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Rice University Coronavirus updates can be found here, additional information for grad students here.

COVID-19 Update: Multiple pieces of the thesis submission process have been updated to accommodate remote defenses and submission during the spring 2020 semester (through May 15). The pages on candidacy and defense have been updated accordingly, but if you have questions, please reach out to Of note: Committee signatures following the defense, the thesis title page and thesis submission will now be done remotely via Adobe Sign. Defense announcements will no longer require a location for the duration of the semester, but will require a zoom link to maintain the public nature of thesis defenses. All thesis defense events are required to be held virtually.