Undergraduate Research Program


Student, staff, and alumni volunteers are critical to the success of the Undergraduate Research Symposium. We welcome and appreciate all event volunteers!

Click here to sign-up to volunteer!

Volunteers can sign up for as many shifts as they choose. The available volunteer shifts are:

Wednesday, May 17, and Thursday, May 18, before the Symposium

Material preparation: Readying materials for Symposium Day

Time Options:

  • Wednesday – 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1-3 p.m.
  • Thursday – 10 a.m.-12 p.m. or 12-2 p.m.

Pre-event setup: Setup easels, tables, etc. in preparation for the Big Day!


  • Thursday – 4-6 p.m.

Friday, May 19, the day of the Symposium

General Assistants: Greeters, Poster Setup, Traffic Directors, Food and Beverage Station Attendants, Registration Support, Signage, etc.

Time Options:

  • 8-10 a.m.
  • 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • 12-2 p.m.
  • 2-4 p.m.
  • 4-6 p.m.

Tear down: Clean up and tear down the event.


  • 5:45-7 p.m.

Oral Presentation Session Assistants: Take a fun, important and active role in assisting Oral Presenters and Faculty Moderators with technical equipment, keeping time, etc. for oral presentations.

Note: Session Assistant Volunteers must be willing to attend a brief training prior to the Symposium.

Time Options:

  • 12-2:15 p.m.
  • 3-5:15 p.m.

Registration: Assistance in registering all presenters of the Undergraduate Research Symposium.

UW Staff and Invited Only: Registration Volunteers must be UW Staff or invited by URP to sign-up and train for registration shifts.

Time Options:

  • 7:45-9:45 a.m.
  • 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.