Deadlines Seniors

Deadlines and Important Dates for Seniors
Department of Religion

Sept. 11, (Wed., 12:30) Mandatory Undergraduate Meeting (Dept. Lounge)

Sept. 16-20, (Mon. – Fri.) Meet with Departmental Representative to discuss Senior Thesis topics –make appointment through WASE Submit Senior Worksheet (form on REL website)

Week of Sept. 30 Students notified of thesis adviser assignments

Week of Oct. 7 Students meet with thesis adviser

Oct. 21, (Mon.) Submit five-page thesis proposal to adviser

The proposal should include (at minimum):

– description of topic, scope of the project, and methodological approach you plan to take
– discussion of how your coursework at Princeton or elsewhere has prepared you to pursue the topic
– a brief survey of sources and discussion of the kinds of evidence you plan to use
– a discussion of the contribution your work will make to the existing scholarship in your area
– a preliminary bibliography
– a preliminary writing plan or chapter outline

PLEASE NOTE: Your adviser may require that you submit a revised proposal before you move to the research and writing phase.

Week of Nov. 18 Meet with Dep. Rep. to review Spring Course Selections – make appointment through WASE
Submit Area Requirement Form (form on REL website)
Complete Departmental Academic Planning Form (DAPF) in TigerHub

Dec. 12, (Thurs.) Submit partial first draft (20 pages) via email to Undergraduate Administrator by 3:00pm

Jan. 20, (Mon.) Submit draft of additional twenty pages to adviser

Feb. 17, (Mon.) Submit draft of additional twenty pages to adviser

Mar. 9, (Mon.) Submit draft of entire thesis to adviser

Apr. 13, (Mon., noon) Submit two copies of thesis:
1 to Thesis Central
1 hard copy to the Undergraduate Administrator by 12:00pm

EXTENSIONS: Extensions of independent work deadlines may be granted only under extraordinary circumstances, usually involving medical conditions, and students must petition the departmental representative in advance of the deadline. Individual advisers cannot grant extensions. For extensions beyond Dean’s date, students must consult their residential college Dean or Director of Studies.

April 29, (Wed., noon) Mandatory meeting for seniors, department lounge
(Discussion on Senior Comprehensive Examinations)

May 6, (Wed., 12-2) Department picnic, lawn outside 1879 Hall

May 8, (Fri., noon) Email Senior Comprehensive Statement to Undergraduate Administrator

May 11, (Mon.) Students receive comments from first and second readers

May 13-14, (Wed.-Thurs.) Senior Comprehensive Orals (You MUST leave these dates open and unscheduled.) Each exam allotted 90 minutes

June 1, (Mon. 1:30-2:30) Class Day Reception, Mathey College Common Room

June 2, (Tues.) Commencement Day