For the oral defense, a sufficient number of completed copies of the thesis or dissertation, acceptable in form and substance to each member of the examining committee, is required along with a fully signed Request to Schedule an Oral Defense form and yellow binding receipt obtained from Enrollment Services. At least 20 calendar days prior to the proposed defense, the form, defense copies and yellow receipt must be submitted to the Graduate School for scheduling of the examination.
Formatting guidelines are summarized in a Brochure.
The document may be formatted prior to defense. This way, if there are any obvious problems, the formatter will catch them before your committee sees your work. To begin the formatting process, the document must be converted to pdf and uploaded to www.etdadmin.com/uri. After the format of the post-defense final version has been approved online, two paper copies with at least one signed Approval Page should be submitted to the Graduate School along with other documents described in the the Checklist for Final Submissions.
The paper and online versions differ in only 2 ways: The paper version will have a signed Library rights statement and an Approval Page signed by the committee members plus the Dean of the Graduate School. The online version will have no Library Rights Statement, and the Approval Page will have the typed names of the committee and the Dean (instead of signatures).
The student's department may require additional copies. It is the student's responsibility to provide these copies. The Dean of the Graduate School will sign additional Approval Pages for these copies.
Student should contact the formatter at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.