UW System Symposium

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SPRING 2023: NO SYSTEM SYMPOSIUM ----- (because NCUR is in Wisconsin)

The UW System Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity will not be held in 2023 because NCUR is at UW-Eau Claire.

The following information is available to help students prepare for Spring 2024.

Every year, the UW System Symposium is held at a UW System School in the spring. The Symposium gives undergraduate students in all disciplines, from all University of Wisconsin institutions, an opportunity to present their scholarly work. Students participate through oral presentations, poster displays, gallery exhibits, and artistic performances.

The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creativity coordinates and funds registration fees and travel for several students to present at the Symposium. 

For 2022:

The event will be held in person on Friday, April 22, 2022. (Information current, as of Sept 23.)

URC will accept requests to present at the Symposium starting the first Monday of December and continue until the spots are filled.

If you wish to be considered to represent UWL at this conference, email URC, urc@uwlax.edu, with "System Symposium @ Whitewater - (student's last name)" in the subject line with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Do you have any co-authors that will be attending? If so, provide their names.
  • Mentor's name (copy your mentor on this email)
  • Presentation title
  • Hometown (city and state)

The following questions are also required; however, you are not committing to any travel plans at this time. We will be checking in with attendees closer to the event and once specific program plans are made.

  • In the past, the System Symposium has had programming on the Thursday afternoon prior to the event. Are you signing up for both days or Friday only? 
  • Would you want/need to use UWL provided transportation (bus or minivan) or would you be driving yourself? 
  • If the event ends up being two days, will you be using UWL provided lodging or will you make alternate arrangements?

Registration for 2022 will close late March.

Do not register until you have contacted URC and received a confirmation that we have reserved a spot for you. Your confirmation email will contain a link to the registration page and other instructions.