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Frequently Asked Questions

Abstract Submission

  • Can I edit my abstract once it's submitted? No, you will not be able to edit your abstract once it is submitted. Please proofread your abstract and title carefully prior to submission.
  • How do I submit my abstract? Please copy and paste your abstract directly into the online application form.
  • Can I submit more than one abstract for consideration for presentation? No, we will accept only one abstract per presenter for review.

Accommodations

  • Will accommodations be available for dietary restrictions, disability needs, etc.? Yes, if your application is accepted you will have the opportunity to tell us about any necessary accommodations.
  • I prefer to spend the night in Rochester; where can I stay? Hilton Garden Inn is the closest hotel to the University of Rochester.

Costs and Fees

  • Is there a fee to participate in Undergraduate Research Day? No, there is no fee to participate.
  • Do I have to pay for the breakfast and/or lunch for the day? No, the University provides breakfast and lunch at no expense to the participants or their mentors. Parents attending the poster session may purchase lunch in the nearby café.
  • Will I have to pay for parking? No, parking in the Kornberg lot will be free for Undergrad Research Day participants and advisors.
  • I prefer to spend the night in Rochester; where can I stay? Hilton Garden Inn is the closest hotel to the University of Rochester.
  • Will the University of Rochester help pay for my travel, hotel or my poster printing? No, travel, hotel and printing of the poster are the responsibility of the participant.

Dates and Deadlines

Parking and Directions

  • Where do I park? Please visit our parking website.
  • Will I have to pay for parking? No, parking in the Kornberg lot will be free for Undergrad Research Day participants and advisors.

Poster Session

  • What size are the poster boards? The poster boards are 60” wide x 40” tall.
  • Should my poster be matte or glossy finish? That is up to your preference.
  • May I use printed out PowerPoint slides as my poster? Yes.
  • How will I hang my poster up? Pushpins and binder clips will be provided for your convenience.
  • May my parents attend the poster session? Yes, parents/family members are welcome to attend the poster session.
  • Can I send my poster file to you for printing? No, participants are expected to have their posters printed independently and bring them to Undergraduate Research Day.

Other

  • My research advisor/academic advisor/mentor cannot attend URD. May I attend alone? Yes, you may attend alone.

Can’t find the answer? Contact the Office for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs via email at SMD_Undergrad_Research_Day@urmc.rochester.edu or call us at (585) 275-4522.