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Honors Thesis Binding Instructions
Please note that all Honors Theses are archived electronically at NC DOCKS and therefore archival hard copies are no longer required by Belk Library. Check with your program to see if a hard copy is still required for department archival purposes. The Library does not retain other types of undergraduate papers, such as independent studies or directed projects.
University Honors students who wish to submit hard copies for binding should follow the Honors College instructions for requesting a bound thesis copy. Questions can be directed to Ms. Jessica Yandow (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Honors College.
Graduate Student Thesis and Dissertation Binding Instructions
Important: Please note that all theses and dissertations are archived electronically at NC Docks on Belk Library’s website and therefore archival hard copies are no longer required by the ASU Library and many graduate programs.
- Each student is responsible for having copies of his/her thesis made. All copies must be in correct page order with completed signature pages. The Graduate School does not check page order.
- Go to the ASU Cashier’s office, pay for all copies to be bound, and get a receipt.
- Bring the cashier’s receipt and the theses to be bound to the Graduate School.
- Provide the Graduate School and your Academic Department with your permanent mailing address and phone number. All bound copies, including your personal copies, are returned to your Academic Department after binding. It is your responsibility to make arrangements with your department to receive and distribute your personal copies.
The official Appalachian State University thesis color is black with the spine lettered in gold. Spines are lettered with the title and the author’s last name. Personal copies may be bound in other colors and do not have to be on waterbond thesis paper.
Shipments to and from the bindery and the Library occur at three to four week intervals.
The Belk Library will distribute the official copies of the thesis to department administrators and thesis committee chairs by campus mail.