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

Is the Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium (URES) in-person or a virtual Symposium in Spring 2023?

Although we facilitating a virtual symposium in Spring 2020-2022 due to the health scenario of COVID-19, we are returning to an in-person format for the Symposium in Spring 2023. All those wishing to submit research or community engagement presentations for the Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium must complete this registration form. Registration is due by Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 11:59 pm CT. In addition, students will be able to archive their symposium presentation by submitting it to the eCommons website, which is the same platform used for the virtual symposium in the past years. During 2022-2023, the eCommons platform will be the URES Archive. 

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 Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium are accepted at ecommons.luc.edu/ures. 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 not be accepted beyond the specified deadline.

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?

You can find guidelines and resources for creating your poster here: Instructions for Creating Posters


For further questions, please stop by the Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, & Scholarship in Sullivan 295 or contact us via email at celts@luc.edu.