In most academic institutions, a graduate student who is completing her studies is required to submit multiple copies of the thesis or dissertation.
Three copies are usually required: one for the university archive, one for the adviser and one for the student.
The month of the oral defense should not be shown unless the thesis is actually presented to the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies during that month.
The titles (i.e., faculty rank) of committee members should be typed below the signature lines with their names and departments.
The copies of the thesis that will be going to the adviser and the student are not subject to the same stringent regulations as those going to the archive.
Although some students choose to have these printed on archival-quality paper as well, the cost is higher, and normal paper will certainly last longer than the student's lifetime if it is kept away from water. His primary areas of writing include surrealism, Buddhist iconography and environmental issues.
Features that should stand out in the thesis include the quality of the scholarship or research, the soundness of the logic, the originality of ideas, and the lucidity of the prose, but not the size of the headlines.
The use of headers or chapter titles larger than 3/16" is discouraged and the use of excessive italics or bold print is discouraged.
The requirements of Princeton University give a representative idea of how exacting most universities are when it comes to paper for theses and dissertations.
Princeton requires that the paper be acid free, "archival quality bond," 8 1/2-by-11 inches, printed on only one side and between 20- and 24-pound substance (a measure of the strength of the paper).