Undergraduate dates/deadlines

Past Events

2020-2021

Aug 28
Image of invitation with McCosh Hall and Department of English Logo
Zoom: https://princeton.zoom.us/j/93746986648 5: 15 PM

Come one and all!

Please join the

Department of English

for a
Welcome-Back Get-Together
this

Friday, August 28th at 5:15 p.m. EST

We’ll launch our summer’s
Lit Review and Podcast projects!
Virtual mingling with
the faculty and with your fellow students!
Virtual snacks will be served!
Virtual beverages will be quaffed!

Real conversation will be had despite it all... 

Join the Zoom Party

https://princeton.zoom.us/j/93746986648

2019-2020

May 31
Online via live stream 1: 00 PM

Princeton University will hold a virtual Commencement ceremony to honor the GREAT Class of 2020 on Sunday, May 31, 2020, 1 p.m. ET. Many of the University’s academic departments, programs, institutes, centers, and student organizations also are hosting virtual celebrations to honor their graduating students.

No invitation or registration is required.

View the Livestream at:

May 29
Department of English Faculty
Virtual 1: 00 PM

Department of English Class Day Celebration for graduating seniors, their family and friends. This year the event will take place virtually with invitations being sent to our English majors and faculty directly. A recording of the event and a copy of the printed Class Day Program will be posted to our website after the event concludes. If you have any questions, please contact: english@princeton.edu.

Click the link below to access the Celebration.

May 14
May 13
Apr 28
Dropbox and instructor 12: 00 PM

Junior Paper deadline for the Class of 2021.

Apr 21
Dropbox 8: 30 AM

Senior thesis deadline for the Class of 2020.

Apr 14
Professor Tamsen Wolff, Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS)
4 McCosh Hall (outer entry door B or 1) 2: 00 PM

Open House activities for Princeton Preview students and their families interested in learing more about the English major degree requirements.

Mar 13
n/a
DropBox (All day)

Prize entries are due by 11:59 PM on Monday, March 13, 2020 and should be submitted electronically in PDF format at the link following the appropriate prize below.
Please be sure your Name, PUID#, Class Year, Email, and Prize Category are indicated at the top of all submissions.

https://english.princeton.edu/undergraduate/program/undergraduate-prizes

Mar 13
SAFE (All day)

Endowed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A. Scott Berg `71 h03. The scholarship provides a stipend of up to $3,500 and is designed to meet the living, travel, or research expenses of undergraduate English majors who wish to use the summer for writing or research in connection with their Princeton independent or course work.

Feb 29
The Next Chapter: A Princeton English Alumni Panel
Kelvin Dinkins Jr. ’09, Lovia Gyarkye ’16, Lovell Holder ’09, Marlise Pierre-Wright ’12, Natalie Tung ‘18, Alex Ulyett ’11, and Jason Wu ’09
219 Aaron Burr (2nd Floor) 11: 00 AM

The Department of English welcomes back eight of our recent undergraduate alumni talk to talk about their career paths since Princeton, and how they have used skills gained in the major in the fields of publishing, medicine, law, marketing, journalism, arts management, non-profit, and film production.

First-year students and sophomores interested in learning more about careers in the Humanities are encouraged to attend.

Kindly RSVP via AddEvent.

Feb 11
Willard L. Thorp Library, 20 McCosh Hall (outer entry door #2) 6: 00 PM

Join us for an evening of reading and discovery as the Bain-Swiggett Library of Contemporary Poetry gives away over 100 books. Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. RSVP via email: mjh6@princeton.edu

Feb 07
Campus Club 9: 00 AM

Open to current undergraduate English majors.

Jan 14
Dropbox 12: 00 PM

Junior Paper draft due to Dropbox and JP instructor by 12 Noon.

Jan 10
Princeton University Press Staff
41 William Street (next to Friend Center/Wallace) 11: 30 AM

Join us for a career focused luncheon with the Princeton University Press staff. Entry-level to mid-career staff will provide insight about their daily job duties and individual career paths leading them up to their current position with the Press. Q&A to follow. Lunch provided.

Open to undergraduate students in the Humanities. Registration required via Doodle.

Sponsored by the Department of English

Dec 11
Hinds Library 7: 00 PM

Open to current and prospective English majors, department faculty, graduate students and staff.

Teams of 4 will work together to create a winter wonderland scene using baked goods, candy, icing and a little imagination. Since this is a Nailed It! inspired event, no previous baking or cookie decorating experience is required.

