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2019/20 Senior Thesis Schedule Deadlines

This is the summary schedule for the senior thesis. The schedule and guidelines communicate the program's expectations at each stage of the thesis. Students are responsible for observing thesis deadlines. Please note: schedule includes deadlines for faculty advisors as well as deadlines for students.

Fall 2019

Wednesday, September 4  & Thursday, September 5
Discussion of senior theses in IS Senior Seminar (INTL 305) meetings.

Monday, September 16
Students complete and submit Senior Thesis Topic Proposal Form (see below) due in Program Office by 4pm.

Friday, September 27
Students submit thesis proposal, draft outline and bibliography. 

Monday, September 30 – Friday, October 11
Program faculty reviews thesis proposals.   Thesis proposals with comments from Program faculty will be returned to students shortly thereafter. 

Wednesday, October 9
By this date, students should have commitments from two thesis advisers

OCTOBER BREAK
(Friday, Oct. 18 - Sunday, Oct. 27)           

Tuesday, November 26
Students submit detailed outline, brief chapter summaries, and revised bibliography to each adviser and the Program Office.

Thursday, December 12
Work-in-progress presentations, 10:00 – 5:00 pm.

Spring 2020

Wednesday, January 22 – Friday, January 31
Students meet with thesis advisers to report on progress over the inter-semester break. If joint meetings are impossible, students may meet with advisers separately.   Both advisors must be consulted.  Advisers are encouraged to send progress report to the Program Director. 

Monday, February 24
Students submit a copy of thesis draft to each adviser and the Program Director.

Wednesday, March 4
Thesis advisers do their best to share comments on thesis drafts with their thesis advisees and the IS Director by this date.

SPRING BREAK
(Saturday, March 7 - Sunday, March 22)

Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27
Students schedule meetings with advisers to go over thesis draft comments. Problems and/or concerns reported to Program Director by advisers.

Friday, May 8
Students submit completed thesis to advisers and the Program Office.

Monday, May 11
Advisers do their best to return theses with comments and grade to Program Director.