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Loyola Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program • Center for Experiential Learning

For Students

Our annual Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 21st 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. If you have participated 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 2017-2018 academic year, you are eligible to participate symposium. Each year, we celebrate the diverse and exciting ways undergraduate students advance Loyola’s Jesuit mission of “expanding knowledge in service to humanity through learning, justice, and faith.” Please consider sharing your undergraduate research and/or community engagement projects as part of the 2018 Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium. The deadline to register for the symposium is Friday, March 16th.


Please register for the 2018  Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium by Friday, March 16th, 2018. Requests beyond that date cannot be guaranteed involvement in this year's symposium.

We will be hosting a series of workshops supporting student research and community engagement projects throughout the spring semester. Find out more here or RSVP here  for the first workshop, Share Your Experience: Communicating Your Engaged Learning Project

Nominate a Graduate Student Mentor

Each year, in partnership with the Graduate School, we honor graduate students who mentor undergraduate researchers through the Graduate Student Mentor Award. If you have worked with an outstanding graduate student mentor, please consider nominating them for an award! The award comes with a $500 prize! Find out more about nominating a graduate student mentor here

Nominate a Faculty Mentor

The Langerbeck Award for Undergraduate Research Mentoring recognizes the exceptional work of Loyola’s faculty mentors in supporting undergraduate researchers. If you have worked with an outstanding faculty mentor, please consider nominating them for an award! Faculty selected for the award will receive $2,000, through sponsorship from the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy. Find out more about nominating a faculty mentor here

Nominate a Community Partner

Have you worked with an incredible community organization for your Engaged Learning? Nominate 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 here.

Attend the Conference

The 2018 Undergraduate Research & Engagement Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 21st as part of Loyola’s annual Weekend of Excellence. We encourage you to attend the symposium and celebrate the exciting scholarship and community impact of Loyola’s undergraduate students.

We will update this page with a more detailed schedule and program as we get closer to the event.

Planning Your Presentation

On the menu to the left, you will find more detailed information and resources for developing your oral or poster presentations as well as answers to frequently asked questions.