Dec 11
22 McCosh Hall (outer entry door #2) 8: 30 AM

2020 English concentrators, working on critical or critical creative thesis, should have 1 chapter/20 pages completed by 12 Noon on Wednesday, December 11, 2019. Hard copies must be delivered to the 22 McCosh office by the deadline.

 

Dec 06
Professor Tamsen Wolff, DUS
40 McCosh Hall (outer entry door #4) 3: 30 PM

The English Department will hold an open house for sophomores and first-year students on Friday, December 6th from 3:30-5pm in 40 McCosh Hall. The Director of Undergraduate Studies and current majors will be on hand to answer questions about spring courses, the major, and the department. Please join us for hot chocolate, cookies, and conversation. RSVP here

 

Dec 06
Hinds Library 9: 00 AM

Open to current English majors.

Nov 21
Professor Tamsen Wolff, DUS
B14 McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

2021 English majors are invited to attend an information session on applying to the Bread Loaf School of English - Lincoln College, Oxford. Lunch provided.

https://english.princeton.edu/undergraduate/program/study-abroad

Oct 17
Various
Hinds Library, B14 McCosh Hall (basement) 12: 00 PM

If you are an undergraduate student applying to a graduate program within the Humanities or just thinking about applying, we encourage you to attend this workshop. Learn about best practices for completing your application. Gain insight into what an admissions committee is looking for in an a writing sample and/or essay. Speak to graduate students about their experience visiting schools, how to juggle multiple offers and navigate deadlines. Q&A to follow.

 

RSVP to tarab@ by 10/14/19

 

2018-2019

Jun 03
Department faculty
50 McCosh Hall 1: 30 PM

Department of English Class Day Celebration for graduating seniors and their family and friends.

Apr 30
Professors Anne Cheng, Diana Fuss, and Russ Leo
106 McCormick Hall (PU Art Museum building) 5: 00 PM

Annual English Majors Colloquium for juniors, seniors and faculty. Dinner to follow.

Apr 24
Professor Tamsen Wolff, DUS
TBD 5: 00 PM

Optional senior comprehensive exam review session for graduating seniors. Refreshments provided.

Apr 18
Professor Tamsen Wolff, Director of Undergraduate Studies
40 McCosh Hall (outer entry door #4) 12: 00 PM
Attention Sophomores!

If you are ready to declare English as your major or are still trying to decide, please join us for one of our upcoming three information sessions.

  • Friday, April 5th from 9:00-10:00am
  • Friday, April 12th from 4:30-5:30pm
  • Thursday, April 18th from 12:00-1:00pm

Refreshments will be provided.

Questions?
Please contact:  tarab@

Apr 16
22 McCosh Hall (outer entry door #2) 8: 30 AM

Juniors should bring a printed copy of their junior paper (JP) to the deparment office no later than 12 Noon on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, as well as, upload a copy to Dropbox and send to their adviser (if instructed) before the deadline.

Apr 15
Professor Tamsen Wolff, DUS
4 McCosh Hall (outer entry door B) 9: 00 AM

Learn more about being an English major at Princeton. Meet with our Director of Undergraduate Studies and our current majors. Refreshments provided.

Apr 12
Professor Tamsen Wolff, Director of Undergraduate Studies
40 McCosh Hall (outer entry door #4) 4: 30 PM

Attention Sophomores!

If you are ready to declare English as your major or are still trying to decide, please join us for one of our upcoming three information sessions.

  • Friday, April 5th from 9:00-10:00am
  • Friday, April 12th from 4:30-5:30pm
  • Thursday, April 18th from 12:00-1:00pm

Refreshments will be provided.

Questions?
Please contact:  tarab@

Apr 09
Professor Tamsen Wolff, DUS
4 McCosh Hall (outer entry door B) 9: 00 AM

Learn more about being an English major at Princeton. Meet with our Director of Undergraduate Studies and current majors. Refreshments provided.

Apr 09
22 McCosh Hall (outer entry #2) 8: 30 AM

Seniors should bring their bound thesis to the deparment office no later than 12 Noon on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, as well as, upload a copy to Dropbox and send a copy to their adviser before the deadline. The Mudd Library also requires a digital copy to be uploaded by Dean's Date, May 14.

Apr 05
Professor Tamsen Wolff, Director of Undergraduate Studies
40 McCosh Hall (outer entry door #2) 9: 00 AM

Attention Sophomores!

If you are ready to declare English as your major or are still trying to decide, please join us for one of our upcoming three information sessions.

  • Friday, April 5th from 9:00-10:00am
  • Friday, April 12th from 4:30-5:30pm
  • Thursday, April 18th from 12:00-1:00pm

Refreshments will be provided.

