Defense Preparation

Everything you need to know about preparing for your thesis/dissertation defense can be found here.

At least two weeks prior, it is mandatory to let the department know that you will be defending.  This will also allow us enough time to schedule a room as well as promote your defense.  The request form can be found here: Defense Room Request to WRGP.

The day of your defense please provide your instructor with one of the following forms and ask that they fill it out and return it to WRGP.

Post defense:  Congratulations to all successful candidates! What happens next?

  1. Please complete the exit survey;
  2. If you have keys to an office or lab, you will need to clean up your area and return them to the department that advised you; and
  3. We hope that you will join our alumni listserv.  We would like to keep in touch and hear about all your future success, both professionally and personally.