SSD Registration Process

All GVSU students, graduate and undergraduate are welcome to present their scholarly and creative work at SSD.  The SSD registration process begins the last week of January.  We understand that a number of students have not completed their work by the registration deadline, but may still register their project for presentation in April at SSD.  If you have specific questions, please refer to the Student Participant Information, or the Faculty Mentor Information.  Additional Questions can be directed to ours@gvsu.edu. The 19th Annual Student Scholars Day will be held on Wednesday April 9, 2014.

Registration Process Deadline

January 27th, 2014 - Registration Opens

February 14th, 2014 - Registration Closes at 11:45 PM -  This is the deadline to register presentation details, including a finished abstract.  All faculty mentors and co-presenters must approve the presentation by this date.  Please note: No late submissions or changes will be accepted beyond February 14th, 2014. There will be NO administrative support after 5:00 PM.

Registration Summary

  1. Student logs onto registration site and submits presentation information.
  2. Email is sent to Faculty Mentor(s).
  3. Faculty Mentor(s) logs onto registration site, reviews presentation information, including title and abstract.
  4. Faculty Mentor(s) approves presentation.
  5. All co-presenters log onto registration site and approve the presentation.

Need help writing an abstract?  Click here

Student Login - click the link to register/revise presentations

Faculty Login - click the link to approve presentations

Please note: When registering, you may see a section that asks for a location code. Location codes are only needed for certain classes participating in SSD. All students who need specific location codes have been contacted by their faculty mentors.

Required Information for Registration

The following is the list of information needed to fully register a presentation for Student Scholars Day. Please have this information available prior to visiting the registration site to avoid error and headache. Information will be able to be updated online simply by using the login feature.

  • Name(s) and GVSU student email address(es) of student participant(s)
  • Name(s) and GVSU email address(es) of faculty mentor(s)
  • Title of Presentation
  • Abstract or Artist's Statement describing the project (limit 1000 characters)
  • Desired time of presentation (You will be able to choose the room and time of your oral presentation according to current availability.)
  • Type of Presentation (Select one from among the following. Selecting the appropriate type of presentation is extremely important as the type of presentation dictates when and where your presentation will be scheduled.) 
    • Oral (20 minutes, including 5 minutes for Q&A) 
    • Poster/Portfolio (Displayed all day; presenter chooses one hour to stand by poster for Q&A) 
    • Live Performance (20-60 minutes) 
    • Exhibition of Art (Displayed all day; presenter chooses one hour to stand by artwork for Q&A) 
    • Film/video (20-60 minutes)
    • Panel (several presentations clustered with a central theme)
  • Other (SSD will accommodate any type of presentation)

Watch and learn about our new SSD registration system. This video shows the student registration process.

This year, the Student Scholars Day registration process has been significantly redesigned based on feedback from the past three years.  The new registration system is designed to be more user and mobile friendly, as well as supportive of special characters. It also features an online presentation schedule and abstracts which will allow faculty and students to build their own schedules for the event, either for personal use or to be used for class. More on that to come!

Presentations Involving Human Subjects

All research involving human subjects performed at GVSU and/or by GVSU students, staff, and/or faculty must be reviewed and approved by the Human Research Review Committee prior to beginning the research. Click here for more information.

Presentations Involving Animal Research

All animal research at GVSU must be conducted in accordance with IACUC standards and comply with the Public Health Service policies and USDA animal welfare regulations.  All research involving the use of animals must be approved prior to beginning research activities. Click here for more information.