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Institutional Repository at the University of Florida IR@UF: Honors Theses

Learn about the free and open online archive of the IR@UF.

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The Institutional Repository at UF (IR@UF) enables students to post a copy of their final honors project online, with a permanent link (or links) that they can include in online applications or résumés, social media, or emails to friend, colleagues, and family.

Honors degree requirements vary by department, so be sure to check with your advisor and/or undergraduate coordinator to see whether your department requires you to submit your thesis or other project to the IR@UF.

The Basics

Guidelines vary by degree program

Be sure to talk to your advisor and/or undergrad coordinator about department specific guidelines.

Libraries' submission deadlines

  • Spring Graduates – May 4
  • Summer Graduates – August 10
  • Fall Graduates – December 21

Graduation requirements

Department: Deadlines to submit your honors thesis/project to your department may affect your graduation.

Libraries: Deadlines to submit to the libraries will not affect your graduation.

Research assistance

For research help, check in with your Subject Specialist Librarian.

Submission assistance

Department: Contact your advisor and/or your department's undergrad coordinator.

Libraries: Contact the IR Team at IRManager@uflib.ufl.edu or 352-294-3785.

Submitting to the Libraries

  • For most departments, you must submit the final version of your work to the department for approval before you can graduate with Honors.
    • Your faculty advisor and/or your department’s undergrad coordinator can tell you whether you must submit a thesis or other terminal project.
  • For preservation purposes, you need to submit the approved version of your Honors work to the Libraries.
  • When you send your submission packet, you have the option of including your work in the Undergraduate Honors Theses collection in the Institutional Repository (IR@UF).

Thesis or project file(s):

  • For traditional research papers, essays, and articles, please submit a standard PDF file.
  • Media, dataset, and other types of submissions must conform to the acceptable formats list.

If necessary, a signed letter (or letters) of permission to quote or reproduce copyrighted material for all copyrighted material included beyond fair use (e.g. large portions of information or data where someone else holds the copyright).

Please do not submit your Honors thesis or project until you have final approval of your work from your department.

Write to us at IRManager@uflib.ufl.edu if you have any questions while you are preparing your Honors submission to the Libraries.

  • Keep copies of your work and the form(s) that you submit to your department.
  • Submit your work and any required forms to your department by their deadline.
    • Requirements vary by department. Be sure that you understand yours well before their deadline.
  • Complete the online form at http://tinyurl.com/UF-honors-Submission to submit your work to the Libraries by our deadline (see Basics box on the left for deadlines).

The current online submission form is a special use of a survey tool called Qualtrics. To review all what you might see when you use the form, you can download the PDF file linked below.

  • Publishing your work in the IR@UF is a free service
  • You get a permanent link to your Honors project that can help you:
    • Enhance résumés and applications
    • Show off to friends and family
    • Support ongoing scholarship by enabling others to cite your work in their own
  • Including your work in the IR helps improve and sustain UF's reputation as a leading research university
    • Prospective students can see the variety and strength of undergraduate research opportunities at UF

Departments have their own deadlines that can affect honors status for graduation! Be sure that you stay well-informed about when you must submit your work (possibly including early drafts) to your department.

You also need to submit the final version of your thesis to the UF Libraries by the following dates:

  • Spring Graduates – May 4
  • Summer Graduates – August 10
  • Fall Graduates – December 21

Missing the deadline for your Libraries submission will not affect your graduation status. However, late submissions will not run through the routine upload/archive process. If you want to take advantage of the permanent link to your work as soon as possible, do not miss the Libraries' deadline.

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