Recent announcements from the DUS

Senior Essay Submission and Awards

Senior Essay Awards

As the DUS of Psychology, I would like to remind you about senior essay awards. All senior essays submitted in the Fall and the Spring term of 2018-2019 are eligible. Please check here for the details of the awards. Your advisor must nominate you for the award by April 19th,  and they have already received the instructions on how to do so. 

Senior Essay Submission

If you are submitting  a senior essay this term (i.e., the so-called “substantial paper” with more than 5,000 words), the deadline is April 26th (Fri) 4:30pm for students who are not seeking Distinction. For students who are seeking distinction, it is due April 19th (Fri) 4:30pm (it is sooner because we need to assign it to a second reader). 

Please see below for instructions on how to submit your senior essay. 

Even if you are writing a senior essay through a senior seminar, you must submit your senior essay to the department as explained below. 

How to submit senior essays

  • Last semester, you must have received an email from Canvas, inviting you to join “Senior Essay in Psychology.” If you haven’t done so, accept this invitation because you will be submitting your senior essay through this site. If you have not received an invitation from Canvas or can’t find it, please contact

  • To submit your senior essay, log onto Canvas, and go to “Senior Essay in Psychology”. If you are taking Psyc 499 (Senior Essay), please do not confuse it with ”Senior Essay in Psychology.” 

  • Once you are at “Senior Essay in Psychology”, find an “assignment” that applies to you (distinction or no distinction). 

  • Under the assignment, you will see a link to fill out some information (e.g., title, abstract, and suggestions for a second reader if relevant). After filling it out, upload your senior essay as an assignment.