M. Arch. candidates: Deposit of your thesis or project is required by the College. To make the deposit, you need to create a Digital Commons account. Use your email address as the ID, set your own password, and reply to the confirming email from the system. If you do not see an email, check your spam folder. Your email address will not be published or shared.

Upon deposit, you will immediately receive an email that your submission has been received, and this is what you need to show the College of Architecture's Student Success Coordinator to confirm that you have made the deposit.

We try to observe a 48-hour "cooling off" period to give you opportunity to correct those "oops" issues that seem to emerge just after deposit. During this time you can still log back in and select Revise and upload a new version with your advisor's name spelled right, or your mother thanked in the Acknowledgments, or whatever you're stressing about. Please do not make an entirely new deposit; that creates duplicate records, confusion, wasted effort, frustration, sadness, tears, and despair.

After a few days, your submission will be "published" (i.e. posted to the Internet); you will get another email to that effect with a link to your online URL. At that point your submission can no longer be changed--by you. If further corrections are needed, those can be made by sending a revised file to the administrator < proyster@unl.edu > requesting replacement of the current online version.

Finally: You are almost there. Click the "Submit your paper or article" link in the Author Corner of the gray box at left. Follow the instructions. Here are some tips:
• You should be able to copy (Ctrl-C) and paste (Ctrl-V) most fields.
• You are the sole author; your advisor is not considered a co-author.
• Your institution is "University of Nebraska-Lincoln" (not "at Lincoln" or ", Lincoln"). Do not leave it blank; then the administrator has to fill it in, and he is tempted to make it something silly.
• You do not need to repeat your name and title in the Abstract field; just the body of the abstract.
• When you reach the question "Was this submission previously published in a journal?", just skip that part.
• Be sure to click the "Submit" button at the bottom.
• Files upload at the rate of about 5 Mb per minute, so if you have an ungodly large file, it may take a bit of time. If your file exceeds 50 Mb, think about reducing its size--there are many ways; Google "reduce pdf file size" to find some.

Okay, get started. That thesis is not going to submit itself.

Congratulations on earning your degree.