Honors Research: Important Dates and Deadlines

For information on formatting and submitting your thesis, visit Thesis Guidelines on the Archives and Special Collections page of the Library.

Stage Fall-WS-Spring WS-Spring-Fall Spring-Fall-WS
Discuss plans with potential advisors WSP Jr. year Early Fall Jr. year Early Fall Jr. year
Application to Biology Department 3rd Mon. in WSP Second Friday in Oct. 3rd Mon. in WSP
Notification of acceptance before Spring break 10 days later 10 days later
Presentation of research plan 1st, 2nd or 3rd Fri. in Oct. 1st/2nd Fri. in Mar. 1st/2nd Fri. in Mar.
Introduction and References due Monday, Fall Exam Reading Pd. Spring Reading Pd. Monday, Spring Exam Reading Pd.
1st complete draft to advisor 2nd Monday following Spring Break 2nd Monday after Fall Break Monday, 2nd wk of WSP
Posters mounted and on display 8 am Thursday penultimate week of class Spring term 8 am Thursday penultimate week of class Spring term 8 am Thursday penultimate week of class Spring term
Poster presentation of thesis Friday pm, penultimate week of classes Spring term Friday pm, penultimate week of class, Spring term Friday pm penultimate week of class in Spring term
2nd complete draft to second reader Monday last week of classes Monday last week of class Thursday, 3rd week of WSP
Final draft to advisor Friday, final exam week Friday, final exam week 1st day Spr. Semester
Final copy of thesis 5 pm last day of final exams spring semester (technical office, Sawyer Library) 5 pm last day of final exams, spring semester 5 pm last day of final exams, spring semester