Help with formatting your thesis and submitting it to the Library

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Contact the Assistant for Theses

Currently, thesis formatting/submission consultations are primarily done remotely, usually via a video conferencing platform like Zoom or Blackboard (BB) Collaborate Ultra. You are welcome to register and book a remote appointment via the online booking system. We have limited in-person* appointments that can be requested by filling out the In-person Consultation Request form(Note: *Unless you have an approved exemption, we prefer that you wear a mask during the in-person consultation.)

We encourage students come see us early in their thesis writing journey if they have any questions since we tend to be fully booked close to deadlines. We can help answer any questions even before your defense!

You may also call 778.782.4747 or email

The Theses Office generally provides two types of appointments:

  • Pre-submission review
    • Any appointment before submission to the library; can be pre- or post- defence
    • Can have multiple appointments throughout the writing process to ensure your formatting is on track
    • Overall formatting reviews, troubleshooting, figures/tables, etc.
  • Thesis intake
    • After you have defended & completed any revisions, and all documentation has been uploaded to the Thesis Registration System
    • Completes the intake stage of the processing period
    • We inform you of any revisions required to your submission. A thesis intake appointment decreases the amount of time required to process your thesis after submission.

The Theses Office is on the 7th floor of the WAC Bennett Library, Room Burnaby 7039 | Vancouver (Tuesdays) 7021 on the SFU Burnaby campus.

Thesis help resources

See the following web pages for help with formatting your thesis. 

Research and writing support

Please see the library's Research Commons.