*/Last chance to apply for fall 2009 graduation -- File now for Spring
2010 graduation !
/*Since I have to get fall graduation applications approved and sent to
the Registrar's office in two weeks, I want to make sure yours is not
overlooked ! If you think you /might graduate/ in fall 2009, and I
haven't sent you an email to confirm your application, please go online
today and file your graduation intent form using Patriot Web
<https://patriotweb.gmu.edu>, under the "Student Services" section. You
can always withdraw the graduation intent later on if you find you will
not graduate in the fall term after all. Spring 2010 graduation intents
are to be filed on Patriot Web by November 20, 2009. Only Doctoral
students need to fill out the additional paper graduation application,
found on the Registrar's website.
A reminder that if you plan to graduate in the fall 2009 semester, be
advised that the deadline to submit final dissertation or thesis copies
with signature sheets to Fenwick Library is *Friday December 11, before
5:00 p.m*. The last day to schedule your defense for fall graduation is
*Friday, December 4*. The Dean's office has said that students are not
to schedule a defense during the week the dissertation is due, since
that time is needed for any revisions, printing, and signature
gathering. Signatures from the Dept. Chair (acting Chair is Charles L.
Bailey), Associate Dean (Richard Diecchio) and College Dean (Vikas
Chandhoke) are needed in addition to your committee members. Doctoral
and thesis students will follow the graduation requirements listed on
the library's website http://thesis.gmu.edu Biodefense PhD students
copied on this email will follow the College of Science requirements.
Please send me your thesis or dissertation defense information at least
3 weeks ahead of the scheduled defense date for the announcement to be
For theses and dissertations, the College of Science requires four
things above all:
1) Students must have a pre-defense with their committee members at
least 30 days prior to the scheduled public defense. Your committee
Chair verifies that it has been done with an email to the Dean. Think
of it as a practice run!
2) A format review with Sarah Patton in Fenwick Library is required. It
should be scheduled /before you begin writing/ the dissertation or
thesis. Visit http://thesis.gmu.edu for important information and
templates for signature sheets.
3) All committee members must be present at the public defense. No
teleconferencing is permitted.
4) The defense may be held at either Fairfax or Prince William campus
during day or evening hours when the university is open, but may not be
held when the university is closed for holidays or breaks.
If you plan on defending your dissertation or thesis this term, it is
important that you schedule it now with your committee members --
Faculty schedules fill up quickly.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions about degree and
Diane St. Germain
Diane St. Germain
Coordinator, Biology and Biosciences
Graduate Academic Programs**
*Molecular and Microbiology Dept.*
*George** Mason University*
MS 1H8, 10900 University Blvd. Manassas, VA 20110
*Phone* (703) 993-4263, *Fax* (703) 993-8976**