Hope’s Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity is a culminating event for many students to showcase their work to students, faculty, family and community members.

 Submit your design for the 2020 Cover Art Contest (Deadline January 24) 

REGISTER for Celebration (Deadline February 13) 

FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2020
2:30–5 P.M.


Find an overview of the events and deadlines leading up to the Celebration. 


Every project must be registered. If there is more than one student researcher on a project, the group should pick a "lead student" to enter project information. Registration opens January 10. See guidelines on who, when and where to register.


Most often, students present their research on a flat poster. Other ideas and formats are welcome. Typical posters are 24" x 36" or larger, up to 42" high by 48" wide, displayed two on each side of a large poster display board. Students can also choose to use a tri-fold poster board set on a table. See pictures of various poster formats and templates.


Upon registration you will be asked to create an abstract for your project. A book will be published, both in print and on Digital Commons, at the beginning of May that includes abstracts from the projects presented at the Celebration. Find abstract requirements and samples. 


Learn tips on everything you need to know for presenting:

  • Putting together a great poster
  • Printing the poster
  • Where and when to set up
  • What to wear
  • Taking breaks to view other posters at the event
  • Free food and drinks