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Research Guides

Dissertations and Theses: About the Dissertation Office

ATTENTION: To ease the burden of obtaining and processing physical signatures for students, the library’s Dissertation Office has modified the procedure for verifying departmental approval of a student’s deposit.

As of March 13, 2020 and until further notice: in lieu of the signed approval page, the library will accept an email from the program executive officer confirming that the dissertation/thesis/capstone project has been approved and is ready to deposit. This single email, sent from a CUNY email address, will suffice for both signatures on the approval page; no library verification from the advisor is necessary at this time.

Please send emails to Roxanne Shirazi and cc:

Virtual Office Hours

Tuesdays, 1-3pm

The Dissertation Office is holding virtual office hours using Webex. Visit between 1-3pm on Tuesdays to connect with the Dissertation Research Librarian for a consultation. If you do not have Webex installed on your device you may join using your web browser (no download required).

If another student is being assisted, your session will wait in the queue until the meeting room is available.

About the Dissertation Office

The Graduate Center Dissertation Office assists students with depositing a dissertation, thesis, or capstone project in the library. A dissertation or thesis constitutes an original contribution to a field of knowledge, and library deposit ensures that the work will be accessible to researchers. Some degree programs at The Graduate Center also require library deposit for capstone projects. Check with your program office for detailed graduation requirements.

Library deposit is the final degree requirement to be completed for graduation. Deadlines are officially listed in the Academic Calendar, and reproduced on these pages for convenience.

The Dissertation Office is located on the 2nd floor of the Mina Rees Library.