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Calendars and Scheduling

Students are expected to complete the colloquium during the penultimate semester. With this in mind, May graduates should submit the adviser-approved rationale and booklist by October 1 of their senior year.

For other students, rationale and booklist submissions will be sent out for second reader review on the first of each month. Students (and their primary advisers) can expect reviewer feedback in the second half of the month.

The academic calendar requires a few caveats to these general principles, as follows:

1. To accommodate winter break, the last day of fall classes in December is the last day to register a January colloquium, and rationale and booklist submissions after December 1 will be sent out for second review on February 1.

2. For students hoping to participate in the May graduation ceremonies, the rationale and booklist submission must be received before March 1, and the petition to march deadline of April 15 will be the last day to register a spring colloquium.

3. September graduates should submit the rationale and booklist no later than May 1 (the deadline for fall senior project proposals) so that their rationale and booklist submissions may be sent out for second review before faculty leave for the summer.

Scheduling the Colloquium

Selecting Your Committee Members

Your committee will consist of your adviser and two other NYU faculty members. Of the three committee members, one must be a full-time Gallatin faculty member. Please keep in mind that committee members should be appropriate for your colloquium topic. You may also review the Gallatin faculty list to locate a panel member for your committee. If you do not have specific requests for your committee, your Class Adviser will help you find appropriate faculty members.

Graduation Deadlines

Students should note the following deadlines for colloquium completion when making plans with their adviser and committee members. These dates represent the last day to complete the colloquium in time for specific graduation cycles:

September 2014 BA: September 19, 2014

January 2015 BA: January 13, 2015

May 2015 BA: May 15, 2015

September 2015 BA: September 25, 2015

Note that January degree candidates are strongly encouraged to schedule their colloquium before the end of the fall term, and to not plan for a colloquium during the winter recess.

Setting a Date and Time

After you submit the book list and rationale, you can proceed with the scheduling process. It is your responsibility to schedule the date and time of your colloquium with committee members. Since the scheduling process may take a few days or even longer (depending on the availability of your committee members), please start this process as soon as possible and far in advance of the colloquium registration deadline.

You should also be aware that you may encounter some difficulties in finding committee members or arranging a date for a colloquium in January or September because of the limited availability of faculty during the summer months and winter recess.

Submitting the Registration Form

Once you have selected your committee members and have scheduled a date and time, you will need to register for your colloquium. The registration form must be submitted by the deadline specified in the colloquium calendar regardless of any pending approval of the rationale and book list.

Approximately two weeks prior to your colloquium date, Gallatin will email a schedule confirmation to committee members with a room assignment, as well as a copy of your rationale and booklist.

If you have already submitted the registration form to Gallatin and you would like to change a panel member or the date and time of your colloquium, you will need to notify the Office of Advising at least two weeks prior to the date of your colloquium, and you must confirm a new date/time with all committee members. Questions regarding submission procedures can be sent to colloquium.gallatin@nyu.edu

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