It is the doctoral candidate's responsibility to ensure that the dissertation is correctly formatted before the deposit deadline. For your convenience and use while you write your dissertation—or toward the end, when you are preparing it for deposit—we suggest using this Word template or this LaTeX template, which incorporate and comply with all GSAS formatting requirements, and can be used to eliminate common formatting errors that may delay your dissertation deposit.
Students with any questions about formatting, or who would like to have their formatting reviewed, should contact gsas-dissertations [at] columbia.edu well in advance of the deposit deadline.
Please note that it will take three business days for a certification letter to be produced for deposits that take place in the week before a deadline. If you need your certification letter by a certain date, it is your responsibility to complete the process in advance. PhD students do not need to apply for graduation through the Office of the University Registrar.
|October 2020 Conferral
||4:00 p.m. ET, Friday, October 16, 2020: Last day to deposit a dissertation for the October conferral.
|February 2021 Conferral
||4:00 p.m. ET, Friday, February 5, 2021: Last day to deposit a dissertation for the February conferral.
|May 2021 Conferral
4:00 p.m. ET, Friday, April 16, 2021: Last day to complete deposit of a dissertation for the May conferral and have your name appear in the Convocation Booklet.
4:00 p.m. ET, Friday, April 23, 2021: Last day to complete deposit of a dissertation for the May conferral and have your name appear in the addendum to the Convocation Booklet.
Depositing after this date will result in your name not appearing in the 2021 Convocation Booklet, even if your degree is conferred in June.
|June 2021 Conferral
||4:00 p.m. ET, Friday, June 4, 2021: Last day to complete deposit of a dissertation for the June conferral.
For more information on the deposit, please click here.