Questions?
Please contact:  tarab@

Apr 05
n/a
See email for details. 9: 00 AM

For current English majors working for on their JPs and Senior Theses.

Mar 29
Professor Tamsen Wolff, Director of Undergraduate Studies
40 McCosh Hall (outer entry door #4) 4: 30 PM
Mar 25
Professor Michael Wood and Brian Gingrich
010 East Pyne (lower level) 7: 30 PM

Free and open to the public.

Spring course, ENG 206, Reading Literature: Fiction is hosting a screening of Michaelangelo Antonioni's Blow Up (1966). All are welcome to join and enjoy, so please don't hesitate to do so.

Feb 13
Francesca Schenker, Assistant Director of Study Abroad (OIP), Professor Bradin Cormack (English)
40 McCosh Hall (outer entry door #4) 12: 00 PM

Calling all rising juniors! If you are considering declaring either English or Comparative Literature and would like to study abroad in Fall 2019, then please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 13th for lunch and conversation. Francesca Schenker from the Office of International Programs (OIP) will go over the application requirements, upcoming deadlines and help answer your questions. Professor Bradin Cormack and past University College of London (UCL) students will also be available to answer your questions. We hope to see you there!

Feb 05
Kate Coppola
138 Lewis Library 5: 00 PM

Seniors & Juniors, Create Your Post-Graduation Roadmap

Not sure what you will be doing after graduation?  Join this workshop to learn from Career Services about how you can translate your skills as writers, researchers, critical thinkers and creative problem-solvers to jobs in a variety of industries. Refreshments will be provided.

 

Open to current undergraduate students majoring in the Humanities.

 

Feb 05
Career Services
138 Lewis Library 5: 00 PM

Not sure what you will be doing after graduation?  Join this workshop to learn from Career Services about how you can translate your skills as writers, researchers, critical thinkers and creative problem-solvers to jobs in a variety of industries. Refreshments will be provided. Open to all undergraduate students interested in or majoring in the Humanities.

 

Register here: https://princeton.joinhandshake.com/events/263142

 

Jan 14
SAFE (All day)

Endowed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A. Scott Berg `71 h03.

Dec 12
Dropbox 12: 00 PM

Department of English Senior Thesis Deadline:
20 pages and/or 1 chapter due by 12 Noon via Dropbox and to your Adviser

Dec 07
Refer to email invitation for details 9: 00 AM

All-day "Writing Boot Camp" for current English majors working on their junior paper or senior thesis. Writing Center Fellows will be hosting workshops at 10:00am for juniors (Managing Your Research Process) and at 2:00pm for seniors (Read, Write, Repeat: Strategies for Transitioning from Research to Writing).

Majors, make sure to RSVP to tarab@ if you plan to attend.

Dec 05
Jeff Nunokawa
Professor Jeff Nunokawa,
10 McCosh Hall (outer entry door A or #1, up the stairs) 7: 00 PM

Join us for an evening of laughter and tears as we celebrate the 32nd Anniversary of Top Gun.

Film screening with live commentary by Professor Jeff Nunokawa AND just added, a live performance by QUIPFIRE!

This event is free and open to the public.

Kindly RSVP here:
https://pueng.doodle.com/poll/6axcpgi5dfxnqmrf

ADD TO CALENDAR:

https://www.addevent.com/event/vG2426173

Nov 30
n/a
TBA 5: 00 PM

Department of English undergraduate majors and Ph.D. candidates celebrate Friendsgiving.

Questions? tarab@

Nov 30
Professor Tamsen Wolff and our Fall 2017 UCL students
40 McCosh Hall (outer door #4) 12: 00 PM

Princeton students entering the Department of English or the Department of Comparative Literature have the opportunity to spend the fall of junior year at University College London (UCL), the oldest and largest of the constituent colleges of the University of London. This program is a result of the combined efforts of Princeton and UCL faculty members and offers a rigorous, exciting, and rewarding program of study at a top-ranked institution in one of the world’s great capital cities.

Nov 29
Professor Tamsen Wolff and the 2018 Fellows from the Class of 2019
40 McCosh Hall (entry door #4) 12: 00 PM

In collaboration with the Bread Loaf School of English, the department offers a six-week program of study at Lincoln College, Oxford for rising seniors. Students take a course from an Oxford/Bread Loaf faculty member, choosing among a rich range of topics, from the “Margins of Medieval Literature” to “Shakespeare’s Stage” to the “Modernist Novel.” A Princeton faculty member is also on hand to guide exploration of archives and other resources preparatory to writing the senior thesis.

