Thesis Fridays Message from Dean Caswell-Klein

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

Welcome back from fall break, seniors!

To help you make steady progress on research and writing, Butler and Wilson will be hosting “Thesis Fridays” for the remainder of the semester on Friday afternoons, 1 – 5 pm in the Mellon Library (second floor of Wu Hall).

Wilson and Butler RGSs will be there to offer support, and you can take a break for Coffee in the Commons to keep yourself going.  You are encouraged to arrive at 1 pm and stay the entire four hours – if you commit to thesis every Friday afternoon, you’ll make real progress!  As an added incentive, every Friday you sign in, you will be entered into a raffle for a special prize: dinner for two at a nice restaurant downtown.  The more Fridays you come, the more chances to win!  

All are welcome - thesis Fridays is be open to all seniors, across all colleges, so feel free to bring your senior thesis friends or collaborators regardless of college affiliation.  The raffle prize, however, is restricted to Butler/Wilson affiliates.

And don’t forget all the other fantastic support networks that are available:

·         Check out the Workshops on Independent Work, being run by the Independent Work Mentors at the Writing Center (two are happening this week!)

·         Make an appointment for an individual Writing Consultations in the Writing Center.

·         Consult the Princeton Undergraduate Research Calendar, with almost daily research oriented events.

·         Make use of the resources at the McGraw Center, where there are also individual consultations and helpful workshops.

And of course, I am available to meet at any time to talk about planning or strategy, or how your thesis is interacting with you coursework or other commitments.

Finally, a reminder about dropping courses, if you’ve realized that things are too heavy this term. Since you are Glorious Seniors you have a “Senior Hold” on your record.  That means that TigerHub won’t work for you, and that you need to have my signature on the enrollment form before you drop it off at the Registrar's Office.  So, please take a moment to make sure that you don't have extraneous 4th or 5th course appearing on your Degree Progress report that you don't want to have there. 

If the course you want to drop is a departmental, remember that you need to get the Dept Rep's signature BEFORE I can approve the drop.  If the course you want to drop is not a departmental, just stop by the Wilson College Office with the enrollment form for my signature.  I will check your degree progress and we will let you know when to pick the form up, or if there is a problem.


Take care and good luck with the rest of the semester,

Dean Caswell-Klein