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Plan Guidelines & Submission

A digital copy of your Plan is required for graduation.

All components of the digital Plan will be submitted online through the Final Plan Submission portal in Nook and must be submitted by 12pm on Thursday, May 14th. The digital copy will be the archived copy of record. The library will send the digital copy of your Plan to a bindery to be printed and bound.

Guidelines for submission:

  • Text components should be submitted as a single, standalone PDF file.
  • Title page with the following information:
    • Title of Plan
    • Name of Student
    • Name of Sponsor(s)
    • Month/year of graduation
    • Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vermont
  • Left and right margins must be 1”
  • Page numbers must be on the bottom center of the page
  • Acceptable formats for image/photo components if submitted seperated from the PDF file: .tiff, .jpg
  • Acceptable formats for audio components: .aif or .aiff, .wav, .mp3
  • Acceptable formats for video components: .m4v, .mp4, .mov

Get in touch with Stephanie Sopka, Technical Services Librarian, prior to the deadline to discuss how to submit any parts of the Plan that cannot be submitted digitally (e.g. CDs, DVDs, artist books).


Registrar’s Office

Amber Hunt, Reference and Technology Librarian

Stephanie Sopka, Technical Services Librarian

Personal Copies of Plan

Town Meeting usually provides funding for each graduate to receive a bound copy of their Plan of Concentration. If you would like to receive a bound copy of your Plan to keep, here’s how it works:

  • When you fill out the Plan Permission and Binding Form, indicate how many personal bound copies of your Plan you’d like (first one free; additional @ $30.00 apiece, billed to your student account).
  • You’ll be asked to provide a mailing address to which your Plan(s) can be sent in early summer. If you’re not yet sure where you’ll be at that point, consider providing the address of a family member or friend.
  • The library receives them back in early summer and mails them to you then.

Plan Copyright and Access

Marlboro College graduates own the copyrights to their Plans of Concentration, or the author’s heirs if the author is deceased.

Physical copies of Plans are normally shelved in the Plan Room at the Rice-Aron Library and are available for browsing by Marlboro College community members and visitors. If you would prefer that access to the physical copy of your plan be restricted, please notify the Library.

Electronic copies of Plans are uploaded to college servers and made available via links in the library catalog. Access to electronic plans is available to anyone using a computer on campus as well as to Marlboro College faculty, students, staff, and alumni who are off campus (Marlboro login required). If you would prefer that access to the digital copy of your plan be withheld, please notify the Library.

Written permission of the author, or the author’s heirs, is necessary in order to photocopy or otherwise reproduce a Plan or parts of a Plan, with the following exceptions:

  • Marlboro College faculty may reproduce a small portion (no more than 10%) of a Plan for instruction purposes without permission.
  • Faculty may post electronic versions of Plans on electronic reserves in Marlboro Courses.

Upon request, and with the permission of the Plan author, or the author’s heirs, the library will supply a digital copy of Plans of Concentration at no charge. Please email library@marlboro.edu to request a digital copy.


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