Below is a list of frequently asked questions about the annual Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium.

I think I registered to present already on a different form. Do I need to do it again for the virtual Symposium?

Yes. The previous registration form was for the traditional Symposium to be held in the Mundelein Center for Fine and Performing Arts. The new form, available here, is for submitting presentations for the virtual Symposium.

How is the virtual Symposium different from the traditional one?

Students will be able to submit presentations using an array of multimedia. These presentations will be available public viewing for a full week (Saturday, April 18 through Friday, April 24), rather than for a brief period of time.

Who can participate?

All Loyola students who have conducted a research or community engagement project (through a course, independent study, fellowship, service-learning experience, academic internship, or student organization) are welcome to present their project in either an oral or poster presentation.

Where can I submit my presentation and when is the submission deadline?

Submissions for the 2020 Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium are now being accepted here. If you are presenting research or a community engagement project as a group, please select one group member to register for the conference (There will be a space to list co-presenters on the registration form). Submissions will be accepted through Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 11:59 pm Central Time. Submissions will not be accepted beyond that time.

Can a group present?

Yes! We encourage both individual and collaborative presentations. If you are presenting as a group, please select one group member to complete the registration form for the whole group. There will be space available to list all co-presenters in the registration form. It is the responsibility of the group member registering for the symposium to share all conference communications with their co-presenters.

Can I present if my research or project has not been completed?

Yes! You do not need to have completed your project or collected final results in order to present. Students are welcome to present projects or research that are still in progress.

How do I create or submit my presentation?

All presentations must be submitted by Tuesday, April 14 at 11:59 pm Central Time. You can find guidelines and resources for creating your poster here: Instructions for Creating Posters.

For further questions, please stop by the Center for Experiential Learning in Sullivan 295 or contact us via email at or by phone at 773.508.3366.