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Graduate Thesis Collection

Graduation Requirements

The department requires a receipt for a copy deposited at the Library no later than commencement day. All Colleges now require both a bound thesis and an e-thesis. Exceptions for electronic copies might occur by a department.

University Library Requirements

  • Paper copy: You are required to deposit a bound copy of
    your thesis at the University Library in order to complete your graduate degree. This graduate degree completion requirement appears in the campus Course Catalog.
  • E-thesis: Graduates from all Colleges are required to file an electronic copy of their thesis, to be made available from the University Library online catalog.

Binding Procedures

  • You may have your thesis commercially bound or the Library offers the service of binding the thesis for $12.00 a copy. Exceptional binding requirements (e.g. Text + videocassette) will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. For personal copies, a cardboard covering can be provided at no charge.
  • For the Library copy, a black copy is preferred. The author and date will appear on the spine.
  • For Departmental/Personal copies, the author, title, and date of the thesis will appear on the spine:
(Example of spine for departmental/personal copies)

Pay Binding Fee

Pay at the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of the University Library if you are using the Library's binding service.

Deposit Copies to be Bound

Deposit desired number of unbound copies of the thesis and complete the binding information form in Acquisitions, in 012 ALB (Library lower level).

Please contact Anne Swenson 346-4937 (Room 012, Library Acquisitions) for further binding information. The office is open in general from 8:00-4:30, Monday through Friday. However, hours vary during interim, summer and holidays. Please call ahead during these times.

Please also contact your department to see how many copies are required (or preferred) by advisors, department chair, or any other people involved.   

E-Thesis Information

The Library is providing online access to newly received UW-Stevens Point theses. All theses from the College of Natural Resources submitted with an electronic copy since the spring semester of 2006 will be available electronically via Search@UW.

Beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year, authors of theses from ALL Colleges must deposit both a bound and an electronic copy of theses at the University Library in order to complete your degree. Older theses from any College will be made available electronically if submitted by authors or departments.

The e-thesis may be submitted via email attachment, submitted on flashdrive, CD, or DVD with your paper copy to Room 012 ALB. Submitting theses in PDF format is urged, and theses in PDF format will appear the way the author intended it to be.

Students are required to complete the UWSP Library Electronic Thesis Access Agreement Form when submitting the thesis. This is done in room 012 ALB.

Search the UWSP Thesis Collection