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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 December 18, 2021 Graduation is November 29 (new submittals will not be accepted after November 29).*


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

Thesis/Dissertation defense must be completed by Monday, December 6, 2021.  Any changes/additions required by the committee must be incorporated and a final version submitted by Friday, December 10, 2021 in order for the review team to approve final formatting in time for the December 18, 2021 graduation.  If you have any questions about a deadline, please contact Graduate Academic Affairs 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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