Hope’s Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Performance is a culminating event for many students to showcase their work to students, faculty, family and community members.

Friday, April 21, 2017
Richard & Helen DeVos Fieldhouse
2:30–5 pm


What you need to know, when you need to know it. Find an overview of the events and deadlines leading up to the Celebration. An updated timeline will be available in January 2017.


Every student must register, even if you're presenting with another student or group of students. Registration opens mid-January. See guidelines on who, when and where to register.


Most often, students present their research on a poster. Other ideas and formats are welcome. Typical posters are 24" x 36" or larger, up to 42" high by 48" wide, displayed two on each side of a large poster display board. Many students choose to use a tri-fold poster board set on a table. See pictures of various poster formats and templates.


With registration, you will be asked to upload your abstract for your project. A book will be published, both in print and on Digital Commons, at the beginning of May that includes abstracts from the projects presented at the Celebration. Find abstract requirements and samples. 


Learn tips on everything you need to know for presenting:

  • Putting together a great poster
  • Printing the poster
  • Where and when to set up
  • What to wear
  • Taking breaks to view other posters at the event
  • Free food and drinks