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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. 


Deadline for submittal for the August 8, 2022 Graduation is Friday, July 15, 2022 (new submittals will not be accepted after July 15).*


 *All papers should be submitted electronically to Graduate Academic Affairs at for a format check no later than July 15th.

The submittal deadline for a written thesis draft for format review to Graduate Academic Affairs ( for August 8, 2022 graduation must be submitted on or before Friday, July 15, 2022. New submittals will not be accepted after July 15.  The thesis or dissertation defense must be completed by Friday, July 22, 2022. In order for approvals to be completed prior to the graduation date of August 8, 2022, any changes/additions required by the thesis or dissertation committee must be incorporated and a final version submitted not later than Monday August 1, 2022.  The thesis or dissertation once approved must be uploaded to OhioLINK before August 8 graduation.

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

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