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:


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

Fall 2015: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2015

Spring 2016: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016



Format Review Deadline

All theses and dissertations must be submitted to UDTS for a Format Review by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2015. In order for you to graduate in the Summer 2015 semester, we must receive your document for review by 5:00 p.m. on July 24. 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 Summer 2015.

Any document received after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2015 for a Format Review will not be reviewed until Tuesday, August 4 at the very earliest.



Summer 2015 Workshops

As soon as we schedule some workshops for the Summer 2015 semester, we will post them on our site and send out emails to various listservs.



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:



June 9, from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

July 14, from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

August 11, from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Prince William

June 23, from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

July 28, from 12:00 - 8:00 p.m.

August 25, from 12:00 - 6:00 p.m