Once I turn in my final product, can I go back and make small edits such as changing the font size or making things bigger?
Once you upload the final product, you are still allowed to make minor changes (including charts, graphs, and text). However, you may not change the template format or upload new pictures or images. If you do make any small changes, you must bring a copy of the new version with you and inform the moderator of the switch.
- See the Research Week Guidelines for more details.
If I am presenting at Research Week, do I need to be there the whole week?
No, you are only required to attend the session in which you are assigned to present. However, we do encourage you to check out the other presentations and support your peers!
My scheduled presentation time conflicts with a class. Can I have my time rescheduled?
Unfortunately, no. Due to the high volume of students and the specific expertise of our volunteer judges, we cannot accommodate any rescheduling requests. Research Week does count as an excused absence from class if you are presenting. However, you must download a copy of the schedule and send it to your faculty instructor as proof of your scheduled presentation, and you are responsible for following up with your faculty member on all course content or in-class assignments that you have missed.
- See the Research Week Schedule.
Am I required to have research notes?
I have a class assignment to attend certain types of presentations. How can I find out which presentations will best fit my class requirements?
Review the Research Week schedule for the times and locations of each type of presentation. We will also have programs available in the Jerry Falwell Library during Research Week that have the title, time, and location of each presentation.
How long do I have to present?
Presentation times vary by Research Week category.
- Poster Presentations (In Person and Remote)-2-3 minutes to provide a research synopsis
- Oral Presentations (In Person and Remote) and Performing Arts Presentations–15-minute presentation followed by a 5-minute Q&A
- Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)-3 minutes
Juried Art Exhibition entries do not have a scheduled presentation time.
In-Person Participation Questions
Do I have to print out my own poster?
Yes, however, you may contact your department to see if they are willing to help you.
I would like my professor/friends/family to attend my presentation. Is that allowed?
Absolutely! All Research Week sessions are open to the public. Guests are welcome to attend sessions on campus; they can find directions and parking information here.
Remote Participation Questions
What is the time zone for presentations?
How many slides can I have for my remote poster presentation?
You may have just one slide that shows your poster.
How long am I expected to remain in the meeting for my online presentation?
Before Research Week, you will receive a Microsoft Teams invite to a virtual meeting with a beginning and end time. You will be expected to remain in the meeting for the entire scheduled time. A moderator will communicate with you when you may leave.
I would like my professor/friends/family to watch my online presentation. Is that allowed?
Absolutely! You will be given a link to a Microsoft Teams meeting that you may share with others.