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Thesis & Departmental Honors Students

Submitting your Thesis


BEFORE YOU BEGIN: To complete the submission of your thesis, you will need: 

  • a digital copy of your thesis, in pdf format, on your local computer
  • your abstract (if any) available to type or paste into the form
  • the correct spelling of the name of your advisor(s)

To submit your thesis, you will need to do two things: 1) upload the pdf version of your thesis to the Wellesley College Digital Scholarship and Archive, the College's Institutional Repository service, and 2) email the pdf version of your thesis to all oral examination committee members. The identical version should be used for both steps. This version is considered to be the final version unless any revisions are required. 

Step 1: Upload your thesis by the deadline (noon on Wednesday, May 6, 2020):

  1. Go to the following link in any web browser. 
  2. Log in using your Wellesley Domain Name and Password.
  3. Follow the instructions on the form and fill in all applicable fields. Your name will automatically be entered.
  4. When you get to the Upload Full Text option, select Upload File From Your Computer. A Choose File button will appear; click this button to navigate to and select the main thesis pdf file on your computer.
  5. You may upload any other supporting files by clicking the box by Additional Files.
  6. Click Submit.

Step 2: Email the identical version of your thesis to all oral examination committee members by the deadline (noon on May 6, 2020)

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Explore the Institutional Repository

Find past theses

Theses from 2012 and after are available online in Wellesley's institutional repository. Browse theses by year or department or search them by keyword through the Advanced Search. You can contact the Archives to make an appointment to view theses written before 2012.

All theses (currently over 4,000) are listed in the Library catalog. Use the Advanced Search to add a keyword to the search to find topics of interest.