Dissertation Office

Winter Quarter Doctoral Candidates: Check with your program administrator to be sure you meet program deadlines and requirements. Some departmental deadlines are earlier than the Dissertation Office deadline.

  • At this point in the quarter, you should have an ETD account, and you should have completed the Publishing information section. The author's name is your diploma name, entered using upper and lower case. The Institutional Student ID is your 8-digit University of Chicago Student ID and the first two numbers are 10 or 12.
  • Most students choose Traditional Publishing and want their work included in the University's Institutional Repository (IR).
  • The Dissertation/Thesis details section should also be complete. Use headline style (upper and lower case) to enter your title so that it looks the way it will look in the convocation program.
  • Your abstract should be no longer than 350-500 words. Your degree date is March 2023.

The Dissertation Office provides information on the University's dissertation policies. We help doctoral students understand dissertation formatting and publication requirements, and we assist with the submission process. We support graduate program administrators as they manage dissertation submissions and departmental approval, and we audit completed dissertation submissions to ensure they meet University requirements. We coordinate dissertation publishing and embargoes with ProQuest and with Knowledge@UChicago. Our office is Room 100B on the first floor of Regenstein Library.