Thesis and dissertation formatting

Group thesis formatting sessions

Please join us for our next thesis/dissertation formatting session. During these sessions, we will review the submission process and timeline, as well as the common formatting errors.

This is a great place to ask questions and to gain a better understanding of the UAF formatting guidelines (PDF).  The students who participate in our formatting sessions usually have fewer errors to correct at the time of submission, which also reduces the amount of stress they experience in the final stages of finishing their degree. 

Sessions: Offered by Zoom and in-person at the BP Design Theater - Conference Room 401 located in the  Joseph E. Usibelli Engineering Learning and Innovation Building.

The February 8th session is offered by Zoom and in-person in 201 Oneill 

One-on-one thesis/project formatting sessions

One-on-one formattings sessions are strictly limited to one-half hour meeting over Zoom. 

Please note that these sessions are primarily intended for those who are planning on graduating in the current semester. As such, your dissertation/thesis/project should be in near final draft form. Prior to requesting a session, please refer back to the Graduate School's Thesis Formatting Handbook (PDF) or Project Formatting Handbook (PDF)as they will answer many questions and help guide your formatting.

To schedule a session, please submit a request below. Once your appointment has been confirmed, you will receive a Zoom link via Google Calendar invite. 


Aside from title page and abstract requirements, there are no specific formatting requirements for students who are completing a project paper instead of a thesis. 

The Project Formatting Handbook should be consulted for guidance on submitting projects of various file formats (e.g. papers, websites, slidedecks etc. ).

For more information about graduating with a project, please visit the Master's with a Project page.

The Elmer E. Rasmusun Library offers research consultations, including assistance with citation tools and resources. Please submit a Research Consultation Request.

For more general information regarding citation best practices, generators and managers (Zotero & Mendeley), please see the Graduate Student Seminar recording below.