Submitting your thesis: Deadline dates

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Your thesis, supporting materials, and documentation must be submitted to the Library's Thesis Registration System before the thesis submission deadline. For the Spring term, the deadline is April 30 at 11:59pm (PST). For the Summer term, the deadline is August 31 at 11:59pm (PST). For the Fall term, the deadline is the last working day before the holiday closure (usually December 23 or 24) at 12 noon (PST). 

  • The semester and year in which your thesis is submitted is entered on the Title Page of your thesis (e.g., Summer 2021).
  • The degree is awarded in the term (semester) in which the thesis is submitted.
  • In addition to submitting your thesis to the Library, you must apply for graduation.
  • Refer to Degree Completion: Applying to Graduate for information about convocation.

Deadlines for Library thesis submission

Fall 2022 Early deadline*
End of term
30 September 2022 (PST)
23 December 2022 @ 12 noon (PST)
Spring 2023 Early deadline*
End of term
31 January 2023 (PST)
30 April 2023 (PST)
Summer 2023 Early deadline*
End of term
31 May 2023 (PST)
31 August 2023 (PST)


* Refer to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website for information on early completion refunds.