Answered By: Jennifer Huck
Last Updated: Aug 13, 2018     Views: 88

Per graduation requirements, ALL schools require deposit of dissertations into our ETD Repository, which we call “LibraETD."  Most UVA masters programs have a graduation requirement to deposit masters theses in LibraETD as well.  View the Electronic Thesis & Dissertation Checklist (ETDs) for more info. 


Theses deadlines are set by the schools, not by the Library.

Once a student defends his/her thesis/dissertation, a school or department administrator records that “milestone” in the student information system (SIS). The SIS system sends that information to LibraETD AND then sends an email to the student informing them that they can now deposit. Students CANNOT log on and deposit UNTIL they get a confirmation email from LibraETD. This is important as many students think that as soon as they defend they can upload, but they MUST wait until they receive an email message.

If a student has not received an email from LibraETD, and think that they should have, they need to email:  and the Libra Team will check.

 We offer an ETD Checklist to walk students through what to expect during the deposit in LibraETD:

All questions and problems about depositing in LibraETD should go to the email address:


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