Comps Dates & Deadlines: 2023–24

  • This is a list of key Comps dates for the academic year
  • For details about upcoming events, talks, and parties check the Events Calendar
  • For full information about Comps process, see the web page for the respective options


  • Thursday, September 14, Common Time: Required Comps meeting for senior English majors
  • Wednesday, September 20, noon: Project Comps proposals due
  • Thursday, September 21, Common Time: Required research methods workshop for Comps research essayists, with reference librarian Adam Lewis
  • Wednesday, October 4, noon: Creative Writing and Research Essay Comps proposals due
  • Thursday, October 19, noon: Colloquium Comps proposals due
  • Tuesday, October 24, Common Time: Colloquium Comps research visit with reference librarian Adam Lewis
  • Students are required to meet with their Comps adviser before leaving for winter break.


  • Wednesday, January 17, 5 pm: Creative, Project, and Research Essay Comps: 10-page draft/project report to advisor
  • Wednesday, February 14, 5 pm:  Full draft of Creative and Research Essay Comps to advisor; partial draft of interpretive essay for Project Comps
  • Friday, March 8, 5 pm: Colloquium, Creative, Project, and Research Essay Comps due


  • Monday, April 22, noon: Comps revisions due, if required
  • Thursday, May 2, Common Time: Comps meeting for juniors
  • Saturday, May 4, 9 am-1 pm: Comps Symposium