Important Thesis Dates and Deadlines

Please select the semester in which you intend to complete your Honors Thesis to view the applicable dates and deadlines.

Please Note: For the 2020-2021 academic year, public thesis presentations and oral exams are optional and will be held only if the student and committee members agree.

 

Deadlines for Fall 2020 Theses

  • June 27, 2020: Thesis proposal due. The thesis title, brief prospectus, and the committee chair must be identified (other committee members will only be listed on the final form)
  • November 2, 2020: In consultation with the committee, the student sets the date for a public presentation or oral exam, if required by the department, which must be at least two weeks before graduation.
  • At least five weeks before the public presentation (if required by department) or by November 23, 2020: Committee chair(s) must approve the thesis draft as final enough to circulate to the entire committee. Committee members then have two weeks to read the draft and require revisions. Revisions suggested later than two weeks after committee members receive the draft will be considered advisory only (i.e., not required). Students whose work is deemed by the committee chair(s) to be not ready by this point will likely have their graduation delayed and/or not be able to graduate with Latin Honors.
  • At least three weeks before the public presentation (if required by department) or by December 7, 2020: Student receives committee revision requests and begins to incorporate these.
  • At least one week before the public presentation (if required by department) or by December 21, 2020: Student submits final thesis for approval.
  • At the public presentation (if required by department) or by December 28, 2020: Committee observes and evaluates entire thesis project, submitting WorkflowGen form. Students whose work is deemed by the committee to be not ready by this point will likely have their graduation delayed and/or not be able to graduate with Latin Honors.

Deadlines for Spring 2021 Theses

  • November 30, 2020: Thesis proposal due. The thesis title, brief prospectus, and the committee chair must be identified (other committee members will only be listed on the final form)
  • March 21, 2021: In consultation with the committee, the student sets the date for a public presentation or oral exam, if required by the department, which must be at least two weeks before graduation.
  • At least five weeks before the public presentation (if required by department) or by April 12, 2021: Committee chair(s) must approve the thesis draft as final enough to circulate to the entire committee. Committee members then have two weeks to read the draft and require revisions. Revisions suggested later than two weeks after committee members receive the draft will be considered advisory only (i.e., not required). Students whose work is deemed by the committee chair(s) to be not ready by this point will likely have their graduation delayed and/or not be able to graduate with Latin Honors.
  • At least three weeks before the public presentation (if required by department) or by April 26, 2021: Student receives committee revision requests and begins to incorporate these.
  • At least one week before the public presentation (if required by department) or by May 10, 2021: Student submits final thesis for approval.
  • At the public presentation (if required by department) or by May 17, 2021: Committee observes and evaluates entire thesis project, submitting WorkflowGen form. Students whose work is deemed by the committee to be not ready by this point will likely have their graduation delayed and/or not be able to graduate with Latin Honors.

Deadlines for Fall 2021 Theses

  • June 28, 2021: Thesis proposal due. The thesis title, brief prospectus, and the committee chair must be identified (other committee members will only be listed on the final form)
  • November 1, 2021: In consultation with the committee, the student sets the date for a public presentation or oral exam, if required by the department, which must be at least two weeks before graduation.
  • At least five weeks before the public presentation (if required by department) or by November 22, 2021: Committee chair(s) must approve the thesis draft as final enough to circulate to the entire committee. Committee members then have two weeks to read the draft and require revisions. Revisions suggested later than two weeks after committee members receive the draft will be considered advisory only (i.e., not required). Students whose work is deemed by the committee chair(s) to be not ready by this point will likely have their graduation delayed and/or not be able to graduate with Latin Honors.
  • At least three weeks before the public presentation (if required by department) or by December 6, 2021: Student receives committee revision requests and begins to incorporate these.
  • At least one week before the public presentation (if required by department) or by December 20, 2021: Student submits final thesis for approval.
  • At the public presentation (if required by department) or by December 27, 2021: Committee observes and evaluates entire thesis project, submitting WorkflowGen form. Students whose work is deemed by the committee to be not ready by this point will likely have their graduation delayed and/or not be able to graduate with Latin Honors.