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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens at the Symposium?

The Symposium is a day-long event that includes a variety of activities, from oral and poster presentations to a lunchtime Plenary Address.  The Symposium also includes an Arts Showcase, highlighting student work in theater, music, dance, and the visual arts, and an awards ceremony.  

Here is the tentative schedule:

      Saturday, April 27st, Scianna Hall

7:30 a.m.

Registration and refreshments

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Concurrent paper sessions

9:45 -11:15 a.m.

Poster presentations

11:30 - 1:00 p.m

Lunch and plenary address 

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Concurrent paper sessions II

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Concurrent paper sessions III

3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

Arts Showcase (Scianna Hall Auditorium)

5:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony (Scianna Hall Auditorium)

May I submit more than one project for presentation?

Students are limited to one abstract submission (oral or poster presentation) for the symposium; students MAY submit both an abstract AND an item for the Juried Arts Showcase.

How do I register for the Symposium?

Everyone who will be attending the Symposium should register, even those who plan to just stop by to hear a friend’s presentation. You will not be able to join us for lunch unless you have registered.  Registration for the 2019 symposium is not yet active.

I’m going to give a presentation at the Symposium? How do I register?

If your abstract is accepted for presentation, please select Presenter when you complete the 2019 UGS Registration Form. When you visit the registration desk on the day of the Symposium, you will be given a name badge, program, T-shirt, and goodie bag.

How do those who are attending but not presenting register?

Everyone is welcome at the Symposium, including family members and friends that may wish to see presentations. Please choose Attendee when completing the 2019 UGS Registration Form.  Non-presenters will be given a program at the registration desk on the day of the Symposium and also may enjoy a free lunch if they sign up.

I’m a graduate student who will be moderating a session at the Symposium? How do I register?

Graduate students who are moderating sessions should choose Moderator when completing the 2019 UGS Registration Form. You will be receiving a name badge, program, and T-shirt at registration as well as a free lunch.


I’m a faculty member who will be judging presentations at the Symposium? How do I register?

Faculty judges should choose Judge when completing the 2019 UGS Registration Form. You similarly will be receiving a name badge, program, and T-shirt at registration along with a free lunch.


I’m an undergraduate student, but I’m not presenting. Should I still attend the Symposium?

Students who have not yet engaged in research are especially encouraged to come to the Symposium to see what student research is all about and learn how they might get involved in the future. You can list your participation on your resume/CV, and will support your peers by coming to hear their research. 

Stay Tuned!

Please check this website frequently, as we will add to it as the Symposium nears. We would appreciate you helping us publicize this Symposium through word of mouth and social media (#UGS2019).

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The University of Southern Mississippi
Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research
118 College Dr. #5162
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001



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Contact a member of the UGS Planning Committee in your area of interest for questions related to conventions of presentations in your discipline.

Contact Dr.%20Sabine%20Heinhorst or Dr.%20Ellen%20Weinauer for questions related to abstract submission or registration, UGS schedule or program, judging or moderating.

Contact Professor%20Brianna%20Jahn-Malinowski or Professor%20Allen%20Chen for questions related to the Arts Showcase.