All students are expected to be reading their UNID-based email (, where UNID begins with a ‘u’) regularly to keep track of all official email correspondence directed at them. All communication with faculty or staff should always be contacted using e-mail addresses. 

Each semester, students must update their progress with the Robotics Graduate Coordinator. 

The Program of Study form must be submitted through GradTrack no later than two weeks after the first day of classes in your final semester. 

In the event that a student is found not to be in good standing (a decision made by the Director of Robotics Studies based on reports from the advisory committee) one or more actions may be taken. For example, the school may assign the DGS to counsel the student, deny opportunities to serve as departmentally funded TA, discontinue tuition benefit, or remove the student from the program. 

PhD Completion time limit is 7 years. Requests to exceed established time limits must be recommended by a candidate’s supervisory committee and approved by the Director of Robotics Studies and the Dean of the Graduate School.