This schedule is subject to change. Note that we don’t meet every week.

Semester Due Date Milestones
Spring
(junior year)
Registration Choose a project/mentor from the list of possible projects for next year.
Register for CS 396 for the fall semester.
Plan to do a mock interview and resume review sometime during your tenure at Calvin, either at the Career Center or in our own seminar program.
Fall
(CS 396)
September Attend the project visioning session:
  • Project visioning and course logistics — Bring a one-two-paragraph statement of your project goals and who you plan to work with (i.e., advisor, teammates) and be prepared to present your idea to the project class.

Times and locations to be announced.

October 1 Submit a project proposal to your mentor and the project course coordinator.
The department will review the proposal and approve/disapprove by October 15.
October Register for CS 398 for the spring semester.
November/December Attend the project status sessions:
  • Status report — Bring a first draft of the project status report and be prepared to present it to the project class. Include a prototype and demo as appropriate.
  • Progress report — Present your project progress in a department seminar (see the CS-X95 schedule).

Times and locations to be announced.

December 15 Submit the following to your project mentor and the project course coordinator:

The department will review these deliverables and approve/disapprove them by January.

Spring
(CS 398)
February Attend the initial class session:
  • Second Status report — Submit a first draft of the second project status report and be prepared to present your status to the project class. Include a prototype and demo.

Times and locations to be announced.

May 1 Attend and participate in the senior project presentations:
  • Final presentation — Deliver a full presentation on your project.

Time and location to be announced.

May 15 Submit your final deliverables to your mentor and the project course coordinator.
The department will review your work, your mock interview/resume review, and approve/disapprove by May 30.