September – December

Begin thinking about what you might want to present. You may present work completed during the past year, or an ongoing project. Your research or project does not need to be complete before you present.

December – February

Write your abstract and complete your online application. Work with your mentor, allowing enough time for that person to review your abstract proposal. The Writing Center offers abstract-writing workshops and online resources to help you prepare.

February – March

Begin working on your presentation. Visit the Present web page for more information.


Put the final touches on your project. Visit the Present web page for specific details on getting your poster printed free of charge at College Library (Not applicable to Virtual Symposiums).  Invite your mentor and friends to the Symposium. Room assignments and presentation times will be emailed to presenters and posted on the Symposium homepage.

Questions? email ugradsymposium@provost.wisc.edu

2021 Symposium Important Dates

(Subject to change)

December 15: Application period opens.

February: Abstract Writing Workshops, Writing Center

March 1, 11:59pm: Application period closes.

Late March: Placements and presentation assignments emailed to applicants.

April 8-9, 2021: Undergraduate Symposium (virtual)