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Timeframe and Deadlines

Honors Program


Fall - 1st Semester Junior Year

  • Attend orientation session on Honors Program
  • Select a thesis advisor and a thesis topic
  • Select a second reader
  • Submit Honors thesis proposal to the Honors Program Director one week after Fall Break
  • Pre-register for Honors I

Spring - 2nd Semester Junior Year

  • Enroll in Honors I
  • Conduct research under the direction of the thesis advisor
  • Attend Junior Colloquium meetings with Honors Director
  • Submit Progress Report to thesis Committee and the Honors Program Director by Monday following spring break
  • Meet with Thesis Committee for Assessment Meeting
  • Pre-register for Honors II

Summer - Summer between Junior and Senior Years

  • Complete research and write thesis

Fall - 1st Semester Senior Year

  • Enroll in Honors II
  • Distribute a substantial draft of the thesis to all committee members by end of first week of classes, or submit request for an extension.
  • Revise thesis
  • Submit defense version of thesis to all committee members by Friday prior to Fall Break, or two weeks before Thanksgiving if an extension has been granted.
  • Defend thesis in the weeks between Fall Break and Thanksgiving

Spring - 2nd Semester Senior Year

  • Participate in and present research at the Honors Conference
  • Submit final version of thesis to the Honors Program Director by February
  • Deposit final draft of thesis with Acquisitions Librarian