The Library processes the bindery order submitted by the student to the Graduate School on the Degree completion form.
For defenses scheduled prior to January 10, 2011, the Library retains two copies of theses or dissertations. One copy, with the original signature page, is filed in the Library Archives. The second copy is placed in the circulating collection.
For defenses scheduled on or after January 10, 2011, the Library retains one copy, with the original signature page. This copy is filed in the archives. Beginning in fall 2012, only dissertations will have paper copies archived in the Library.
The remaining bound copies are returned to the student's graduate program. The graduate program is responsible for delivering the remaining copies as directed on the Degree completion form.