Nov 16
PU Press administration
41 William St 9: 30 AM

Join the Princeton University staff for an in-depth discussion on career paths in publishing. Learn how their current entry-level employees landed the job. Preview an upcoming infographic of the life cycle of a book. Tour the facility. Stay for Q&A.

This is event is open to current undergraduate English majors,

RSVPs required via Doodle.

Questions? Contact tarab@

Sep 20
Professor Tamsen Wolff
4 McCosh Hall (outer entry door B) 5: 30 PM

Information session for all current English seniors led by DUS, Professor Tamsen Wolff.

Sep 20
Professor Tamsen Wolff, DUS
4 McCosh Hall (outer entry door B) 4: 30 PM

Information session for all current English juniors led by DUS, Professor Tamsen Wolff.

Sep 11
See email invitation for details. 5: 00 PM
Sep 10
Professor Jeff Dolven, Acting Chair; Professor Tamsen Wolff, Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS); Undergraduate Advisory Council (UAC)
Frick Chemistry Lab Atrium, 20 Washington Rd 10: 00 AM

https://path.princeton.edu/orientation/academic-expo

This event, held on the second Monday of Orientation week, is organized to highlight academic departments and resources before first-year students enroll in classes. The Academic Expo brings together the many outstanding departments and programs that Princeton has to offer and encourages first-year students to explore courses and consider various academic options.

 

Jan 15
Dropbox 12: 00 PM

Department of English Junior Paper Deadline:
10 pages due by 12 Noon via Dropbox and to your Adviser

2017-2018

Jun 04
Princeton University, Department of English Faculty
50 McCosh Hall (outer entry door #5) 1: 30 PM

Join us, as we celebrate the Class of 2018, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. -  McCosh 50 for the presentation of prize awards and class memories. Family and friends are encouraged to attend. Refreshments to follow in the McCosh courtyard. Rain or shine.

General admission. RSVPs not required.

May 17
10 McCosh Hall (Entry 1 or A) 9: 00 AM
May 16
10 McCosh Hall (Entry 1 or A) 9: 00 AM
Apr 24
9: 00 AM 9: 00 AM

Please see your advisor for instructions and deadline information.

Apr 24
(All day) (All day)
ENGLISH, Sophomore Advising Sign-In Schedule - 2018 (Class of 2020)
DateTimeRoomProfessor
Tuesday, April 1012:00 - 1:15B52 McCosh HallChihaya, Sarah
Wednesday, April 1112:00 - 2:0044a McCosh HallStewart, Susan
 12:30 - 20047 McCosh HallWolff, Tamsen
Apr 18
(All day) (All day)
ENGLISH, Sophomore Advising Sign-In Schedule - 2018 (Class of 2020)
DateTimeRoomProfessor
Tuesday, April 1012:00 - 1:15B52 McCosh HallChihaya, Sarah
Wednesday, April 1112:00 - 2:0044a McCosh HallStewart, Susan
 12:30 - 20047 McCosh HallWolff, Tamsen
Apr 17
(All day) (All day)
ENGLISH, Sophomore Advising Sign-In Schedule - 2018 (Class of 2020)
DateTimeRoomProfessor
Tuesday, April 1012:00 - 1:15B52 McCosh HallChihaya, Sarah
Wednesday, April 1112:00 - 2:0044a McCosh HallStewart, Susan
 12:30 - 20047 McCosh HallWolff, Tamsen
Apr 16
40 McCosh Hall (outer entry door #4) 11: 00 AM

Princeton Previews Open House information session for admitted students and their parents. 

Apr 13
(All day) (All day)
ENGLISH, Sophomore Advising Sign-In Schedule - 2018 (Class of 2020)
DateTimeRoomProfessor
Tuesday, April 1012:00 - 1:15B52 McCosh HallChihaya, Sarah
Wednesday, April 1112:00 - 2:0044a McCosh HallStewart, Susan
 12:30 - 20047 McCosh HallWolff, Tamsen
Apr 11
(All day) (All day)
ENGLISH, Sophomore Advising Sign-In Schedule - 2018 (Class of 2020)
DateTimeRoomProfessor
Tuesday, April 1012:00 - 1:15B52 McCosh HallChihaya, Sarah
Wednesday, April 1112:00 - 2:0044a McCosh HallStewart, Susan
 12:30 - 20047 McCosh HallWolff, Tamsen
Apr 10
22 McCosh Hall (outer entry door #2) 12: 00 PM

Tuesday, April 10th @ 12 Noon is the deadline for all English seniors to hand in their Senior Theses. You may drop them off earlier than the deadline during normal office hours, M-Th, 8:30am-4:45pm and F, 8:30am-4:30pm. If you have any questions, please contact your Thesis Advisor our the DUS, Sophie Gee (sgee@).

