Submitting Your Thesis

By the last day of final examinations in the semester in which you are graduating, you must:

When you submit your thesis via email, please include the following information:

  • Full name
  • 7-digit U of M ID number
  • Title of thesis
  • Major in which you are completing your thesis
  • Level of Latin honors you plan to graduate with (summa, magna, or cum laude)
  • Intended term of graduation

How to Create a PDF Document

  • On a Mac: From the print dialog, select the PDF option from the lower left-hand corner. Or, from Microsoft Word, select "Save As" and change the format to PDF.
  • On a Windows PC: From Microsoft Word, select "Save As" and change the file type to PDF.

Combine Multiple PDFs

Your thesis should be submitted as one singular file. Multiple PDF documents can be combined using Adobe Acrobat Pro (available in most campus computer labs). You can also use a free online tool such as SmallPDF.

Please note: the thesis completion form should not be included in this file.

Non-Electronic Documents

Non-electronic portions of your thesis should be scanned and included as part of your PDF. Scanners are available at the University computer labs in Coffman Memorial Union, Humphrey Center, McNeal Hall, and Walter Library.