Honors Timeline

NOTEHonors is awarded by the College Curriculum Council based on a recommendation by Honors director in Modern Culture and Media . Honors is not awarded by the College retroactively. Students who fail to complete their thesis by the Modern Culture and Media department deadline will not receive honors, even if they complete all requirements at a later time. If a thesis is turned in late but before the end of the term, credit and a grade for the thesis work may still be granted; however, the student will not receive honors.


 

Letter of intent due to primary thesis advisor (May graduates): April 1
Acknowledgement of approval of 'letter of intent' due to MCM: April 15 (extended to May 1, 2020 due to Covid-19)

Letter of intent due to primary thesis advisor (Dec Graduates): October 1 
Acknowledgement of approval of 'letter of intent' due to MCM: October 15

The ​ LETTER OF INTENT is a prelude to your Honors Thesis proposal. This letter should​ present a brief description of your thesis​ project. The​ description should be only a paragraph or two in length​ and provide your reader with a sense of your topic and your plans for beginning your work. (The Letter of Intent is not a substitute for the thesis proposal, which you will submit in the fall (may grads) or spring (december grads). 


May 2021 Graduate Deadlines 

  • April 1, 2020 - Junior concentrator submits Letter of Intent to faculty advisor, serving as their Primary Thesis Advisor in 6th semester. 
  • April 15, 2020- Send approval email from your Primary Thesis Advisor and Letter of Intent to [email protected] and [email protected].
  • Fall 2020 Pre-registration - Student will be notified of approval and that they may proceed with pre-registration in MCM1980.  ​ 
  • September 9, 2020- Student submits formal Honors Proposal by 1st day of classes of the 7th semester
  • September 16, 2020 - Student notified of approval of honors proposal
  • October 15, 2020 - Student submits name of 2nd reader to Hannah Zoll
  • December 1, 2020 - First Chapter/First Stage due to primary thesis advisor only. Students who meet this goal may proceed with their honors thesis. 
  • January 13 - February 2, 2021 - Student registers for MCM1990 Honors Thesis/ Project in Modern Culture and Media (Part 2)
    After January 27, student meets with Primary Thesis Advisor and Second Reader to develop timeline 
  • March 19, 2021 - First Full Draft of Thesis due to Primary Thesis Advisor and Second Reader
  • March 26, 2021 - Final Thesis due to Primary Thesis Advisor, Second Reader, and Hannah Zoll ([email protected])
  • April 2, 2021- Primary Thesis Advisor and Second Reader Reports due to MCM (submit through google form
  • April 9, 2021 - MCM Report due to Registrar's office recommending students to graduate "with honors" + student notified of honors status by MCM
  • May 2, 2021 - Student receives diploma indicating degree with honors!!!


December 2021 Graduate Deadlines

  • October 1, 2020 - As a junior concentrator, submit your Letter of Intent to your Primary Thesis Advisor in 6th semester. Once you get approval from the faculty member that will serve as your Primary Thesis Advisor, please forward approval email and Letter of Intent to Director of Honors by October 15 to [email protected] and the Program Coordinator, [email protected] 
  • November TBD, 2020 - Honors Director will contact student to confirm pre-registration in MCM1970. (end of pre-registration period) 
  • January 20, 2021 - Student submits formal Honors Proposal by 1st day of classes of the 7th semester.
  • February 2, 2021 - Student is notified if their honors proposal is approved (Last day to add a course without a fee)
  • March 15, 2021 - Student submits name of 2nd reader to Hannah Zoll
  •  May 1, 2021 -  First chapter/first stage due (students who meet goal may proceed with honors thesis) 
  • Beginning of Fall 2021 term TBD -  Student registers for MCM1990 Honors Thesis/Project in Modern Culture and Media (Part 2)
  •  TBD, student meets with Primary Thesis Advisor and Second Reader to develop timeline
  • November 1, 2021 -  First Full Draft of Thesis due to Primary Thesis Advisor and Second Reader
  • December 1, 2021 - Final thesis or Final creative project due to Primary Thesis Advisor
  • January 3, 2022 - Primary Thesis Advisor and 2nd Reader Reports due to Honors director 

May 2022 Graduate Deadlines* 

*All dates are subject to change due to the evolving public health issues surrounding COVID-19.

  • June 30, 2021 - Junior concentrator submits Letter of Intent to faculty advisor, serving as their Primary Thesis Advisor in 6th semester. 
  • June 30, 2021- Send approval email from your Primary Thesis Advisor and Letter of Intent to [email protected] and [email protected].
  • By July 13, 2021 - Student will be notified of approval and that they may proceed with pre-registration in MCM1980.  ​ 
  • September 8, 2021- Student submits formal Honors Proposal by 1st day of classes of the 7th semester
  • TBD - Student notified of approval of honors proposal
  • October 15, 2021 - Student submits name of 2nd reader to Hannah Zoll
  • December 1, 2021 - First Chapter/First Stage due to primary thesis advisor only. Students who meet this goal may proceed with their honors thesis. 
  • TBD (typically January/February) - Student registers for MCM1990 Honors Thesis/ Project in Modern Culture and Media (Part 2)
    After registration ends, student meets with Primary Thesis Advisor and Second Reader to develop timeline 
  • March 15, 2022 - First Full Draft of Thesis due to Primary Thesis Advisor and Second Reader
  • April 15, 2022 - Final Thesis due to Primary Thesis Advisor, Second Reader, and Hannah Zoll ([email protected])
  • April 22, 2022 - Primary Thesis Advisor and 2nd Reader Reports due to MCM (submit through google form) 
  • May 1, 2022 - MCM Report due to Registrar's office recommending students to graduate "with honors" + student notified of honors status by MCM
  • TBD - Student receives diploma indicating degree with honors. Commencememnt 2022 date TBD.