Things I am supposed to have already done, but, well, I didn't know I was supposed to do them:
- Apply for a conferral of degree. Deadline: April 10th. Yep, that came and went without showing up on my radar.
- Be registered for the quarter in which the degree will be conferred. I am defending between two quarters, so I figured it was close enough spring quarter. I was wrong.
- I need to find a professor who does not have appointments from SLAC, Applied Physics or Physics to be the chair of my oral defense. Not surprisingly, if you are not a professors in one of those three areas, I have found that you tend not to be too interested in being a chair for a defense on plasma wake field accelerators. A chair still not found and I defend in 8 days.
Chances are there are quite a few other things I have done, but I just haven't found out about them yet. I think getting the experimental data is easier than wading through all this graduation bureaucracy crap.