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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 July 20, 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 August 10, 2020 graduation is Monday, July 20, 2020.  We will not accept any new submissions after July 20th.

Thesis/Dissertation defense must be completed by July 27, 2020.  Any changes/additions required by the committee must be incorporated and a final version submitted by Monday, August 3, 2020 in order for the review team to approve final formatting in time for the August 10, 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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