II. General Regulations


Submission of Thesis

When the thesis, in its final form, has been prepared after the final oral examination, the candidate will review the thesis submission instructions and submit the electronic (.pdf format only) copy and any supplementary files via the Atrium. Care must be taken to submit the thesis with pages numbered, arranged in the appropriate order and free from typographical and other errors. Upon submission, your thesis will be reviewed for adherence to the formatting guidelines by staff in the Office of Graduate Studies within a reasonable time frame (approximately one to three working days). If confirmation of departmental/program approval has not been received by the Office of Graduate Studies via

  1. Certificate of Approval

  2. Report of Examination Committee

then the thesis will not be reviewed and final acceptance will not be issued.

As all approved submissions to the Atrium Electronic Theses and Dissertations will be harvested by the National Library and Archives Canada and published through Theses Canada portal, a signed copy of the Theses Non-Exclusive License must also be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies

Binding of any paper copies of the thesis is the responsibility of the student. Information on binding options and locations may be found on theses submission checklist section of the University of Guelph Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Guide. As departmental requirements for bound copies of theses vary, the student is responsible for ensuring their specific requirements.

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