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Theses and Dissertations Guide: Graduation Deadlines

Everything you need to know about submitting a thesis or dissertation at the University of Dayton.

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Important Graduation Deadlines

The dates below are the final dates for accepting any new theses or dissertations for format review. 


By April 20, 2020 for the May 9, 2020 Graduation**

By July 17, 2020 for the August 10, 2020 Graduation

By November 30, 2020 for the December 19, 2020 Graduation



*All papers should be submitted to the Graduate School electronically for a format check no later than the final submittal date.

**Submittal deadline for format approval of theses and dissertations for May 9, 2020 graduation is Monday, April 20, 2020.  We will not accept any new submissions after April 20th.

Thesis/Dissertation defense must be completed by April 24, 2020.  Any changes/additions required by the committee must be incorporated and a final version submitted by Friday, May 1, 2020 in order for the review team to approve final formatting in time for the May 9, 2020 graduation.  If you have any questions about a deadline, please contact the Graduate School as soon as possible.

Please note:  Preliminary format reviews can be done prior to the thesis/dissertation defense, and we strongly suggest this.

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