Submission Guidelines for Dance Theses

Below you will find all the information you need to submit your Dance Thesis to DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence.

NOTE: You may not submit your thesis until it has been approved by your program. The thesis submitted must be the final approved version. Visit MySLC for more information about how to submit your thesis to the Graduate Studies Office. You will need to log in to MySLC to see this page.
Deadlines for Submission to Digital Commons:

  • December 15th for December graduation
  • May 15th for May graduation
  • August 15th for August graduation

Who Can Submit here? Only Dance Graduate Program students with approved theses may submit here.

Before you begin, please be sure you have the following items:

  • A signed and completed submission agreement
    NOTE: In order to complete the form, you must download it. You will not be able to complete the form or sign it in preview mode. For more information, see the Author FAQ.
  • The full work in PDF format
  • The submission title
  • Any additional files (images, sound, etc.) that are integral to your work but not part of the PDF document
  • An abstract for your submission (up to 250 words)
  • A list of up to 6 keywords to classify your research. For more information on keywords, see here

Submitting your thesis is a quick and simple process. Follow the instructions below for submitting your documents to DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence.

How to Submit:


Step 1: Download and complete the submission agreement. Be sure the agreement is signed by you and all necessary faculty advisors. You will need a digital copy of the completed agreement in order to complete your submission in Digital Commons.
Note: See here for information on how to fill out and digitally sign a PDF.

Step 2: Create or login to your DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence Account (you must use your Sarah Lawrence email address). If you are creating an account, you will need to activate it. Digital Commons will send you an email with a link that you will need to click to activate your account.

Step 3: You will be asked to confirm you have a digital copy of your completed submission agreement. Check the box and click “Continue.”

Step 4: Complete the submission form. Required fields will be marked in red. You will be asked to select a subject category, list keywords, and submit an abstract, all of which enhance the indexing and retrieval of your thesis for future researchers.
Note: See Author FAQs for more information.

Step 5: You will be prompted to upload the digital file of your thesis, as well as the signed and completed digital submission agreement.

Step 6: Click submit. The information you provide will be reviewed for accuracy by Library staff and published according to your selected, and faculty approved, access level. You will receive an email confirming that your submission has been received.

Information on Access to your Thesis: See here for more information on access options.

When will my thesis be available on Digital Commons?

Once you have completed the submission process, please allow up to 6 weeks for SLC library staff to review and post your submission. If you selected the Open Access option, it will be available to view and download from the DigitalCommons@SarahLawrence site. If you did not select the open access option, your name and the title of your work will appear in searches, but the document itself will not be available until the terms of your access selection are met.

Please note: Submission agreements must be in PDF format before uploading to Digital Commons.

CLICK HERE TO PROCEED WITH SUBMISSION