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NSU Halmos College of Arts & Sciences Capstone, Thesis, and Dissertation Submission Guide: Binding Options

Instructions for NSU HCAS students submitting finished work from their capstone, thesis, or dissertation for graduation.

Binding Options for Theses and Dissertations

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our normal binding options are not available at this time. Please use the below resources if you are interested in binding your capstone, thesis, or dissertation.

The resources below are for students who wish to bind their thesis or dissertation work independently. 

Currently the only NSU College that provides binding services to students is the NSU Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography (HCNSO) Department of Marine and Environmental Sciences (DoMES) Oceanographic Campus graduate program (via the NSU Oceanographic Campus Library).  Other NSU students may use the verified vendors and resources below to bind their work if they so desire.  

Binding Resources

Gradworks Online

Gradworks Online

This website allows anyone who would like their thesis, dissertation, or special project to be printed and bound. All they need to do is upload a PDF file then we print, bind, and ship their finished hardbound books wherever they would like.

Gradworks Online was created at the request of the Brigham Young University Graduate School. Gradworks Online is run by the BYU Print and Mail department, one of the largest in-plant print shops in the country, where we use only top of the line equipment to ensure quality products.

There are no contracts or commitments to use the program, just visit and submit your files.

**This is the preferred bindery for student self-binding.  If you are an NSU Oceanographic Campus student / alumnus who wishes to have print copies of their manuscript, please follow the below instructions for binding:

  1. THIS STEP CANNOT BE SKIPPED: Obtain a copy of your manuscript from the library by emailing  We will insert your signature page into the manuscript and send you a "ready-to-go" PDF that you can upload to GradWorksOnline. You cannot obtain your approved signature page without emailing us for the revised PDF.
  2. Go to and click "Order Now" at the bottom of the page.
  3. Fill out the following information:
    • Upload the PDF copy you've obtained by emailing the OC Librarians (
    • Right Hand Margin:
      • Cover Color: BLUE
      • Text Color: SILVER
      • Paper Type: 25% Cotton
      • Document Type: Input Capstone, Thesis OR Dissertation
      • Author: Your name as it appears on the cover page of your thesis.
      • Year: The year you defended your thesis.
    • Bottom Margin:
      • Print Style: Single Sided
      • Print Color: If you have color pages please choose "B/W & Color", if you have just black and white pages, choose "B/W Only"
      • Check the box for "Include a CD/DVD pocket" if you have a CD to include
      • Quantity: How many print copies you are requesting
  4. Click - Add to Cart.
  5. You will be sent to a checkout page where you can pay by credit card and add your billing and shipping information.  You will be able to ship to multiple addresses.


  • At Checkout, all shipping will be Standard Shipping, Second Day, or International Economy.  Do not choose Campus Delivery or Customer Pick Up.  GradWorksOnline is a 3rd party bindery run through Brigham Young University.  Doing Campus Delivery or Customer Pickup is for students of BYU only.


NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the HF Group has closed its office.  Please check with them directly to see if they've resumed Thesis on Demand binding services.


HFGroup Thesis On Demand Binding 

Thesis Binding

Your thesis or dissertation will be printed on-demand using archival quality paper and bound in a hard cover according to your specifications. We can produce as many copies as you need and we’ll deliver them right to your door!

HFGroup Info:


ProQuest Milestone Editions for Authors of Dissertations and Theses​

Authors are always entitled to copies of their own dissertations and theses with special pricing. We offer Milestone Editions for Authors that replicate the Library of Congress holdings-printed in full color, with elegant black linen covers and embossed gold titles.

Milestone editions replicate Library of Congress holdings.

Now, you can own official reproductions from the nation's publisher of record, ProQuest Dissertation Publishing. Milestone editions give you the extra edge of your work being published with distinction—and give you, your advisor, mentors, and family a treasure to be cherished. Each volume is rendered with respect for the scholarly research, featuring:

  • Brilliant white 32 lb. paper stock. Acid-free and archival-grade, this photographic-quality stock is brighter and more opaque for best ink contrast and better readability.
  • Any color graphics included in the digital copy of the thesis received by ProQuest can now be reproduced in color—at no extra charge! Photographs, charts, and other illustrations are printed as faithfully as they were provided electronically.
  • Durable hardbound copies are 8½”x11” with elegant black covers made from 2.5 mm-thick board covered in washable linen with titles embossed in gold foil on the spine. Handmade thread-sewn bindings and generous margins enable volumes to be opened flat.

An Exceptional Value and Offer—Exclusively for Authors

Authors are always entitled to copies of their own Milestone editions. Delivered approximately 2-3 months after the end of the semester in which manuscript was submitted. To order, please go to our online store. Note that you will need a login to view and place an order.

Questions? Please send an email to:

Note: We custom-print copies when we receive orders, so dissertations and theses can be returned only in the unlikely occasion of a production defect. All prices in U.S. dollars. Costs include shipping & handling.