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Thesis and Dissertation Formatting

Thesis and Dissertation manuscripts adhere to specific format requirements, as detailed in FAU’s Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines .

Fall 2017 Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Workshops 

See workshop descriptions below. Note: Workshops with the same name are not sequential - topics covered will not differ.

September 19 – General Information Session
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Library (LY), Room 136

September 20 – General Information Session
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
General Classroom South (GS), Room 101

September 27 – Signature Page 101
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
General Classroom South (GS), Room 116

September 28 – Signature Page 101
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Sanson Life Sciences (SC), Room 178

October 2 – General Formatting Lab
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Library (LY), Room 136

October 10 – Formatting 101
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
College of Business, (BU) 102

October 11 – Formatting 101
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
College of Education (ED), Room 123

October 20 – General Formatting Lab
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Library (LY), Room 136

October 26 – Final Manuscript Package Overview
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Library (LY), Room 136

October 27 – Final Manuscript Package Overview
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Library (LY), Room 136

October 30 – General Formatting Lab
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 
Library (LY), Room 136


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Please RSVP for any workshops you plan on attending so the Graduate College can plan accordingly. Those who do not register in advance are allowed to attend, but space may be limited.

Thesis and Dissertation Information Session

Understanding the Thesis and Dissertation Submission Timeline and Signature Page Formatting: If you are anticipating graduating this semester, join us for this session to learn about important deadlines to ensure you meet thesis or dissertation submission requirements and learn about formatting your signature page.

General Formatting Lab

Bring your laptop and/or a printed copy of your manuscript to receive personalized guidance and feedback from Degree Completion staff members during this informal formatting lab. 

Signature Page 101

Come learn about the importance of your signature page and proper formatting. 

Formatting 101

At this workshop we review some of the most common mistakes made on theses and dissertations, and how to avoid them. 

Final Manuscript Checklist Review

Learn about what is included in a final manuscript package and have the opportunity to ask questions. Also, important deadlines will be reviewed.


Downloadable Formatting Tutorials

Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Video Tutorials

To better view the videos, click to watch in full screen. Click here to download the thesis and dissertation formatting workshop handout .



The Degree Completion staff members within the Graduate College are available to assist students with formatting questions and University regulations pertaining to a thesis or dissertation. However, they do not provide editing services. The Degree Completion staff is available by appointment only. To schedule assistance with your manuscript, please email GraduateWriting@fau.edu.

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