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Honors Theses - Submission to Library

Drop Off Manuscripts at the Alkek Checkout Desk

After the Dean of the Honors College  reviews your thesis and signs the approval page, drop off two signed copies of Honors thesis at the Alkek Checkout  Desk (3rd floor) between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday - Friday. One copy of your thesis will be filed in the Honors College and one copy will remain in the University Archives at the Alkek Library.

You may bring additional personal copies for binding.

Collation, Formatting, and Paper Quality

Please ensure that theses copies are collated properly before submitting them to the Library. Library staff do not review or alter the arrangement, direction, or order of pages.

The entire thesis must be printed on white, 8 1/2 by 11 inch, 20/24 pound bond, archival quality (acid-free), flat-finish paper. Print on one side only with 1 1/2 inch left margin and 1 inch margin for all others. The copies must be clean, no inked corrections.

Binding Fees

The Honors College will pay for the binding of the their copy. The Library will not charge for its copy. You are responsible only for the costs of binding any extra copies.

Extra bound copies may be purchased through the library for approximately $10 - $11 each.  There is also a $15 fee per order which will cover the cost of processing & shipping your personal copies.

Honors theses will be bound in dark green binding with gold lettering.

Shipping of Honors Theses

Personal copies will be shipped within 10 weeks to the address you provide.


For questions on fees or submission, please contact the Bindery Manager, Shirley Lipinski, at