Deadlines Seniors

Senior Deadlines and Important Dates


2022 - 2023
Department of Religion

Sept. 12th, (Mon., 12:30) Mandatory Senior Meeting – Department Lounge

September 19th Students notified of thesis adviser assignments

Before September 30th Students meet with thesis adviser

Oct. 7th, (Fri.) 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

Week of Nov. 13thMeet with Director of Undergraduate Studies to review Spring Course Selections – make appointment through Calendly
Complete Departmental Academic Planning Form (DAPF) in TigerHub

Dec. 19th Submit partial first draft (20 pages) via email to Advisor by 3:00pm

Week of January 30th Students meet with thesis adviser to discuss writing schedule for Spring

Mar. 20th Submit draft of entire thesis to adviser

April 10thSubmit two copies of thesis:
1 to Thesis Central
1 PDF to Michelle Medici 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 director of undergraduate studies in advance of the deadline. Individual advisers cannot grant extensions. For extensions beyond the University thesis deadline, students must consult their residential college Dean or Director of Studies. Late theses which have not received an approved extension will be assessed grade penalties as described in as described in the Independent Work Extension Policy and Late Penalties document.

April 19th Mandatory meeting for seniors, department lounge
(Discussion on Senior Comprehensive Examinations)

May 5th Email Senior Comprehensive Statement to Michelle Medici                     

May 8th Students receive comments from first and second readers

May 10th and 11th, (Wed. - Thurs.) Senior Comprehensive Orals (You MUST leave these dates open and unscheduled.)  Each exam allotted 90 minutes

May 29th, (Mon. 1:30-2:30) Class Day Reception

May 30th, (Tues.) Commencement Day