Annual Undergraduate Symposium

Students Sharing Creative Ideas, Research, and Discoveries


SAVE THE DATE: The 9th annual Undergraduate Symposium will be on Friday, April 28, 2017

J. Lawrence Walkup Skydome (south campus)

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for Northern Arizona University's 9th annual Undergraduate Symposium - a campus wide celebration of student achievement. More than 1,000 students from across all colleges will come together to share their creative discoveries and present in-depth research and scholarly work to their peers, professors, and the University and Flagstaff communities. 

More than 500 posters and 240 presentations and exhibits showcase the diversity of the students' experiences - from creative endeavors like painting exhibitions or creative writing blogs, to more traditional research activities.

The Symposium will also spotlight student participation in service learning and collaborative projects, an invaluable learning experience that connects communities and applies passion to a purpose.

Events are free and open to the public, unless noted. 

Symposium poster presentation schedule 

Student poster presenters will be assigned to be present at their posters during one of the following sessions:

  • Session 1 9:00am - 11:00am
  • Session 2 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Poster presenters should follow the specific directions in their UG Symposium Presentation Information email messages regarding poster set-up and take-down times on Friday, April 28, 2017. 

Symposium oral presentation, performance, exhibit, and roundtable schedule 

Roundtables are 25-minute discussions with attendees seated around a table or in a small group. These presentations typically include a short presentation (about 5 minutes) by the facilitator (presenter), followed by discussion and feedback. Roundtable presenters should bring targeted questions to pose to others at the table in order to learn from and with those attending. Roundtables are an ideal format for networking and in-depth discussion on a particular topic.

Oral presentations and roundtables will be scheduled 9:00am - 11:45am and 1:15pm - 4:00pm. Times and lengths of oral presentations are determined by schedules for specific rooms or stages.

Exhibits should be on display ALL day: 9:00am - 4:00pm.  Student exhibit presenters will be assigned to be present at their exhibit during one of the following sessions:

  • Morning 9:00am - 11:00am
  • Afternoon 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Register for the Undergraduate Symposium here. (Application period: February 1 - March 13, 2017)
Link to poster preparation requirements.

  • UG Symposium 2013 view 2
    UG Symposium 2013 view 2

    First Combined Symposium in Skydome

    April 2013 was the first combined UG Symposium in the Skydome. There were 620 presentations, representing the work of more than 1,000 individual students. Engineering/Environmental Science oral capstone presentations were held at the duBois Center.


Unregistered vehicles may park in lots P66 (Dome) and P45 (duBois) during the Symposium on Friday, April 28th.  Faculty, staff, and student permit holders should continue to park in their designated parking lots for set-up on Thursday and all day on Friday. 

Click here to see the NAU Parking Map.