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 – March

Write your abstract and complete your online application. Work with your mentor, allowing enough time for them to review your abstract proposal. Visit The Writing Center and view their tips on how to write an abstract for your research.


Begin working on your presentation. Visit the “Present” webpage for guidance on developing your presentation and tips for presenting research.


Put the final touches on your project. Review the “Present” webpage. Invite your mentor and friends to the symposium. Presentation times will be emailed to presenters and posted on this website.


Email ugradsymposium@provost.wisc.edu.

2023 Symposium Important Dates

February 1 – March 10: Application period

Late March / Early April: Placements and presentation assignments emailed to applicants

April 28: Symposium hosted at Union South