University Dissertation & Thesis Services

George Mason University Libraries

Important Dates

Final Submission Deadlines

On these dates, all finished theses and dissertations, plus all necessary paperwork, must be turned in to the UDTS Office by 5:00 p.m. in order for the student to qualify for graduation in that semester. Upcoming Final Submission deadlines are as follows:


Spring 2015 Special Registration: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015

Spring 2015: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2015

Summer 2015: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2015

Fall 2015: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 4, 2015


Arlington & Prince William Campus Hours

In addition to our regular hours at the Fairfax campus, in C-203 Fenwick Library (Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.), we're going to offer hours at the Arlington campus on the second Tuesday of each month, and on the Prince William campus on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

When we're on the Arlington campus, we'll be in the Arlington Campus Library, located in Founders Hall, in room 349.

When we're on the Prince William campus, we'll be in Mercer Library, at the front desk.

At either/both campuses, we're available to meet with you for information sessions, Submission Consultations, and Final Submission appointments.

If you'd like to meet with us on either campus, you can view our upcoming availability and make an appointment through 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.

Specific dates are as follows:



January 13, from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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.


Prince William

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.

Format Review Deadline

All theses and dissertations must be submitted to UDTS for a Format Review by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 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 26. 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 26, 2015 for a Format Review will not be reviewed until Tuesday, May 5th at the very earliest.