/ Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity


Project Registration

Each project must be registered. If multiple students are presenting a project, only ONE student needs to register the project.

Mentors and students will be able to view a list of registered projects after the project has been registered.


Due by Wednesday, January 31, 2024


On the registration form, the student researcher will be given the option of entering an abstract. A link to the project-specific G0ogle Doc will be sent to the student researcher and mentor and will be editable until the Mentor Approval deadline.

Due by Friday, February 9, 2024

Mentor Approval

This process can happen any time between registration and the mentor approval deadline. Mentors can check for registered students, titles of projects, etc. on the list of registered projects. Mentor approvals are due by 4 p.m.

Due by Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Poster Presentation Sessions with the Digital Lab, Writing Center and CURCA staff

February 13, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
March 4, 2–3 p.m.

Poster & Presentation Information Drop-In Sessions

Drop in at the Digital Media Lab and Writing Center to go over best practices for poster creation, common mistakes and tips for presenting a poster. Staff will be available to answer questions.

Van Wylen Library, Digital Media Lab (Second Floor) and Writing Center (First Floor)


Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10–11:30 a.m., from January 23–April 4

Poster Completion Deadline and Digital Commons Approval

Students will need to upload their final, completed posters by Monday, March 25. Upload your posters.

At this time students will also be able to provide permission for posters and abstracts to be loaded on Digital Commons. (Email requests for posters will come from celebration@hope.edu.) The final deadline for Digital Commons approval will be Monday, April 15.

Monday, March 25

Poster Printing Deadline

Flat posters — 24" x 36" or larger, up to 36" high by 48" wide — presented on a poster board.

Monday, April 1,
4 p.m.

Poster Setup

Students will need to set up posters at DeVos Fieldhouse anytime within the above time frame. Push pins will be provided. CURCA staff will be present at DeVos Fieldhouse from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. to assist with poster setup and answer any questions.

Thursday, April 11, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Celebration Event

Richard & Helen DeVos Fieldhouse

Friday, April 12, 2024,
3–5 p.m.

CURCA Survey

Complete survey of the Celebration. (Emailed to students by The Frost Research Center.)

Friday, April 12–Friday, April 26

CURCA Abstract Book

Abstract book published. (Request copies at celebration@hope.edu.)

May 2024