Spring Student Symposium

The Spring Student Symposium is an all-campus event that showcases the scholarly and creative pursuits of Middlebury students. A full day of student presentations will be on Friday, April 21, 2017, for independent work including oral presentations, performances, posters, artwork, and readings. Classes are cancelled so that the entire Middlebury community can come out to engage with student presenters and performers for two days of intellectual inquiry and inspiration -- what many have termed, "...a party about thinking."

Over the past decade, the event has grown to showcase the academic and creative works of more than 300 students annually. Students from all classes and all disciplines can apply to present.

Here's what former Symposium presenters said about their experience:

"The Student Symposium was one of my favorite days of the year. Presenting my work was very rewarding, but the day was great because of the quality of everyone's work and presentation. Students at Middlebury work hard, and the Symposium is an amazing way to celebrate achievements and also gain essential presentation skills."

"I enjoyed being able to share my work with my friends and family in a public setting, but I was really amazed by the depth and breadth of the other research I got to learn about during the Symposium. I felt reenergized at the end of the day because it was a great reminder of the passion and brilliance of so many members of the Middlebury community."

In addition to presenting, students enjoy attending to support their friends, explore a major, or learn more about undergraduate research topics here at Middlebury. Check out the top 5 reasons to attend.

Spring Symposium supporters include the Norbert K. Vaughn '10 Memorial Fund, established in 2008, to honor Norbert's memory and an event that exemplifies his approach to scholarly inquiry.