questions or did not receive your survey link, please contact Liza Kalashnikova, BSPH Sr. Institutional Research Analyst, at

Course Evaluations (Office of Academic Affairs)

All graduating students should complete all pending evaluations for their courses in the Course Evaluation System. If you have any questions or issues accessing the link, please contact

Exit Loan Interview (Financial Aid Office)

Graduating students who have received a Federal Student loan from the Bloomberg School of Public Health must complete an “Exit Loan Counseling” session. The Financial Aid Office will send email notifications with instructions to complete the online exit counseling session. 

Health and Dental Insurance (Student Accounts and Business Services)

For MPH students graduating in May, the coverage period for health, dental and vision insurance ends on June 30, 2023. For all other students graduating in May, student health insurance ends on June 30, 2023; vision and dental coverage ends on August 31, 2023. If you wish to cancel coverage prior to the termination date, please submit a SEAM case. 

Settle Student Accounts (Student Accounts and Business Services)

All final balances on your student account must be paid in full by May 21, 2023. Billing statements are available in SIS Self-Service.  Please submit a SEAM case for any billing questions.

Library Matters (Welch Library)

Graduating students need to make sure that all outstanding library materials are returned to the appropriate library and all fines are resolved before they leave the School. For more information contact the Welch Services Center

International Students (Office of International Services)

Students in F-1 status generally must depart the U.S. within 60 days after the end date on your I-20 or your last date of enrollment, whichever is earlier. Students in J-1 status have 30 days to depart. However, if you plan to remain in the U.S. and will apply for F-1 Optional Practical Training, J-1 Academic Training, transfer of your immigration status to another institution, or change immigration status there are important requirements around the timing of those applications that you will want to be familiar with. If you have any questions, please consult OIS.  

ID Badge Access (Emergency Management)

Turn in your ID badge to the security post at the Monument Street entrance in the 615 N. Wolfe Street building. All graduating student ID badges will be disabled upon graduation. If access to card-reader secured areas is needed after graduation, please complete a card access request form located at Questions can be submitted to

Hopkins KnowledgeNET: The Johns Hopkins Alumni Virtual Library

After graduation, you'll have free access to Hopkins KnowledgeNET. Hopkins KnowledgeNET is an exclusive online library offering convenient access to hundreds of academic journals, newspapers, e-books, reference materials, including the American Journal of Public Health, Lancet, Science, Nature, and more than 500 medical and clinical journals.  Publisher restrictions do apply. You will also have access to ‘Connect’, the Hopkins alumni directory, which includes phone numbers, email addresses and employment information on all alumni. More information is available at

Check-out with Departmental Academic Office  

All students must ‘check-out’ with their departmental academic office prior to leaving campus. You must leave a forwarding address so that appropriate tax documents can be forwarded to you and the department can keep in touch with you. If you held an appointment on a federal training grant, important paperwork must be completed to complete your appointment. For more information consult your academic coordinator. 


Email Accounts (@JHU.EDU email)

After graduation, you will receive a communication from IT@JH, as well as the BSPH Office of Alumni Relations, outlining the procedures for continuing your email affiliation through an Alumni email account.

BSPH ID Accounts

BSPH IDs provide access to specific resources such as the BSPH portal. Accounts will be disabled for all graduating students shortly after graduation. No action is required on your part. Any data that is stored in BSPH OneDrive should be extracted prior to graduation.