Serving as the Outside Examiner
It is the student's responsibility to request that an outside examiner be appointed to serve at the oral examination. The student should turn in the Request for Outside Examiner form AT LEAST TWO WEEKS prior to the oral comprehensive exam or thesis defense. The Office of the Graduate School will inform the student of the faculty member appointed to serve at the student's examination, and in the case of a defense of thesis, the student must supply the examiner with a copy of the thesis at least one week prior to the examination.
The outside examiner should sign the Report on Examination Form, but not the signature page of the thesis.