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What is URD?

Undergraduate Research Day is hosted each spring by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards in collaboration with the Honors College and the MD Anderson Library. This event brings together hundreds of visitors to celebrate the work of undergraduate researchers across all disciplines who showcase their work in poster presentations. The 19th annual Undergraduate Research Day was held on April 11, 2024.

Mark your calendars to join us for the 20th annual Undergraduate Research Day on April 10, 2025! Check back here for updates on when the URD 2025 poster submission form will open. If you have any questions, please email

Who is eligible to present at URD?

Any currently enrolled University of Houston undergraduate student who conducted a mentored research project over the past year (Spring 2024 - present) is eligible to submit a poster for Undergraduate Research Day. Fall 2024 graduates are welcome. Group posters are also eligible.

  • All projects must list and be approved by at least one UH faculty mentor.
  • Posters must meet sizing and logo requirements listed below.

Poster Templates

We strongly advise all presenters to utilize our pre-made poster templates to ensure all poster requirements are met. Posters must be 40 inches by 36 inches (width x height) and include a university-approved logo.

Do not move, resize, duplicate, or change the color of the logos in these templates:

Submitting a Poster

Before submitting your poster, please take a final look and make sure your poster meets all of the following requirements:

  • My poster meets the sizing requirements (40 in width x 36 in height). To check or adjust the sizing of your poster on Microsoft PowerPoint, select page setup under the file tab.
  • My poster includes a University of Houston-approved logo that has not been stretched or compressed and has the correct amount of spacing surrounding it. The templates provided above already include an approved logo. For more information on branding guidelines, please consult the university's branding guidelines or visit the UH Download Zone.
  • The photos, images, and graphics on my poster are all high-resolution images. Pixelated or low-quality images will appear blurry when printed in a larger format.
  • My poster includes my name, my mentor's name, and the names of any additional contributors. Colleges or departments are also listed beneath the presenters' names.
  • I have proofread my poster and can confirm it is well-organized and easy to read, free of any spelling or grammatical errors, and there are no overlapping images, text, or other graphics.

Information for Presenters

  • Undergraduate Research Day 2025 will take place on Thursday, April 10th at the MD Anderson Library.
  • Presenters should arrive no later than 3:00 PM in order to check-in in time for opening remarks. Opening remarks take place from 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM and will be followed by an open poster session from 4 – 6 PM. Presenters are expected to be at the event for its entirety.
  • We encourage presenters to leave all bags at home if possible. We will provide a bag check at the registration table.
  • The dress code for presenters is business casual. All presenters must be wearing their red URD polo shirt provided by the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards.
  • Presenters are expected to help with set-up or tear down the day of the event. A sign-up form will be provided to you closer to the event.
  • This is an open event. Please encourage your friends, family, peers, and mentors to attend!

If you have any questions about presenting at URD, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Major Awards at