Update as of 8/16/2021: Final Oral Examinations can be held remotely or in person during the Fall 2021 semester. Please see the FAQs for in person defense requirements. The Office of Graduate Education has put in place procedures to ensure that students are able to defend their dissertations. Please see the FAQs for information about how to request a Final Oral Examination and the procedure for holding it. We will post on our page and reach out to our graduate students with any updated information.