Dissertation Office

Fourth Week: Take advantage of the draft review service provided by Dissertation Office staff, and register for a Library workshop, perhaps An Introduction to Copyright, Fair Use, and Permissions on Thursday afternoon or Friday's session on Understanding Your Rights as Authors.

Monday, October 22, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Visit the Tech Bar collaborative space to consult with Nora Mattern, Scholarly Communications Librarian, on issues related to copyright, data management, and open access. Come talk tools and practices to work through questions like: Do I need to get permission to use this photo in my dissertation? How can I make sense of (and find) my data in years to come? How can I increase the visibility and impact of my 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 coordinate dissertation publishing and embargoes with ProQuest.

We communicate with doctoral candidates directly via a Canvas course: Formatting and Submitting Your Dissertation. You will be added to the course manually after you apply to graduate. Please accept your invitation as soon as you receive the email.