The Kennedy Library is thrilled to support Cal Poly student success by making students’ senior projects available in our online scholarship archive DigitalCommons@CalPoly. By contributing to DigitalCommons@CalPoly, you will have a digital record of your senior project with a permanent URL and access to your project’s download statistics, which you can use on your resume or portfolio, or on graduate school applications.
Steps to submit your senior project
Each department has slight variations on the senior project submissions process outlined below, so check with your department first.
Step 1: Upload your advisor-approved senior project to DigitalCommons@CalPoly
To upload your project, go to DigitalCommons@CalPoly, click on the link in the sidebar “Submitting a Senior Project?”, click on your department, and select “Submit Senior Project” in the sidebar.
Select “Click Here to Make an Online Payment” at the top of the page.
In the right hand menu, you should see an option to pay either senior project or master’s thesis fee.
The senior project fee should only be paid once, regardless of the number of authors.
Attach the original receipt to the Senior Project Requirement Form, and keep a copy of the receipt for your records.
Step 4: Deliver the completed Senior Project Requirement Form and Cashier’s Receipt to your Department Office
Your Department Office will advise you on the upload of your completed and signed Senior Project Requirement Form and Cashier’s Receipt to the library.
Submission options include: (1) scanning the materials and emailing them to Digital Commons Staff at ude.yloplac@snommoclatigid or (2) submitting the materials via campus mail to Senior Projects, Kennedy Library, Building 35.
What happens next?
Once the library receives all required documentation - the Senior Project Requirement Form, Cashier’s Receipt, and your uploaded senior project (note: you will receive an automated email confirming your project has been received) - Digital Commons staff will make your senior project viewable on DigitalCommons@CalPoly, and you will receive an email confirming your project is available to the public.