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Honors Thesis Guide

Submitting Your Honors Thesis

By the last day of instruction of the semester in which you are graduating, you must:

  1. Submit an electronic copy of your thesis in PDF format to
  2. Submit your thesis completion form with all required signatures to the UHP offices in 390 Northrop. You may submit separate forms if you are unable to obtain all required signatures on the same form.

When you submit your thesis via email, please include the following information:

  • Full name
  • 7-digit U of M ID number
  • Title of thesis
  • Major in which you are completing your thesis
  • Level of Latin honors you plan to graduate with (summa, magna, or cum laude)
  • Intended term of graduation

Submit your thesis to the Digital Conservancy for easy access and long-term preservation.

How to Create a PDF Document

  • On a Mac: From the print dialog, select the PDF option from the lower left-hand corner. Or, from Microsoft Word, select "Save As" and change the format to PDF.
  • On a Windows PC: From Microsoft Word, select "Save As" and change the file type to PDF.

Combine Multiple PDFs

Your thesis should be submitted as one singular file. Multiple PDF documents can be combined using Adobe Acrobat Pro (available in most campus computer labs). You can also use a free online tool such as SmallPDF. Please note: the thesis completion form should not be included in this file.

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Non-Electronic Documents

Non-electronic portions of your thesis should be scanned and included as part of your PDF. Scanners are available at the University computer labs in Coffman Memorial Union, Humphrey Center, McNeal Hall, and Walter Library.