Timelines

This is a rough timeline of the important events and deadlines to be aware of during the academic year. At the bottom are sections detailing the two cornerstone projects in the Fundamentals program, the Junior Paper and the Senior Exams. Mark your calendars and be prepared!

Autumn Quarter

  • Week 1 or 2: Welcome-back reception
  • Weeks 2–3: Review Conferences for students in their 3rd/4th year
  • Week 6: Junior Paper orientation
  • Before Week 8: 4th-years must meet with college advisor

Winter Quarter

  • Week 2 or 3: Fundamentals faculty meeting
  • Week 7: Senior Exam orientation
  • Before Week 8: 3rd-years must meet with college advisor

Spring Quarter

  • Week 2: Junior Papers due
  • Week 2 or 3: Power of Books colloquium
  • End of Week 4: Fundamentals applications due
  • Week 6–7: Senior exams administered over the weekend
  • Week 7: Results of admissions announced
  • Before Week 8: 2nd-years must meet with college advisor
  • Week 10: End-of-year picnic

Junior Paper Deadlines and Timetable

Autumn Quarter

  • Week 6: Attend the JP orientation
  • Week 8: Establish your text, topic, and advisor
  • Week 10: Submit the completed JP proposal

Winter Quarter

  • Week 1: Submit provisional outline of the paper
  • Week 3: Sign up for FNDL 29901; JP Seminar #1
  • Week 5: JP Seminar #2
  • Week 7: JP Seminar #3
  • Week 8: First draft of JP due to advisor and program coordinator
  • Week 9: JP Seminar #4
  • Week 10: Second draft of JP due to advisor and program coordinator

Spring Quarter

  • Week 2: Submit finished JP to the program coordinator

Senior Exams Timetable

Winter Quarter

  • Week 1: Submit your list of 6 texts
  • Week 7: Senior Exams orientation

Spring Quarter

  • Week 1: Submit your revised Question Statement
  • Week 3: Sign up for FNDL 29902
  • Week 6: Examination period begins on Friday and ends on Monday
  • Week 7: Exams due at 9:00 Monday morning