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The Unity College Student Conference is an opportunity to celebrate excellence in academic work created by Unity College students. At the end of each semester, students gather to display their best work and compete for a variety of awards; entries are judged by college faculty, staff, and community partners. This year, the Student Conference moves back to the main campus and will be held in the Tozier Gym.

Fall 2018 Dates:

  • Submission period opens: Friday, October 5
  • Entries deadline: Friday, November 30, 4pm
  • Online Nominations window: Monday, December 3 to Thursday, December 6 (4pm)
  • Set-up: Monday, December 10 (noon-6pm) and Tuesday, December 11 (8am-6pm)
  • Conference: Wednesday, December 12
Please be sure to obtain a faculty sponsor and determine which format best describes your presentation.


Fall 2018 Student Conference Schedule (Tentative)
 Time      Event
 7:00-7:45 Judge Preview Period
 7:45-10:00 Exhibits Open
 8:00-10:00 Exhibit Judging
 8:00-10:00 Category Judge Deliberation
 10:15-10:30 Lead Judge Deliberation
 10:30-11:00 Awards Ceremony

Other Information
  • Please note there is no longer an option for oral presentations or video presentations.
  • THERE IS NO REVISIONS PERIOD. Instead, you have more time to prepare your submission before the deadline. Your submission is final once you complete the online registration form. PROOFREAD YOUR WORK.
  • If you require a laptop and/or headphones, you must reserve them on your own from the library. You are responsible for pickup/return of all items.
  • Information to have on hand prior to registration: Title, Presentation Summary (150 words or less), course information, names of all student authors, faculty sponsor information, presentation specifics.
  • All submissions (Poster, Art) must be in place by 6pm on Tuesday, December 11. You are not expected to leave a laptop in place overnight. Last minute setup can occur on Wednesday, December 12 before 7:45am. 
  • Judges can preview all submissions (if in place) on Tuesday, December 11 (8am-6pm).
  • Judges can preview all submissions from 7:00-7:45 on the day of the conference. Students need not be present as no interaction with judges is expected during this period.
  • FACULTY - The nominations process will be shared by email. Nominations can be made ahead of time online, by email, and during the Judges Preview Period. 
  • JUDGES - please make use of the preview periods to review all nominations in your category. Please adhere to the deliberation time periods.

We look forward to seeing you!

Unity College Student Conference Coordinating Committee: Dr. Kevin M. Spigel, Director of Undergraduate Research and Dr. Pamela MacRae, Dean of Biodiversity Conservation

Special Thanks: Dr. Pieter deHart, Jen Whelan, Kim Sheff, Sandra Abbot-Stout, and Ben Stafford