Important Information About Thesis Registration

From: Susan Krajewski <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 11:26 AM
To: Susan Krajewski <>
Subject: Important Information About Thesis Registration

Dear Honors Candidate:

We are only two weeks away from the Thesis Registration deadline so I wanted to reach out with some last minute reminders.

First, the Thesis Registration links will open on Tuesday, April 20th at 8:00am and they will close on Wednesday, April 21st at 4pm.  You must upload and register your Honors thesis by 4pm on April 21st. 

Honors candidates have a special link in their Academics bucket in WesPortal called Honors Candidacy Status.  Currently when you click on that link, it shows the department(s) you are pursuing honors in, your tutor(s), and the readers who will evaluate your work. If any of that information is inaccurate please contact me immediately.  When the Thesis Registration link opens on April 20th, you will see a Submit Thesis button in the My Honors panel at the top of the screen.  Click that button to begin the registration process.  Please understand that the entire process does take some time, so we recommend that you begin the registration process no later than 3:30pm on April 21st to ensure you will complete all the necessary steps before the 4pm deadline.

If you are an artist or filmmaker who will not upload a written work in the Honors Management System, you can still submit a Thorndike Application to offset some of your expenses.  This year each student is entitled to a $60 reimbursement.  Students who upload a written work will automatically receive the $60 credit and do not need to apply.  Artists and filmmakers can access the Thorndike Application here and you must send it to me via email by the registration deadline to receive that funding.

Due to the ongoing covid situation, personal copies will not be ordered or bound as part of the registration process this year.  Students who wish to order bound personal copies for themselves, their families or their tutors, can do so via Thesis on Demand using this link. This service is offered by the same bookbindery that we use for our institutional copies.  You can use this link at any time to order extra copies in the future.  I will be responsible for binding the required copy for Olin Library and any department copies that are necessary.  Those will automatically be accounted for and calculated during the registration process. When requesting personal copies, if you want your thesis to match what Wesleyan binds, then select a black cover with gold lettering on the spine.  You are free to choose any colors you wish.

Good luck as you wrap up your thesis work.  Please contact me if you have any questions.  And remember, you can always go to this link for last-minute tips on preparing your thesis for registration.

Best–Susan Krajewski, Honors Coordinator

Senior Thesis Writing Retreat – 3/21

Join the Writing Workshop and fellow senior thesis writers at our final Senior Thesis Writing Retreat this Sunday, March 21! Pop into the Shapiro Center (116 Mt. Vernon St.) or Zoom (via our Slack) anytime between 1-4pm eastern for an afternoon of productivity, support, and snacks. We’ll treat the first five writers who RSVP to a smoothie/coffee on Sunday!

March Senior Thesis Retreat Flyer for event on March 21st

Continuing Writing Workshop Support for Senior Thesis Writers

The Writing Workshop’s support for senior thesis writers continues as we move toward the end of the semester! Apply for a Thesis Mentor by noon EST on December 9, and we’ll do our best to pair you with an experienced peer tutor who will meet with you biweekly throughout the spring to read drafts, provide accountability, and be your cheerleader.

Our second Thesis Writers Retreat is this Friday (November 13), so stop by the Labyrinth Tent in person or join via our Slack remotely between 1 – 4 p.m. for workshops on writing while researching and plenty of time to work and consult with Workshop staff. RSVP here. Our Wednesday night write-ins also continue through the end of the semester. Join us in Olin’s Devlin Room before the break or on the Slack anytime between 8 – 10 p.m. EST on Wednesdays.

Feel free to email Ford Fellow Naomi Glascock at with any questions!

