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If you’re planning to defend your dissertation this spring, please adhere to the important dates provided below and in the attached in order to ensure a smooth process.
Let me know if you have any questions!
· By February 22, 2018
o Submit online Application for Graduation for Spring 2018 graduation (May 19, 2018 degree conferral) with Registrar’s Office via PatriotWeb: http://registrar.gmu.edu/students/graduation/process/
§ Refer to college website for checklist for Spring 2018 Graduation: http://chss.gmu.edu/graduate/graduation-checklist
§ Review your Degree Evaluation in PatriotWeb for any unresolved issues that would prevent you from graduating: http://registrar.gmu.edu/students/degree-evaluation/
· Beginning of Spring 2018
o Schedule defense date – last best dates for spring are during the week of April 23rd
o Contact Emily Gibson ([log in to unmask]) and let her know you need her to reserve a room location for the defense (after you’ve decided upon the date and time with your committee)
· 3 – 4 Weeks Before Defense
o Format review with Dissertation Coordinator in the Library http://library.gmu.edu/udts
§ Ask Dissertation Coordinator about a submission consultation
· 3 Weeks Before Defense
o Contact Emily Gibson ([log in to unmask]) and provide the following information about your dissertation defense so she can log it into the college’s dissertation database – NOTE: STUDENTS CANNOT DEFEND IF THIS INFORMATION IS NOT UPLOADED TO THE DATABASE AT LEAST 21 DAYS BEFORE YOUR DEFENSE DATE:
§ Title of dissertation
§ Date of defense
§ Time of defense
§ Location of defense (building and room #)
§ Members of committee
§ Abstract of dissertation
o Provide plain paper draft of your dissertation along with THIS FORM to the Johnson Center Library Circulation/Reserves Desk so it can be made available to members of the Mason community to read and review prior to your defense.
· 2 Weeks Before Defense
o Confirm with your committee in what format they want a copy of your dissertation to review before defense
o Let Emily Gibson ([log in to unmask]) know about any additional technology/equipment needs (other than what was originally reserved) or if anyone on your committee will need to attend your defense from offsite via a videoconferencing set up.
· 1 Week Before Defense
o Have your defense signature sheet (template here: http://library.gmu.edu/udts) approved by the College’s Graduate Academic Affairs office AND the Dissertation Coordinator in the Library.
§ For college approval, send it electronically to [log in to unmask]
§ For library approval, send it electronically to [log in to unmask]
· Day of Defense
o Obtain approval signatures from committee members, PhD History Program Director (Dr. Sam Lebovic), and History and Art History Department Chair (Dr. Brian Platt).
· After Defense / Prior to Depositing Dissertation at Library
o Contact Emily Gibson ([log in to unmask]) for scheduling Dean signature and available walk-in hours
· 5:00PM May 4, 2018
o Deadline for submitting completed dissertation (to include ALL signatures) to Library for spring.
Emily Gibson | Graduate Coordinator
History and Art History | College of Humanities and Social Sciences
4400 University Drive, MS 3G1 | Robinson Hall B, Room B354 | Fairfax, VA 22030
phone: 703.993.1248 | fax: 703.993.1251 | email: [log in to unmask] | web: http://historyarthistory.gmu.edu/