The time and place of the defense shall be announced on the department’s calendar of events.
The chair of the student's dissertation committee and at least one other committee member must be present in person.
A critical step in the progress towards the degree for doctoral students is the formation of the dissertation committee.
Students should plan ahead in forming and maintaining their dissertation committee.
If the Library holds a paper copy of a dissertation or thesis from another institution, a record will appear in the Library Catalog. Dissertations from other countries may be available from the Center for Research Libraries.
If you have current borrowing privileges at the University of Chicago Library, you may place an interlibrary loan request to borrow dissertations that are not available through the Library.
If you have access, connect to the dissertation database from your library's website and then go to the Advanced Search page.
You can search for University of Chicago dissertations by entering 0330 in the School name/code--SCH field.
You might also search World Cat to see if the dissertation you need is held by a nearby library.
The University of Chicago Library will lend most University of Chicago dissertations and theses deposited before Summer 2009.