Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning

For Faculty and Staff

Our annual Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium is held during Loyola’s Weekend of Excellence. This is our premier student event of the year, with hundreds of students presenting their research and/or community engagement work. Please come out to learn, support, and connect! Learn more about the symposium.

Encourage Your Students to Participate

We encourage you to invite your students from both the fall and spring semesters to participate in the Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium and/or include the symposium on your syllabi. Students who engaged in undergraduate research or community engagement projects through LUROP fellowships, external programs, service-learning experiences, internships, community partnerships, independent study, and academic courses during the current academic year are eligible to participate.

Registration for the 2020 Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium will open in Fall 2019.

Each year, the symposium collaborates with the awards page and the Libraries to host a series of workshops designed to help students prepare for the awards page. Next year's workshop series will be announced in the fall. 

We are also available to share this opportunity with your students. Please contact us at experiential@luc.edu to request a class visit.

Nominate a Student

Each year, we are pleased to present a variety of awards that honor undergraduate student scholarship in community engagement and research. If you’ve worked with an outstanding undergraduate student or group of students this year, please consider nominating them for an award. Each award comes with a $500 prize! You can find out more on our awards page

Nominate a Community Partner

Have you or your students worked with a particularly outstanding community organization that has been a true co-educator? Consider nominating them for our Community Partner Award for Coeducation! The winning organization will receive $500 to support their great work. Find out more about nominating a community partner on our awards page.

Become an Evaluator

A major part of the Symposium is the opportunity for students to have their presentations evaluated, and we rely on the Loyola community—alumni, community partners, faculty, and staff—to do that. Find out more about becoming an evaluator