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Thesis and Dissertation Workshops

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

The Thesis & Dissertation workshops for the Fall 2019 semester have concluded. If you are still in need of manuscript formatting and subscription assistance, please do not hesitate to contact GraduateWriting@fau.edu. Spring 2020 workshop dates, times, and locations are TBA.

Spring 2020 Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Workshops 

General Information Session - Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Formatting 101 - Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

General Formatting Lab - Monday, March 23, 2020 at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

General Formatting Lab - Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

*All Thesis & Dissertation Formatting Workshops will take place on the Boca Raton Campus, in the S.E. Wimberly Library, Room 136 (LY-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.

Workshop Descriptions

General 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.

Formatting 101

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

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. 


If reasonable accommodation(s) for a disability is required, contact Jonathan Bovinet at GraduateWriting@fau.edu. Please make your needs known at least five days prior to the event for effective accommodations.

If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodations please register for services with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). Details on how and where to register for services can be found on the SAS website https://www.fau.edu/sas/future/index.php. All students must complete the Application for Support Services and submit with documentation of their disability on the online portal. SAS will process the application and contact the student to schedule an intake interview to discuss their accommodation needs. SAS requires that this information be provided at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Graduate College Meeting, so that we have sufficient time to set up the accommodations requested.

 Last Modified 1/27/20