A view of presenters in the great hall during the Spring Student Symposium.
Presenters in the great hall during the Spring Student Symposium.

The Spring Student Symposium is an all-campus event that provides students an opportunity to showcase their academic projects to a campus-wide audience in a professional conference setting.

A celebratory day for student presentations scheduled for Friday, April 22, 2022, the symposium allows students of all academic disciplines and graduation years to present independent research through oral presentations, posters, and artwork. Classes are canceled, allowing the entire Middlebury community to come out to enjoy the intellectual inquiry and inspiration.

2022 Spring Student Symposium Schedule

2022 Spring Student Symposium Schedule as of 4-20

Schedule by Venue as of 4-20

The online event site and program will also be available at sym2022.sched.com. The online event site is private to the greater Middlebury community. Email sym@middlebury.edu with questions.

Schedule Overview

9:00 am  Welcome by Laurie Patton, President of Middlebury College

9:15-10:30 a.m. Session 1: Oral Presentations
McCardell Bicentennial Hall Classrooms

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Art Exhibits
Johnson Memorial Building

10:30-11:15 a.m. Poster Presentations: Group 1 and Refreshments
McCardell Bicentennial Great Hall

11:15-12:30 a.m. Session 2: Oral Presentations
McCardell Bicentennial Hall Classrooms

12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch Break
Various Locations

1:30-2:45 p.m. Session 3: Oral Presentations
McCardell BiCentennial Hall Classrooms, Zoom (view in MBH 411)

2:45-3:30 p.m. Poster Presentations: Group 2 and Refreshments
McCardell Bicentennial Great Hall

3:30-4:45 p.m. Session 4: Oral Presentations
McCardell Bicentennial Hall Classrooms

Mask and COVID Policy

Symposium attendees are required to wear a mask during the event, except while eating and drinking. For presenters, masks are optional during their presentation. All participants and attendees must comply with Middlebury vaccination requirements. Anyone feeling unwell should not attend in person. See the Campus Status for more information and current policies.

Presenters who need to change presentation modalities for health reasons should contact sym@middlebury.edu

Top 5 Reasons to Join in the Spring Student Symposium

Since its start in 2007, the event has grown to showcase the academic and creative works of more than 275 students annually. Students from all classes and all disciplines are encouraged to apply to present.

In addition to presenting, students enjoy attending to support their friends, explore a major, or learn more about undergraduate research topics here at Middlebury.

“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.”

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. 

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