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Fall Term

Aug 28, 2023 | Monday
Academic Expo

The Academic Expo is an open house for first-year students to explore academic departments and programs at Princeton. This year's expo will be held in Frick Laboratory. 

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sep 14, 2023 | Thursday
Cookies & Classics

Come meet students and faculty in the Classics Department at Chancellor Green Courtyard and learn about opportunities to study the history, language, literature, and thought of ancient Greece and Rome. Treats to be offered.

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Oct 12, 2023 | Thursday
Senior Thesis Proposals

A 1000 word description accompanied by a 15-20 item bibliography is due to Eileen Robinson and Professor Mairhofer, DUS. This prospectus must be approved by your advisor and will provide the basis for the conversations you will have with the Undergraduate Committee later this month when you meet to discuss your thesis proposal.

Oct 23, 2023 | Monday
Fall Junior Paper Topics

Focal point for first JP due by email to Professor Mairhofer, Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS), along with a list of possible advisors.

Nov 1, 2023Nov 3, 2023 | Wednesday - Friday
Senior Thesis Defense

Individual meetings with the Undergraduate Committee for feedback on senior thesis proposal, and guidance on moving forward.

Dec 8, 2023 | Friday
First Chapter Senior Thesis

First (draft) chapter of senior thesis due to advisor and Professor Mairhofer, DUS (PDF format)

5:00 pm
Jan 15, 2024 | Monday
Fall Junior Paper Due

Fall JP (PDF format) due by email to advisor and Professor Mairhofer, DUS.

5:00 pm

Spring Term

Jan 29, 2024 | Monday
Spring Junior Paper Topics

Spring JP topic due by email to Professor Mairhofer, DUS, with list of possible advisors.

Mar 18, 2024 | Monday
Spring Junior Paper prospectus

Spring JP prospectus due to advisor and Professor Mairhofer, DUS by 5 p.m.

Mar 20, 2024 | Wednesday
Sophomore Open House

All sophomores are welcome to the annual Department of Classics Sophomore Open House. Come learn about all the department has to offer and meet faculty and current majors in Prentice Library located in East Pyne.

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Apr 1, 2024May 6, 2024 | Monday
SAFE review

Review of summer funding applications through SAFE system begins. The deadline to submit applications via SAFE is May 6, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until funds are disbursed.

Apr 19, 2024 | Friday
Senior Thesis Due

Senior Thesis Due: Electronic copy (PDF format) should be sent by 3pm to advisor, Eileen Robinson, and Professor Mairhofer, DUS. One bound copy should be deposited with Eileen Robinson (141 East Pyne) the following week.

*Nota bene: late submissions will be penalized -3% per day.

3:00 pm
Apr 26, 2024 | Friday
Spring Junior Paper Due

Spring JP (PDF format) should be emailed to advisor and Professor Mairhofer, DUS.

5:00 pm
May 2, 2024 | Thursday
Stinnecke Exam

This prize, established at Princeton in 1870, is given to the sophomore or junior who passes the best examination based on the Odes of Horace, and Eclogues of Vergil, and the Latin Grammar and Prosody, as well as the Anabasis of Xenophon or Plato's Euthyphro, Crito, Apology and Phaedo and the Greek Grammar. The exam will be held in 161 East Pyne.

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
May 6, 2024 | Monday
Summer Funding Applications

Applications for summer funding are due May 6, 2024. All applications must be submitted via SAFE.

May 8, 2024May 9, 2024 | Wednesday - Thursday
Senior Departmental Exam

A thirty-minute oral comprehensive examination focusing on three topics related to courses completed while majoring in Classics is administered during Reading Period of the spring term by the undergraduate committee, chaired by the DUS.  

Students are expected to submit a bibliography of three to five items on each of these three topics two weeks prior to the exam, to the undergraduate coordinator,  Eileen Robinson and Professor Mairhofer, DUS, for approval by the DUS.  


May 17, 2024 | Friday
Provisional Senior Thesis Topics Due for Juniors

A brief description of the planned senior thesis topic is due to Professor Mairhofer, DUS, along with a list of possible advisors.

4:00 pm
May 27, 2024 | Monday
Class Day

Upper Hyphen Chancellor Green - East Pyne

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
May 28, 2024 | Tuesday