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Dissertation Defense Calendar Submission Procedure

General Guidelines

Only dissertation defenses need to be posted to the calendar. Thesis defenses and dissertation/thesis proposal meetings should only be posted if the program/college/school allows visitors to attend these meetings. Modify the instructions below as needed for these other types of meetings. 

Example: Jon Doe, a candidate for the Ph.D. in YouTube Studies, College of Social Relations, will defend his dissertation, “A comparative study of reactions to cat videos,” on November 1, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. in room 6000 in Animal Hall. Committee Chair: Donna Dogbert.

Once submitted the Office of Graduate Education & Life will receive a notification to approve the submission. Once approved the event will be live and viewable on both the WVU online calendar and on the Graduate Education website event listing at the bottom of the home page.

For questions during this process, please contact The Office of Graduate Education and Life staff at 304-293-7173 or email