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jchallenor [How To Graduate: The Paperwork]
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 ==== LaTeX Dissertation Template ==== ==== LaTeX Dissertation Template ====
  
-There are several websites dedicated to [[http://​theoval.cmp.uea.ac.uk/​~nlct/​latex/​thesis/​|Using LaTeX to Write a PhD Thesis]]. But since you're in the UC Davis math department, your best bet is to use a template that was specifically created for UC Davis math students. ​ Here is a {{ :dissertation_template_2019.zip |very nice template}} created by Tyrell McAllister, updated in 2015 by Jeff Irion with minor changes in order to conform to the format that the Office of Graduate Studies requires, ​and again in 2019 by John Challenor to remove the headers and the previous degree line from the title page.+There are several websites dedicated to [[http://​theoval.cmp.uea.ac.uk/​~nlct/​latex/​thesis/​|Using LaTeX to Write a PhD Thesis]]. But since you're in the UC Davis math department, your best bet is to use a template that was specifically created for UC Davis math students. ​ Here is a {{ :dissertation_template_2020.zip | 2020 Grad Studies approved ​template}} created by Tyrell McAllister, updated in 2015 by Jeff Irion with minor changes in order to conform to the format that the Office of Graduate Studies requires, ​updated ​again in 2019 by John Challenor to remove the headers and the previous degree line from the title page, and updated again in 2020 by Will Wright to conform with minor formatting requirements.
  
 Once you pass your Qual, download the dissertation template! Fill in some basic info (name, major, committee members'​ names, etc.), and add to your dissertation while you work on your research. ​ After all, it's easier to write and cite as you go than to do it months/​years later when that stuff isn't fresh in your mind. Once you pass your Qual, download the dissertation template! Fill in some basic info (name, major, committee members'​ names, etc.), and add to your dissertation while you work on your research. ​ After all, it's easier to write and cite as you go than to do it months/​years later when that stuff isn't fresh in your mind.
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   * Take note of the [[https://​grad.ucdavis.edu/​sites/​default/​files/​upload/​files/​current-students/​academic-calendar.pdf|filing deadlines]]. They recommend completing your dissertation in time to give it to your committee for review at the beginning of the quarter in which you intend to graduate. In most cases, your committee probably won't need that much time, but you should check in with your committee members well in advance to make sure they'​ll be around when you need them.   * Take note of the [[https://​grad.ucdavis.edu/​sites/​default/​files/​upload/​files/​current-students/​academic-calendar.pdf|filing deadlines]]. They recommend completing your dissertation in time to give it to your committee for review at the beginning of the quarter in which you intend to graduate. In most cases, your committee probably won't need that much time, but you should check in with your committee members well in advance to make sure they'​ll be around when you need them.
   * Once your committee members have signed your dissertation'​s title page, you can file your dissertation electronically (see the Grad Studies website linked above for the specific instructions). The Grad Studies office will review it to make sure that it is formatted correctly and let you know if any corrections need to be made. They will then inform you when your dissertation has been approved, after which time no further changes are allowed.   * Once your committee members have signed your dissertation'​s title page, you can file your dissertation electronically (see the Grad Studies website linked above for the specific instructions). The Grad Studies office will review it to make sure that it is formatted correctly and let you know if any corrections need to be made. They will then inform you when your dissertation has been approved, after which time no further changes are allowed.
-  * The final step is to make an appointment with the [[https://​grad.ucdavis.edu/​about-us/​contact-us/​graduate-senior-academic-advisors|Senior Academic Advisor]] for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (as of Spring ​2019, this is [[mailto:​bwolf@ucdavis.edu|Brad Wolf]]). This appointment can't take place until **at least two business days** after you file your dissertation online (and it must have been approved). The purpose of this appointment is to file the remaining paperwork and receive an official letter confirming your degree. ​+  * The final step is to make an appointment with the [[https://​grad.ucdavis.edu/​about-us/​contact-us/​graduate-senior-academic-advisors|Senior Academic Advisor]] for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (as of Spring ​2020, this is [[mailto:​bwolf@ucdavis.edu|Brad Wolf]]). This appointment can't take place until **at least two business days** after you file your dissertation online (and it must have been approved). The purpose of this appointment is to file the remaining paperwork and receive an official letter confirming your degree. ​
    
-As of Spring ​2019, the documents you will need to bring are as follows (see the official checklist [[https://​grad.ucdavis.edu/​sites/​default/​files/​upload/​users/​gs303_doctoraldegreecompletionlist.pdf|here]]).  ​+As of Spring ​2020, the documents you will need to bring are as follows (see the official checklist [[https://​grad.ucdavis.edu/​sites/​default/​files/​upload/​users/​gs303_doctoraldegreecompletionlist.pdf|here]]).  ​
   * Your title page with the signatures of your committee members.   * Your title page with the signatures of your committee members.
   * One copy of your abstract.   * One copy of your abstract.
   * The dissertation embargo agreement (this requires your advisor'​s signature even if you aren't planning on an embargo on your dissertation).   * The dissertation embargo agreement (this requires your advisor'​s signature even if you aren't planning on an embargo on your dissertation).
   * Two online surveys: The Survey of Earned Doctorates and the Graduate Studies Exit Survey. Each will give you a completion code which you will need to provide.   * Two online surveys: The Survey of Earned Doctorates and the Graduate Studies Exit Survey. Each will give you a completion code which you will need to provide.
-  * The Graduate Program Exit Information form. As of Spring 2019, this requires a signature from either ​Sarah or Tina.+  * The Graduate Program Exit Information form. As of Spring 2019, this requires a signature from either Tina or Victoria.
 The three documents with signatures obviously must be physical copies. The other item can be emailed to the Academic Advisor when you set up your appointment. The three documents with signatures obviously must be physical copies. The other item can be emailed to the Academic Advisor when you set up your appointment.
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