Important: If you are a second semester senior, please click here for your Fall 2019 Communication Packet.

Welcome back!  We hope this semester will be happy and productive.

You should receive an email from your academic advisor by 12 noon on Tuesday, September 3rd. If you have not heard from them by then, please call the Social Studies office at (617) 495-2163 to receive their contact information.

In preparation for your first meeting of the year with your academic advisor, please write a short essay describing your academic interests and providing information your advisor should know in order to do a good job advising you. If you are new to this advising relationship, offer details about yourself (your background, interests, work habits). If you have already worked with your advisor, provide an update, including information that your advisor may not already have (summer experiences, changes in your family situation). Please list any questions or concerns you have, and answer the following questions: How do you hope to change and grow this year? What would make this year a success for you (however you define success)? 

Please read the attached material carefully. You are responsible for its contents. Not having read the material is not a valid excuse for not having information or knowing deadlines. 

  1. Academic Advising Memo
  2. Senior Meeting, Requirements, and Petitions Memo
  3. Senior Thesis Calendar, May 2020 Degree Candidates
  4. Policy Regarding Late Theses, PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
  5. Focus Field/Plan of Study Form (due October 8th, 2019)
  6. Focus Field/Plan of Study Checklist
  7. Senior “Unconc” Form (due October 8th, 2019)
  8. Urgent Focus Field Petition (due Friday, September 6th by 10 a.m.)

There will be a mandatory meeting about the senior year on Thursday, September 5th at 3 p.m. in WJH B1.