Senior Thesis Deadlines: Class of 2021

In the preparation of your honors essay, please observe the following deadlines. If by the nature of your work you must deviate from the date for the submission of completed work, it is your responsibility to have secured the permission of your thesis advisor and of the Latinx & Latin American Studies (LLAS) Program. If you have any questions about these deadlines, please discuss them with your advisor or with the Department Chair, Rick Lopez.

Fri Sept 4, 2020:  Proposal Due

One page proposal, submitted via the LLAS’s website by 4:00 p.m. 

Mon Nov 30, 2020:  Submission Due

One completed chapter, précis, and bibliography to be given to thesis advisor. 

Tues Feb 16, 2021:  First Draft Due

First complete draft due to the thesis advisor.  Shortly after this date, Eva M Diaz, LLAS’s office administrator, will begin coordinating students and faculty schedules in order to assign reading committees and schedule oral examinations.  To do so, she will need each student’s (1) thesis title; (2) time availability (via Doodle poll); and (3) the names of two potential thesis readers. If you have not already spoken to someone who has agreed to be a reader, the department will assign them to you.                                                         

Tues March 23, 2021:  Thesis Due  

Students are responsible for delivering copies of their thesis to their advisor and readers before 2:00 p.m.  The Registrar’s office has formatting and submission guidelines, including a mandatory cover sheet indicating the student’s preferences for the thesis’s distribution. 

April 12-16, 2021:  Oral Examinations

Oral examinations, each an hour-long, will be scheduled, according to faculty and student availability, over these 10 days.   

TBA:  FINAL SUBMISSION to Registrar/LLAS

Students will be responsible to incorporate the changes or corrections in their theses suggested during the oral examination and to submit final, corrected copies, both bound and electronic, to the Registrar’s office (the official college copy) and to Eva M Diaz in the LLAS Office.  All copies should include the cover sheet with the student’s distribution preferences. 

Electronic copies should be submitted as a PDF attachment to

(1) Registrar copy (login required)

(2) Eva M Diaz (LLAS copy)

Please check with your advisor to see if they* would like a copy (i.e., a third copy) and, if so, their preferred format (bound or electronic).

 Please Note:  It is essential for all to observe these deadlines in order for the Department to meet the College’s deadlines for prize recommendations, Latin honors recommendations, and final grades.

Senior Thesis Deadlines: Class of 2021E

In the preparation of your honors essay, please observe the following deadlines. If by the nature of your work you must deviate from the date for the submission of completed work, it is your responsibility to have secured the permission of your thesis advisor and of the Latinx & Latin American Studies (LLAS) Program. If you have any questions about these deadlines, please discuss them with your advisor or with the Department Chair, Rick Lopez.

Fri Jan 24, 2020: Proposal Due

One page proposal, submitted via the LLAS website by 4:00 p.m.:

Mon April 23, 2020: Submission Due

One completed chapter, précis, and bibliography to be given to thesis advisor.

Tues Sept  29, 2020: First Draft Due

First complete draft due to the thesis advisor.

Shortly after this date, Eva M Diaz, LLAS office administrator, will begin coordinating students and faculty schedules in order to assign reading committees and schedule oral examinations. To do so, she will need each student’s (1) thesis title; (2) time availability (via Doodle poll); and (3) the names of two potential thesis readers. If you have not already spoken to someone who has agreed to be a reader, the department will assign them for you.

Tues Nov 3, 2020: Thesis Due

Students are responsible for delivering copies of their thesis to their advisor and readers before 2:00 p.m. The Registrar’s office has formatting and submission guidelines, including a mandatory cover sheet indicating the student’s preferences for the thesis’s distribution:

Registrars Office Thesis Guide

Nov 23 – Nov 27, 2020 Oral Examinations 

Oral examinations, each an hour-long, will be scheduled, according to faculty and student availability, over these 10 days.