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Scheduling your Thesis Defense

To Do List

  • You MUST have submitted your online graduation application to the Grad College by the posted deadline. Note: If you failed to submit by the deadline, you will not be able to graduate in the current semester, even if you successfully complete your defense.
  • You MUST email your thesis advisor-approved final draft of your thesis report to your committee at least two (2) weeks prior to your defense.
  • You MUST confirm your proposed date/time for your defense with the following people:
  • Once date/time is confirmed with those above, you MUST officially reserve a room via

*While it is advisable to have both the Graduate Advisor and School Director attend your thesis defense, in case of unavoidable schedule conflicts, you must schedule your defense so that at least one of the two is available to attend.

Once the items above are complete, please proceed with the below.

Either type your abstract/bio information in the provided space, or upload it using the Abstract File Upload field below.