# `ruthesis` in Physics and Astronomy

Rutgers has rigorous requirements about how theses are typeset, which are spelled out in "Thesis and Dissertation Style Guide", though that document only helps if you are using Word. Fortunately, there is also an approved latex style file `ruthesis.cls`. On the Suns, this will be automatically included if you start your file with
`\documentclass{ruthesis}`.

If you are using LaTeX on another machine, the file can be obtained from the Physics Suns from ``` /usr/local/teTeX/share/texmf-local/tex/latex/rutgers/ruthesis.cls``` and placed either in the working directory or in the corresponding spot in your teTeX distribution.

If your default is not automatically for lettersize, you might also include the line
``` \special{papersize=8.5in,11in}```

You may also want to look at the GSO's "How to Graduate" page.