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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

Spring 2021 Early deadline*
End of term
31 January 2021 (PST)
30 April 2021 (PST)
Summer 2021 Early deadline*
End of term
31 May 2021 (PST)
31 August 2021 (PST)
Fall 2021 Early deadline*
End of term
30 September 2021 (PST)
24 December 2021 @ 12 noon (PST)


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