Senior Year Calendar 2019-20

Thesis Options

In all cases, sign up for Senior Seminar (190) in the fall.

  1. Regular (“experimental”) thesis
    • Take 1 credit Physics 191E in the spring
    • Turn in full draft April 22, 2020 and present April 29-30, 2020
  2. Half-credit (“library”) thesis
    • Take ½ credit Physics 191L in the spring
    • Turn in full draft April 22, 2020 and present April 29-30, 2020
  3. 2 semester HMC Clinic
    • No additional thesis course is required in the spring, but instead you will prepare your thesis in the fall as part of senior seminar
    • Turn in full draft December 20, 2019 and present December 19, 2019

Fall 2019

  • Early to mid-September, 2019: senior thesis proposals due
  • Early to mid-November: major field test in physics given in-class as part of senior seminar
  • Thesis chapter drafts, an annotated bibliography, and peer reviews are due throughout the semester
  • December 11, 2019 (Wednesday, last day of classes): two thesis chapters of your choice are due
  • December 19, 2019 (Thursday of finals week): final presentations in senior seminar
  • December 20, 2019 (Friday of finals week): full thesis draft due for those participating in clinic

Spring 2020

  • February 5, 2020: For those doing clinic, bound/pdf theses are due at 5 p.m.
  • April 6, 2020: First draft of your thesis is due to your advisor
  • April 22, 2020: Full draft of your thesis is due to your advisor
  • April 29-30, 2020: Final presentations of senior theses, typically 4-6 p.m.
  • May 6, 2020: Final pdf and 2 bound copies of senior theses are due at 5 p.m.
  • ~May 6, 2020: Senior dinner, ~5 p.m.