Important Benchmark Dates for Junior Papers and Senior Theses, 2018-2019
The department provides a detailed calendar for concentrators and their advisers each year. The following timelines for the JP and thesis provide benchmarks for the completion of independent work.
Meet with your adviser (no later than Friday, February 8) to:
|Week 4||Submit partial first draft (perhaps one major section) to your adviser (no later than Friday, March 1).|
|Week 5||Students receive first drafts back, with comments from advisers (no later than Friday, March 8).|
|Week 7||Spring Break|
|Week 8||Submit partial second draft to your adviser (no later than Friday, March 29).|
|Week 9||Students receive second drafts back, with comments from advisers (no later than Friday, April 5).|
|Week 11||Submit third and mostly complete draft to your adviser (no later than Friday, April 19).|
|Week 12||Students receive third drafts back, with comments from advisers (no later than Friday, April 26)|
|Tuesday, May 7, 2019||
FINAL Junior Paper uploaded by 5:00 p.m. You will receive a link and instructions on how to upload the paper to WebSpace.
|Week 1||Schedule meeting with an adviser to discuss thesis topic and plan for the semester, including tentative meeting times (no later than Friday, September 14).|
Submit five-page thesis proposal to adviser (no later than Friday, October 12).
The proposal should include:
|December 14th||Submit partial first draft (twenty pages) to adviser|
Submit draft of additional twenty pages to adviser
|Week 2||Submit draft of additional twenty pages to adviser , no later than Friday, February 15).|
|Week 6||Review your degree progress in Stuview and submit your Degree Progress Check-In to the Department Manager (email@example.com) by March 15 at 5:00 pm.|
|Week 8||Submit draft of entire thesis to your adviser, no later than Friday, March 29.|
Upload your thesis via the Thesis Central Senior Thesis Submission System to the University Archives, and submit 2 unbound hard copies to the Department Assistant (firstname.lastname@example.org), by April 19 at 12:00 noon.
|May 3rd||Submit Senior Comprehensive Statement and Honors Calculation to the Department Manager (email@example.com) by 12:00pm.|
|May 11th||Students receive comments from first and second readers|
|May 15th & 16th||Senior Comprehensive Oral Exams – BLOCK BOTH DAYS ON YOUR CALENDAR|