Preparing for Your Thesis Virtual Info Session Recording Now Available! 4/16

Flyer for Preparing for Your Thesis Virtual Info Session

Preparing for Your Thesis Virtual Info Session Recording

Honors-Thesis Info Session Handout

Many thanks to our panelists:

  • Tanesha Leathers, Dean for the Class of 2021, Office of Academic Advancement
  • Susan Krajewski, Senior Associate Registrar, Registrar’s Office
  • Jennifer Rose, Professor of the Practice in the Center for Pedagogical Innovation and the Quantitative Analysis Center, Director of the Center for Pedagogical Innovation , Director of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
  • Lori Gruen, William Griffin Professor of Philosophy, Professor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Professor in Science in Society, Coordinator for Animal Studies
  • Andrew White, Caleb T. Winchester University Librarian, Olin Library
  • Kendall Hobbs, Research Librarian and Coordinator of Research Services, Olin Library
  • Bonnie Solivan, Academic Technologist, Information Technology Services (ITS)

Preparing for Your Thesis Virtual Info Session – This Friday (4/3/20)


Preparing for Your Thesis Virtual Info Session

Friday, April 3, 2020, 3pm – 4pm, EST

Join representatives from the faculty, Office of the Registrar, Olin Library, the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and the Office of Academic Advancement/Class Deans to discuss how to prepare for pursuing a thesis next academic year.

The info session will be offered online through Zoom, and you will be emailed the session access information after you submit your RSVP:

We understand not every student interested in the session will be available to participate at the designated time. The session will be recorded and posted online for students to access before the end of the semester.

You may contact Dean Leathers at if you have any questions or concerns about your RSVP and/or the scheduled session.

We look forward to hosting you on April 3rd!

Dean Leathers


Notes from Your Class Dean: Working Together for the Remainder of Spring 2020


I hope this message finds you well as I know we are all living in strange and challenging times. Even so, I am hopeful that we will get through this together. In the spirit of hope and action, I have outlined my plans to support you in the days and weeks ahead.

Emails & Other Communication

You’re probably inundated with emails right now, and I promise that I will try my best only to send emails that apply to the majority of students in the Class of 2021. Additionally, I encourage you to check the Class of 2021 blog for other useful updates and information from different campus units. My hope is that the junior class blog will be a hub for information and resources that support you for the immediate future and beyond.

Email is the quickest way for me to get in touch with all of you, and for you to get in touch with me, but I’m open to other platforms that will help me to communicate effectively and efficiently as well (e.g. Moodle, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok). Don’t hesitate to forward along any suggestions you have! Sadly, I can’t promise I will pursue every recommendation, but any suggestion you send me will get a fair and thoughtful review.

Office Hours & One-on-One Meetings

Given that Wesleyan is implementing a distance learning model for the remainder the semester and in an effort to improve and maintain my own health, I am no longer hosting in-person drop-in hours or appointments for this academic year. However, I’m still working and accessible.

Moving forward, I will host 30-minute, virtual meetings by appointment, and I will resume my drop-in hours on a virtual platform starting March 23rd continuing through the end of the semester. Please bear with me as I pursue virtual options to meet the needs of students in the junior class.

You may schedule appointments and drop-ins through my Google calendar:

All of my drop-ins and appointments will provide captions to make them more accessible and they will be hosted through Google Hangouts Meet until further notice. Additionally, all times listed are based on Eastern Standard Time (EST).

There’s no doubt in my mind that we’ll hit some bumps in the road (slow internet connectivity; delayed appointments for one reason or another; beloved siblings/children, pets or other sounds of life distracting us in the background, etc.), but I am dedicated to working through the challenges ahead to assist you as best as I can. Given that, I ask for a little grace during this season and I will be sure to extend it to you in kind.

Info Sessions & Workshops

My colleagues and I are putting our heads and resources together to offer virtual content we either initially planned to offer in person sometime this semester or have identified as a useful resource given our new normal.

On tap is a collaborative session on preparing for a thesis and the honors process, and I’ve started talks with a colleague about offering a session to give students a more robust introduction to the Zoom app/platform. Details on both are forthcoming!

I’m not sure what the future holds, but I will continue doing my best to provide you all with guidance and support as long as I serve as your class dean.

Please be safe, and do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns moving forward.

Take gentle care,

Dean Leathers