September 15 Last Day of Drop/Add Period — Honors applications due by this day and Honors 410 (or departmental research course) registration completed
September 26 Honors Committee form due to the Honors Mailbox, BC 119.
October 16
Honors Colloquium & Reception in Mead Hall, Founder’s Room at 6:00 p.m.
November 11
Honors Committee Chair will assign Honors Thesis Chairs for student defenses. The chairs will be selected from the Honors Committee.
On or Before December 5
Meeting of full thesis committee (student, thesis advisor, and committee members) to discuss Honors candidate’s thesis proposal and schedule and determine the role of each committee member.
January 26
Draft of thesis or detailed progress report due to thesis advisor. Nature of draft or progress report should be negotiated with thesis advisor.
February 20
First draft (substantive to full) due to entire thesis committee
February 23 – March 6
The Chair of your thesis committee will invite you and your committee members to a meeting to discuss the draft of your honors thesis.
March 27
Second draft (full) of your thesis due to all members of your committee.
April 1-10 Arrange your defense. Choose a date before the last day of classes that is convenient for your committee. Call the Conference Office (Ext. 3308) to arrange a room. Fill out the Defense Announcement Form and bring it to the Honors Mailbox, BC 119.
April 13 Final draft due to all members of your committee.
April 13 – May 1
Thesis Defenses
May 5
Honors Banquet, Mead Hall, Founders Room, 6-8pm
May 8
Submit revised thesis in proper format (with 200-500 word abstract) as a PDF to the Library. You must submit the EDT form by the same time.
May 8
Petitions to convert honors to independent study due to registrar no later than today.

Questions? Email me or come to my office hours

Professor Edward Baring, Chair, Specialized Honors
Office: Gilbert 12