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Formatting Your Thesis or Dissertation

The Graduate School has strict guidelines for formatting your thesis or dissertation document. Be sure to follow all formatting requirements or you will have to make changes and resubmit. 

Summer 2021 Deadlines & Commencement

July 10: Format Check Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
July 15: Defense Deadline
July 19: Graduation Application Deadline
July 25: Final Submission Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
August 15: Summer Graduation (no ceremony)

Fall 2021 Deadlines & Commencement

October 11: Format Check Deadline
September 20: Graduation Application Deadline
November 1:
Defense Deadline
November 15:
Final Submission Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
December 13:
Commencement Exercises, 2:30 p.m., Colonial Life Arena 
December 13: Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, 9:30 a.m., Koger Center 

Spring 2022 Deadlines & Commencement

March 1: Format Check Deadline
March 21: 
Defense Deadline
April 4: 
Final Submission Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
May 7:
 Commencement Exercises (Tentative, Details TBA)
May 7: Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, (TentativeDetails TBA )

Try to submit your thesis or dissertation document early. 
That way, you'll have more time to make any necessary formatting changes. 

 

Preparing Your Document

We require consistency in form and appearance for all thesis and dissertation documents. Be sure to follow all formatting guidelines so you can avoid having to make changes and resubmit your document.

Formatting Guide

Every thesis and dissertation must conform to the requirements in this guide to be accepted. If your thesis or dissertation document is not accepted on the first try, you will be required to make the necessary changes and resubmit.

Samples

Formatting Templates

 


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