Participating in University Day

Participating in University Day


Kelley Commons will shift its entire lunch offering to Wieden Hall.  Come to Wieden Hall for lunch between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

What Can Students Present?

University Day is intended to display the variety of student work inside and outside the classroom, including presentations related to service learning, research of all types, creative work, activism, community engagement, and more.  If a ‘poster’ or ‘talk’ does not fit your work, please suggest an alternative mode or venue.  Students have used the pool, the gym, the athletic training room, the art gallery, and other facilities to demonstrate their work. Those who produce a poster on MS Powerpoint can send it to the committee to be printed for free. For those who choose to present a poster, here is a set of resources to help you design a good poster. Learn more about how to print a poster.

Proceedings of University Day

Students may submit an abstract for their oral or poster presentation. Abstracts are due by April 1. These abstracts will be archived on the University Day website for years to come, and students will be able to cite these on their academic portfolios or resumes, or refer employers, graduate schools or others to this document. The committee is looking for students, along with the mentor, to write a polished abstract!

Student Club Participation

Student clubs should set up displays in Wieden Hall before 11:00 am. Clubs will submit a form so we can have a table set up for their displays. If you need electricity or another accommodation, please contact Stacey Emery at stacey.emery@maine.edu.

How Can Faculty and Staff Participate in University Day?

The committee would like to further increase the engagement of faculty and staff in mentoring presenters, attending presentations, and/or serving as proctors.

Feedback on Presentations

We will be making feedback forms available to all who attend the poster and oral presentations and encouraging them to give helpful feedback. This should eliminate some of our past problems of having to find two judges for each presentation and getting uneven, not always helpful judgments. Mentors will receive the feedback forms and can share this formative assessment with their students to help them improve.

We will continue to have proctors in the presentations to take attendance, make introductions and monitor the feedback forms.