Greetings, Graduate Student!
University Dissertation & Thesis Services (UDTS) welcomes you to the Spring 2015 semester. We're here to help, and we look forward to working with you.
Even if you're not planning to graduate in this semester, it's always a good idea to familiarize yourself with our office and our services. It's always a good idea to start with our website:
There, you'll learn more about what UDTS does, and how we can best help you. You can also find information about the process Master's and Doctoral students must complete in order to graduate; guides and templates to make formatting your document easier; and important dates and deadlines. For now, please keep these deadlines in mind:
Format Review Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26
All theses and dissertations must be submitted to UDTS for a Format Review by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015. In order for you to graduate in the Spring 2015 semester, we must receive your document for review by 5:00 p.m. on April 24. If we do not receive your document for review by that date, we will not be able to review it in time for you to fulfill all other requirements in order to graduate in Spring 2015.
Any document received after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015 for a Format Review will not be reviewed until Tuesday, May 5th at the very earliest.
Spring 2015 Final Submission Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1.
In order to graduate in Spring 2015, you must turn in the final copy of your thesis/dissertation, as well as all necessary paperwork, to our office on or by that day.
We'll be offering workshops throughout the semester as well; these workshops will walk you through the process and introduce you to the Interactive Template and Zotero. As soon as the dates are confirmed, we'll send out emails and post them on our website.
If you have any questions or need any further information about UDTS, or if you have questions or need assistance, please contact us:
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You can also make an appointment to meet with us. In addition to our regular hours on the Fairfax campus (Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.), we also offer hours on the Arlington and Prince William campuses. On the Arlington campus, you can meet with us in the library in Founders Hall, in room 349, during the following times:
February 10, from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
March 10, from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
April 14, from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
On the Prince William campus, we'll be at the Circulation Desk in Mercer Library. Please ask for us there during the following times:
January 27, from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
February 24, from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
March 24, from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
April 21, from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
To view our upcoming availability and schedule an appointment on any of our campuses, please visit this site:
There, please click on the maroon button that reads "Schedule an Appointment with Me"; you'll be able to see our schedule and set up a meeting.
We look forward to working with you.
Sally R. Evans
University Dissertation & Thesis Services
George Mason University
Fenwick Library, Room C203
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.