University Scholar Timeline

Prospective University Scholars

Wed. April 11, 2018: Information session for current sophomores (First-year students also welcome!) (3:35-4:25 pm, Laurel 302)
Thurs. April 12, 2018: Information session for current sophomores (First-year students also welcome!) (5-6 pm, Laurel 302)
Summer 2018: Contact at least one faculty member to discuss ideas for your project and read relevant scholarship
Mon. Sept. 10, 2018: Letter of Intent due (no later than midnight, via Qualtrics survey)
Tues. Sept. 18, 2018: University Scholar Proposal Preparation Workshop (4-5 pm,  MCHU 305)
Wed. Sept. xx, 2018: Joint Office of Undergraduate Research & University Scholar workshop: Exploring Research Opportunities in the Social Sciences and Humanities, (5-6 pm TBD) Sophomores and first years especially welcome.
Fri. Nov. 2, 2018: University Scholar application due no later than 4:00 p.m., Rowe 419.  (Including one copy of University Scholar Faculty Evaluation Form, in a sealed and signed envelope)
Fri. Dec. 21, 2018: Applicants will be notified of Selection Committee’s decision

Newly Selected University Scholars

Jan. 30, 2019: Mandatory orientation meeting, McHugh 106, 3:35-4:25 p.m.
Feb. 4, 2019: Preliminary Plan of Study due in Rowe 419
Feb. 4, 2019: Email a 100-word description of your University Scholar Project and brief bio to be used for publicity purposes

Current University Scholars

Sept. 17, 2018: Fall Frontiers Poster Exhibition Application opens. Application due by Oct. 8 (seniors are required to present at either the Fall or Spring Frontiers Poster Exhibition)
Oct. 24, 2018: Fall Frontiers in Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibition at Wilbur Cross, 5-7 pm
Feb. 4, 2019: Final Plan of Study Form due for seniors planning on graduating in May or August 2019.
Feb. 25, 2019: Frontiers Poster Exhibition Application opens; application due by March 15 (seniors are required to present at either the Fall or Spring Poster Exhibition)
March xx, 2018: Fill out brief bio for Medals presentation
April 12-13, 2019: Frontiers in Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibition at Wilbur Cross
May 3, 2019: University Scholar Project with Project Approval and Committee Confirmation form (and Honors Scholar Thesis Approval form, if applicable) due for graduating seniors. The University Scholar Program follows the same extension policies as the Honors Program
Saturday, May 4, 2019: Medals Ceremony