Defense Day Essentials: To-Do Items

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DEFENSE NOTICE FORM: At least two weeks before the day of the defense

When you have decided upon a firm defense date, time, and location, please access the Defense Notice Form here. Your defense notice can be viewed by accessing the "Upcoming Thesis and Dissertation Defenses" section located in the Events section of the Graduate School Web site.

CERTIFICATE OF DEFENSE APPROVAL FORM: Before the day of the defense

Before the day of your confirmed defense, please access the Certificate of Defense Approval here. Fill in the name and e-mail address of each of your committee members. Each committee member will receive notification that he/she must electronically sign the form to confirm your successful defense of the thesis, dissertation, doctoral essay, or lecture recital essay. This form, when electronically signed by all committee members, is your proof that you passed the defense.

PREDEFENSE FORMATTING REVIEW (optional)

If you want to get a head start on formatting issues, an optional predefense formatting review from the Associate Director of Programs is available upon request by e-mailing the draft to grad.dissertation@miami.edu. Students who request the predefense formatting review send the draft to the Associate Director of Programs at the same time the draft is sent to committee members for review before the defense date, typically two weeks before the defense date.