This timeline is designed for a student who begins the thesis process in fall term of their junior year and completes the project — and graduates — 18 months later, in June. Students who are graduating mid-year should adjust the timeline accordingly.
Important Note on Commencement & thesis completion: students can finish their thesis later than the June Commencement. Those students can still walk during Commencement. However, if you wish to be designated a spring graduate, you must adhere to the schedule above, finishing everything by June 25th. The registrar switches over to “summer” grad designations soon after that. To repeat, to be considered a spring grad, June 25th is your thesis completion deadline.