D/T Resources

For matters of policy and procedure, please see the degree requirements listed in the Bulletin of Information.


The formatting checklist, guides, and template resources for both LaTeX and MS Word are available through the Graduate School’s Box account (see below). You may need to activate your Box account before you can access these files.


[If you do not see the embedded window above, you may click this link to access the Formatting Resources directory on Box.]

Software Classes

For students who plan to use MS Word to write their document, the Graduate School offers a free, single-session formatting class, Word 2013: Using Word for Your Research Writing Project, several times each semester. We encourage you to take this class as early as possible if you will be using Word to write your dissertation or thesis. To register for the hands-on workshop, please see the Professional Development events page and refer to the Research spire.

If you are unable to attend a class, you can still download the class documentation for help with procedures such as applying, creating, and modifying styles; working with section breaks; creating and updating the table of contents and lists of figures and tables; and working with landscape pages (oversized figures and tables).

Although we are currently unable to offer a workshop for LaTeX users, there is a peer support listserv available — nd-latex-users@listserv.nd.edu. Mentors and newbies are equally welcome! For more information, visit the OIT listserv commands page or jump straight to http://listserv.nd.edu to sign up.

Formal Submission


ProQuest Guides

ProQuest/UMI offers additional details regarding the preparation of PDF files, copyright registration, and publishing embargoes on their submission information page. (At Notre Dame, we submit the files and paperwork to ProQuest for you, but their guides are still very helpful.)


Binding Personal Copies

The Graduate School does not accept personal copies of dissertations or theses for binding. Please refer to the PDF Personal Copies: Using Library Bindings as a Guide for information contacting an independent bindery.