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|A. Pre-defense process||H. Day of defense|
|B. Revision in committee members||I. Post-defense / VPN|
|C. Set defense date||J. Final thesis submission|
|D. Confirm last stipend payment||K. Conferral deadlines|
|E. Submit copies of thesis||L. Leaving Rice|
|F. Announcement of thesis defense||M. Post-doc position|
|G. Approval of Candidacy form||N. Staff position|
A candidate must be enrolled in the semester they defend or through Friday of the first week of the class of the following semester.
The thesis committee which hears the oral defense must be the same as the committee on the Candidacy Approval Form. If a change to your thesis committee is needed, please contact your department graduate administrator prior to your defense. All changes must be approved by the department chair and Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies prior to the oral defense. Procedure for revision is as follows:
Post your defense at events.rice.edu/rgs. The announcement will then be posted on events.rice.edu by GPS.
If you are being hired as a postdoc, you can be hired any time after the date of your final thesis submission. Please work with your graduate administrator for this process.
If you are being hired for a staff position, the hire date is not crucial. However, your student stipend must be terminated at least one day before the staff job begins. Please work with your graduate administrator to use dates that correspond with pay periods.