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Formatting Your Thesis/Dissertation: Home

Learn about Graduate College formatting requirements.

Using This Guide

This guide is designed to help provide instructions on how to meet the Graduate College formatting requirements. The suggested use is to go straight across the top tabs and follow each step. Notice that step 2 is broken up based on degree type and step 4 is split based on different objects that may or may not be used in the body of the work. Questions should be directed to the Thesis & Dissertation Reviewer.

Thesis and Dissertation Reviewer

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Kat Wohlpart

Thesis and Dissertation Manual

Writing Support

The GA for Graduate Writing, Grace Mertz, will offer in-person writing support in the Learning Center

Walk-in hours are Mondays & Thursdays from 12:00 - 12:45pm (no appointment necessary)

Appointments can be made (including support offered via Zoom) via her appointment calendar

Doctoral & Masters Net provides professional development and academic writing webinars, short videos, and articles as well as other resources to help enhance your graduate education. Login now! https://uni.pd.education/

Visit SmartThinking to sign in with your CatID and passphrase. The Learning Center offers Smarthinking® for 24/7 online tutoring support.

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Formatting Workshops

There will not be summer formatting workshops. Fall 2020 workshops will be announced soon.

Important Dates

A preview must be completed by no later than 8 weeks prior to the commencement date for the semester of graduation. Submission must occur no later than 5 weeks prior to graduation.

Summer 2020

June 5

Preview must be completed by this date in order to be eligible for Summer graduation

June 26

Submission due in to the graduate college by 4:30 pm in order to be eligible for Summer graduation

July 1

Application for Summer graduation due through Student Center*

July 31

Final deadline for application for Summer graduation

 

Note: there is no Summer commencement ceremony. Please refer to the Registrar's Website for information.

Fall 2020

October 23

Preview must be completed by this date in order to be eligible for Fall graduation

November 10

Application for Fall graduation due through Student Center*

November 13

Submission due in to the graduate college by 4:30 pm in order to be eligible for Fall graduation

December 18

Final deadline for application for Fall graduation

December 19

Commencement (see Registrar's Website for deadlines and information)

* For more information about graduation or degree conferral and participation in commencement please visit the Registrar's Graduation and Commencement Page on https://registrar.uni.edu/

Spring 2020
March 12 Preview must be completed by this date in order to be eligible for Spring graduation
April 1 Application for Spring graduation due through Student Center*
April 2 Submission due in to the graduate college by 4:30 pm in order to be eligible for Spring graduation
May 7 Final deadline for application for Spring graduation
May 7-8 Commencement (see Registrar's Website for deadlines and information)
* For more information about graduation or degree conferral and participation in commencement please visit the Registrar's Graduation and Commencement Page on https://registrar.uni.edu/