Dissertation Office

Ask the Dissertation Office if you have questions or would like assistance. Send email or leave a telephone message any time. Ask Us Live: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

By this point in the quarter, PhD students planning to graduate in August should have considered copyright issues and created an ETD account with the author's name entered in the contact information section. Follow the steps for requesting a draft review if you would like us to look at a draft of your dissertation. The deadline for requesting a draft review this quarter is 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15. We try to review each draft within 2 weeks of your request.

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. Our services will continue online while Library buildings are closed.