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

How do I create or submit my presentation? 

You can find guidelines and resources for creating your poster here: Instructions for Creating Posters. Posters are due to the Digital Media Lab for printing by midnight on Saturday, April 15. 

What is the schedule for the Undergraduate Research and Engagement Symposium in-person event on April 22, 2023? 

The Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 in Jo Ann Rooney Hall, Lake Shore Campus, Loyola University Chicago. The event begins at 11:00 am with poster presentations and ends at 4:30 pm. The schedule is listed below: 

11:00 am – 12:30 pm: Poster Session I (Jo Ann Rooney Hall)
12:45 – 1:45 pm:
Oral Presentations (Mundelein Classrooms)
2:00 – 3:30 pm:
Poster Session II (Jo Ann Rooney Hall)
3:45 – 4:30 pm:
Undergraduate Research and Engagement Awards Celebration (McCormick Lounge, Coffey Hall) 

Where will URES take place in 2023?

The Symposium will take place in Jo Ann Rooney Hall, as well as in classrooms within the Mundelein Center. The Awards Celebration will take place in McCormick Lounge in Coffey Hall. On this campus map, you can find Mundelein labeled #27, and Coffey Hall #28.

Who can attend? 

All Loyola faculty, staff, students, their family and friends, as well as community partners and alumni, are welcome to attend this public event. 

Will lunch be provided? 

Lunch will not be provided at the event, but dining facilities across campus will be open for participants to access food. Food will not be allowed in Jo Ann Rooney Hall during this event. 

Will there be space to bring a coat and backpack/bag? 

Space will be limited in Jo Ann Rooney Hall with hundreds of students presenting their research and community engagement projects. Items like coats, bags, and backpacks will not be allowed on the floor of Jo Ann Rooney Hall as they may cause a mobility hazard. There will be a free coat check where people can check these items.

How do I collect my feedback from evaluators?

Students who present at URES 2023 may pick up their evaluations in person from the CELTS office (Sullivan Center, Room 295, LSC) starting on Tuesday, April 25, and ending on Friday, April 28. Evaluations will no longer be available for pick-up after this date.

How do I  submit my presentation to the archives? 

After the in-person symposium, participants will be invited to submit their submissions for the Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium to the electronic archive.

Can a group present? 

Yes! We encourage both individual and collaborative presentations.  

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. 


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.