Dissertation Office

  • Students who plan to graduate in June should consider copyright issues and try to acquire any necessary permissions before the quarter begins. After the quarter begins, students who have applied to graduate will receive regular email messages from the Dissertation Office with information about filing their dissertations.
  • Students who plan to file dissertations during Spring Quarter or early Summer Quarter should take advantage of the optional draft review service, available Spring Quarter March 29-April 28.
  • Students should create an ETD account to begin the submission process, activating the account and completing the contact information in the Publishing information section right away. The Institutional Student ID is the 8-digit University of Chicago Student ID and the first two numbers are 10 or 12.

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

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.