Williams College Thesis Format


If you are using images that are copyright protected, please review Using copyrighted material in your thesis.

Title page & margins
You must follow the following formatting guidelines when submitting your thesis. The left-hand margin of the text must be 1.5" or more. The margins need to be the same for electronic and print copies. Other margin sizes and formatting proportions are usually determined by each department. If the department does not have a preference, use specified margins mentioned above. Students may examine older theses produced by department majors by reviewing e-theses, or hard copy theses in College Archives or Schow Science Library.

The title page must be in an approved form (see a word or pdf example).  Note the discipline in which you are receiving honors. For example, you will be receiving honors in Neuroscience even though your advisor is a member of the Psychology Department.

Questions -- If you have questions concerning thesis submission deadlines, please contact your thesis advisor or the Dean's Office. Direct questions regarding the release form or the electronic submission process to the College Archives (archives@williams.edu). 

See also Microsoft Word thesis formatting FAQ.