Dissertation Office

Ask the Dissertation Office if you have questions or would like assistance.

If you plan to graduate Winter Quarter, please review the Quarterly Timeline. You should request any necessary permissions for the use of previously copyrighted material before the quarter begins, and you should schedule your defense so that you have time to complete all revisions before submitting the final version of your dissertation.

The Dissertation Office provides information on the University's dissertation policies. We help 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, but for the time being we are working remotely, and our services will continue online.