Another document that students writing theses or dissertations should obtain is the Thesis Calendar, which is also available from the Office of Theses and Graduate School Publications. This is issued yearly and gives various deadline dates for steps in the thesis preparation and submission process if a student is to make the final degree list for any given semester or session (i.e. May, August, or December). The University enforces these deadlines rigidly and the most relevant dates come extremely early in the semester. The calendar is available in electronic format at http://forms.gradsch.psu.edu/thesis/Calendar.pdf.