Senior Capstone Requirement
Each student at Eugene Lang College must complete a senior capstone requirement in their area of study. The requirement may be satisfied with an individual project, a collaborative project, or a special seminar course depending on the area of study. There may be a prerequisite course requirement prior to taking the seminar course.
All seniors must indicate how the requirement will be satisfied through a declaration form, available from the Academic Advising Office (even if your particular area of study only has a single option). Unless approved for an exception, you must complete this requirement in your declared area. In most cases, students receive four total credits toward graduation, and the requirement could be fulfilled in either fall or spring semester of senior year.
In addition to providing guidance and feedback about proposals, the chair also assists you with locating an appropriate advisor for your project. To discuss individual or collaborative projects, you should consult with the chair of your Area of Study (or designee) before the proposal is submitted.
Declaration Deadlines – All Seniors
May Graduates September 20 (preceding fall semester)
January Graduates February 10 (preceding spring semester)
Proposal Deadlines - Individual and Collaborative Projects Only
May Graduates October 30 (preceding fall semester)
January Graduates March 15 (preceding spring semester)
Submission Deadlines – Individual and Collaborative Projects Only
May Graduates May 10
January Graduates December 15
All students should schedule an appointment with the senior class advisor at least two semesters in advance of graduation. The purpose of the appointment is to review your academic progress and ensure all degree requirements will be satisfied for graduation. The transcript is reviewed for general education and area of study requirements, in addition to residency requirements. In particular, all students must complete the following:
- A minimum 120 total credits toward the degree, with at least 90 credits in liberal arts
- A minimum 88 credits in residence at Lang (prorated for transfer students)
- First Year Writing I and II (or equivalent transfer credit)
- All requirements for a declared area of study, including the Senior Experience
If you received transfer and/or examination credits, we recommend you confirm all credits were awarded through your unofficial transcript in Self Service. If you notice any discrepancies in the transcript, please contact Jemima Gedeon for assistance with resolving the problem.