Scheduling the Oral Defense

Scheduling the Oral Defense

Students are responsible for scheduling the oral defense of their thesis or professional project. First, students need to work with their committee to find an agreeable time for all three/four committee members to meet. Then it is the student‘s responsibility to secure a room for that defense. Check with the graduate studies office for availability in 179D Gannett. This is the conference room in our office suite, and most students use this room for the defense. Keep in mind that not all rooms have computer capabilities or other audio/visual devices that students sometimes use during the defense. Be sure to indicate to the facilities manager any special equipment needs for the oral defense.