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Thesis & Departmental Honors Students


Writing an honors thesis or pursuing other honors work? This guide is for you! LTS is here to help you at every point along the way, from managing your citations to submitting your work to the Wellesley College Digital Repository. Your subject specialists can help you find sources, navigate databases, or wrangle your data. And don't forget to take a break

This guide is a work in progress. We welcome your suggestions! Please check back throughout the year for updates. 



Thesis Festival 2022!

ThesisFest 2022 logo superimposed over archival image of Wellesley students studying on the academic quad


Clapp Library hosts an annual Thesis Festival for senior thesis students. This year's event took place on October 24, 2022 in the Brackett Lounge on the 2nd Floor of Clapp. Approximately 80 students (nearly two-thirds of thesising students) attended to learn about about available resources and services, connect with LTS staff, and chat with other thesis students in a fun and celebratory atmosphere. Activities included:

  • Creating decorations for thesis carrels
  • Listening to and creating thesis playlists 
  • Connecting with dedicated research librarians
  • Interlibrary Loan advice
  • Data and data visualization station (in collaboration with QAI)
  • Talks with writing tutors
  • Takeaway snacks and thesis swag, including tote bags featuring a Book Arts Lab design


What thesis students had to say:

  • “I LOVED it! I wish I could have stayed for longer... I truly thought it was so creative, and there were so many cool people to talk to about their respective theses too!”
  • “I enjoyed learning about all the resources available to me through the library! The snacks were also INCREDIBLE and it was really fun to collect stamps [at each station].”
  • “Everyone was very friendly and provided really useful information!!”

Thesis Festival 2022 Pictures

Thesis tote reverse with text,
high angle image of Thesis Festival
Whiteboard where students are invited to describe their thesis using only 3 words
Makerspace station at Thesis Festival 2022. Students speak with LTS staff in front of 3D printer and cricut machine.
cricut machine and Wellesley street lamp bookmarks