SSD Registration Process

All GVSU students, graduate and undergraduate are welcome to present their scholarly and creative work at SSD. The SSD registration process generally begins the first week of February. 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 24th Annual Student Scholars Day will be held on Wednesday April 8, 2020.

Registration Process Deadline

February 3rd, 2020 - Registration Opens

February 21st, 2020 - 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 21st, 2020. 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?

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: yes, that includes spaces)
  • 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.) 
    • Poster/Portfolio (Displayed all day: presenter chooses one hour to stand by poster for Q&A)
    • Oral (20 minutes, including 5 minutes for Q&A) 
    • Panel (1 hour: a set of oral presentations around a theme where students are collaborating in their presentation, ex. a group of students from one class or research team presenting on aspects of the same topic)
    • Session (1 hour: a set of oral presentations around a general theme, but not intentionally linked, ex. a group of students presenting on their research in the PSY Dpt, or a group of students presenting on a general theme such as sustainability)
    • 2-D Exhibition of Art (Displayed for about a week and a half: presenter attends Artist Reception on SSD)
    • 3-D Exhibition of Art (Displayed for about a week and a half: presenter attends Artist Reception on SSD)
    • Film/video (20-60 minutes)
    • Live Performance (20-60 minutes) 
    • Other (SSD will do its best to accommodate)

Check out the Registration Guides for registration system help:

Registration Guides

Presentations Involving Human Subjects or Animal Research

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.

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.

Contact the Office of Research Compliance and Integrity (RCI) for information.