Students presenting at Convocation

Capstone Project

What is the Capstone Project?

The capstone is an independent project conducted under the supervision of a faculty member (faculty mentor). It is a culminating experience in a student's major or a related field of interest. The project should display knowledge, scholarship and creativity. Completing the capstone and presenting it at Convocation (held every April) is a requirement to graduate from the KHC.

Formally, a student finds a mentor, signs up for a 4000 level course in the related major during the academic year previous to graduation or fall semester of the graduating year. The Capstone course cannot be taken the same Spring semester of a student's graduation year.

Capstone Contract Form

The Capstone contract is the official form used to propose a potential Capstone research project. The completed form is due the semester prior to enrolling in the Capstone course. Since the form needs you to address specific questions pertaining to the project, the mentor's signature agreeing to the proposal, a couple of other signatures AND approval by the Honors College, starting early in the semester is always advisable.

  • Capstone Contract Form (PDF)
    • The completed form is due in the semester before the start of the project:
      • Fall 2021 deadline is July 1, 2021. Due date for students graduating in Spring 2022.
      • Spring 2022 deadline is November 22, 2021. Spring 2022 graduates cannot do the Capstone project in Spring 2022.

Past Convocation Materials

Please visit the links below to view Capstone projects presented at past Kellogg Honors College Convocations: