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Thesis Submission Guidelines and Policies: Print copies

Bound Print Theses

Bound Print Theses for Department, Library and Personal Use

BINDERY INFORMATION FORM

All print copies of theses to be sent to the Bindery should be submitted to the student’s department administrative assistant, along with a Bindery Information Form for each copy submitted. The department administrative assistant will deliver the theses to Chris Curcio, room 223 in the library, who will send them to the Bindery in Nebraska.  The library will charge departments $15 each for department and/or student copies.

All theses should include a title page that includes the following: title, department, degree, author, Colorado College and graduation date. Sample title page

Department print copy

Because theses, for most departments, are readily available through the library’s digital repository, departments may wish to reevaluate whether bounded print departmental copies are still desired. If a department wishes to continue binding copies of theses, the cost to the department is $15 per thesis and will be charged via journal entry along with any charges for personal copies.

The department administrative assistant is responsible for checking that the thesis meets department requirements. The library will not check for errors. The department administrative assistant needs to double-check that these guidelines have been met before delivering the theses to Chris Curcio, room 223 in the Library.

Re-do’s are done at the expense of the department. The department copies to be bound should be delivered to Chris Curcio, room 223 in the library, who will send them to the Bindery in Nebraska.

Each department thesis copy must be accompanied by a completed Thesis Bindery Information Form.

Each department has been pre-assigned a particular color for the cover binding and the spine stamp.

Department administrative assistants will be notified by Chris Curcio when the bound theses have returned from the Bindery and are ready for pick-up.

Student personal print copies

If students desire personal copies of their thesis bound, they can order one through their department or order directly from the Bindery.

Order through Department

Bindery charges are $15 per copy, payable to their department. The library will not check for errors. This is the responsibility of the student. We recommend that you use the checklist on the Thesis Bindery Information Form to make certain you have used correct margin sizing, have a complete title page, and that all pages are included and are in order. The department administrative assistant needs to double-check that these guidelines have been met before delivering the theses to Chris Curcio, room 223 in the Library.  Re-do’s are done at the expense of the student.

When bound theses return from the Bindery, the department will deliver or mail personal copies to students. Students should make sure that their department administrative assistant has a current mailing address before leaving campus.

Submit a Thesis Bindery Information Form attached to each personal copy you are submitting.

Standard binding for student copies is black with gold lettering.

Order Direct

Students may work directly with the Bindery. Houchen Bindery has an On-Demand Print tab which takes you to Book Builder - https://www.houchenBindery.com/on-demand-printing-order/.  Follow the instructions, upload your PDF, and pay for your job to be printed directly through Houchen who will ship to whatever address you specify.

Library print copy

If you submit your thesis electronically (see department links at the top), the library will preserve your thesis in perpetuity, and a printed copy is NOT needed. Unless the department requires it, the library will not require hard copies of theses.

Although it is the responsibility of students to submit their thesis in accordance with the checklist on the Thesis Bindery Information Form (including correct information on the title page, specified margin sizes, and that all pages are included and in order), the department administrative assistant needs to double-check that these guidelines have been met before delivering the theses to Chris Curcio, room 223 in the Library.

Requests after Graduation

Requests made for a bound personal copy of a thesis a year or more after the student has graduated will not be accepted. However, it is possible to contact the Bindery, https://www.houchenBindery.com/on-demand-printing-order/ to request a Print-on-Demand copy.  

Each library thesis copy must be accompanied by a completed Thesis Bindery Information Form.

Bindery Information - 2019 Deadlines

Titles printed on the spine of the bound thesis: Lengthy titles will be printed up to the colon or the first 65 characters (the maximum number of characters allowed by the Bindery).
Bindery shipments are sent out once a month and will be returned the next month. The deadline is NOON on the following dates:  (2020 deadline dates will be added soon. Please keep checking back)

  • January 10th, 2020
  • February 7th, 2020
  • March 6th, 2020
  • April 3, 2020

For More Information

If there are any questions about binding print copies, please call Chris Curcio (Acquisitions Coordinator) at 719-389-6663 or email Chris Curcio

For questions about the digital repository or electronic thesis submission, contact Cate Guenther (Digital Scholarship and Repository Librarian) at 719-389-6875 or email Cate Guenther.