Apr 10
(All day) (All day)
ENGLISH, Sophomore Advising Sign-In Schedule - 2018 (Class of 2020)
DateTimeRoomProfessor
Tuesday, April 1012:00 - 1:15B52 McCosh HallChihaya, Sarah
Wednesday, April 1112:00 - 2:0044a McCosh HallStewart, Susan
 12:30 - 20047 McCosh HallWolff, Tamsen
Apr 09
Autumn Womack, Anne Cheng and Susan Stewart
40 McCosh Hall (outer entry door #4) 11: 00 AM

Princeton Previews Open House information session for admitted students and their parents. 

Apr 06
TBA 9: 00 AM

Open to current Department of English Juniors.

Mar 27
Professors Anne Cheng, Sarah Chihaya and Autumn Womack
40 McCosh Hall (outer entry door #4) 12: 00 PM

Open to sophomores interested in learning more about becoming an English Major.

Refreshments provided.

 

Mar 13
Professor Zahid Chaudhary
Louis Simpson, Room A60 (Davis International Center Office of International Programs) 12: 00 PM

Information Session for Fall 2018:

Fall Semester at University College, London

Princeton students entering the Department of English or the Department of Comparative Literature have the opportunity to spend the fall of junior year at University College London (UCL), the oldest and largest of the constituent colleges of the University of London. This program is a result of the combined efforts of Princeton and UCL faculty members and offers a rigorous, exciting, and rewarding program of study at a top-ranked institution in one of the world’s great capital cities.

Feb 05
8: 00 AM 8: 00 AM

Endowed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer A. Scott Berg `71 h03.

2015-2016

May 31
Princeton University 8: 00 AM
Apr 18
010 East Pyne (lower level) 5: 00 PM

2014-2015

Jun 02
Princeton University (All day)
Jun 01
McCosh 50 (Entry Door 5) 1: 30 PM

2013-2014

Sep 09
Frick Chemistry Lab 9: 00 AM

2012-2013

Jun 04
n/a (All day)
Jun 03
McCosh 50 1: 30 PM

Reception to follow -- McCosh Courtyard

May 16
May 15
n/a (All day)
May 15
May 07
n/a 4: 00 PM
May 06
n/a (All day)
May 03
n/a (All day)
Apr 18
22 McCosh Hall 4: 00 PM
Apr 10
10 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM
The topic of the colloquium this year is "Literature and Madness" (chosen by the students) and Michael Wood, Daphne Brooks, Zahid Chaudhary and Bill Gleason have graciously agreed to speak.
Apr 09
28 McCosh Hall 4: 30 PM

Refreshments will be served afterwards.  Come chat with other majors.

SOPHOMORE SIGN-IN TIMES:

APRIL 16-18TUESDAY - THURSDAY10:00-12:00; 1:30-4:30
APRIL 22            MONDAY                               10:00-12:00
APRIL 23-24TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY10:00-122:00; 1:30-4:30

 

Apr 02
22 McCosh Hall 12: 00 PM

Senior Thesis Due - Two Copies, one bound, one unbound, no binders (approximately 80 pages).  Due in English Office 22 McCosh by noon.

Mar 25
n/a (All day)
Mar 18
n/a (All day)
Mar 11
n/a (All day)
Feb 04
n/a (All day)
Jan 16
n/a (All day)
Jan 15
22 McCosh Hall (All day)

NEITHER YOUR ADVISOR NOR THE DEPARTMENTAL REPRESENTATIVE IS EMPOWERED TO GRANT EXTENSIONS.
LATE JPS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE DEAN OF YOUR RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE AND YOUR ADVISOR IS TO BE NOTIFIED.

Jan 08
22 McCosh Hall (All day)

NEITHER YOUR ADVISOR NOR THE DEPARTMENTAL REPRESENTATIVE IS EMPOWERED TO GRANT EXTENSIONS.
LATE JPS MUST BE APPROVED BY THE DEAN OF YOUR RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE AND YOUR ADVISOR IS TO BE NOTIFIED.

Jan 07
n/a (All day)
Jan 07
n/a (All day)
Dec 17
n/a (All day)
Dec 14
n/a (All day)
Dec 13
22 McCosh Hall (All day)
Nov 22
n/a (All day)
Oct 22
n/a (All day)

Midterms

Oct 11
22 McCosh Hall (All day)
JP topic sheet due.
Oct 10
22 McCosh Hall (All day)
Topic sheet-proposed thesis topic, brief description including reading list, submitted with advisor's signature.