Senior Thesis Information and Help

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation and beginning your senior thesis work! Honors theses are archived in the Union College Institutional Repository. Learn more about the process of submitting your completed honors thesis, the forms you and your advisor will need to provide, and how to determine access to your thesis through our information below.

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Permission & Submission Form

The official Union College honors thesis copyright & permission form.

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Frequently asked questions from both students and advisors.

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Institutional Repository

View over 2,500 past senior theses papers online.

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Library Process for Publishing Honors Theses:

General Instructions

Regulations from the Dean of Studies on format, title page, abstract and more.

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Department Honors Requirements

Requirements from the College catalog.

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Nomination Form

(from Academic Affairs)

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Format Specifications and Guidelines

Permission & Submission Form

  • You must complete this permission form as well as select the matching access level when submitting your thesis.

  • Once you submit the permission form, you will be emailed a special link that will take you to continue to submit your thesis online.

  • Advisors: you will receive an email notifying you when an advisee has completed the online permission form with instructions on how to complete your approval and sign off on the student's access choice.

Fill out permission forM & Submit Thesis

Choosing an Access Option

If you wish to opt out from publishing your honors thesis, please note that you must still submit it here.

See how to choose an access option

Submission Instructions

Instructions for submitting your Thesis to the Institutional Repository.

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Past Thesis

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Questions and Contact

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Information for Advisors and Administrative Assistants

Nomination Form

Nomination for departmental honors, from Academic Affairs.

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Frequently asked questions from administrative assistants.

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