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Senior Thesis Submission Information for Academic Departments

Senior Theses in the University Archives

The University Archives in the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library is Princeton University’s central repository for senior theses submitted in fulfillment of undergraduate degree requirements. Each senior is required to submit a copy of their thesis to the University Archives as prescribed in the Undergraduate Announcement (see Independent Work). The Senior Thesis Collection consists of more than 63,000 theses and serves as an important resource for undergraduate research. 

Since the early 1990s, the academic departments have partnered with the University Archives to ensure that all senior theses are that are submitted for degree fulfillment are represented in the University Archives.

Departmental Instructions 

Instructions for collecting, reviewing and approving senior theses for the University Archives are available in the upper-right of this page, under "Downloadable documents."

The Thesis Central web address is The site will be open to submissions beginning on March 18, 2019.

Class of 2019 Senior Thesis Timeline

    • Thesis Central open to submissions March 18, 2019

    • Last day for students to submit to Thesis Central is Tuesday, May 15 (Dean's Date)
    • Review and approval period extends from March 18, 2019 to June 28, 2019

    • Last day to approve senior theses for transfer to the University Archives is June 28, 2019

    • Senior Theses are published in DataSpace between July 1, 2019 and August 30, 2019

About Thesis Central

Thesis Central is the online system that acadmic departments use to collect senior theses from students. Thesis Central allows students to upload senior thesis files for retrieval by their home department and from which the files will be transmitted to the University Archives.


In addition, Thesis Central

      • Replaces the need to collect senior theses from students via email or Blackboard
      • Enables tracking of which students have or have not submitted their files
      • Allows downloading and sharing of theses with faculty
      • Provides a way to make a list of students and thesis titles
      • Offers a simple review and approve process for transmitting theses to the University Archives


 If you have questions about the submission process, or if you experience issues with Thesis Central, please email or call 609.258.6345.