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Process Overview

How to take the final logistical steps necessary to share your work at SURC. 


Carefully review the FAQs to your right for guidance.


Upload poster to the SURC digital repository by Sunday, July 14 at 11:59 pm if your advisor supports its online publication.


Arrive at the Stamp Grand Ballroom on Friday, July 19 at 1:00  pm to check in and hang your poster. 


Enjoy sharing your work!


How can I get my poster printed?

You are responsible for printing your poster and paying for the printing costs.


  • You can print your poster at the McKeldin Library; please see the section of this website labeled "Specialized Printing/Publishing Services and Costs" for more information.

  • Another option for poster printing on campus is the Engineering Copy Center. If you wish to print your poster at the copy center, they ask that you submit it to them no later than Thursday, July 11, 2024.

  • Off-campus retailers (e.g., FedEx Office) may also offer printing options.

  • Whether you plan to print your poster on- or off-campus, we recommend printing it well before the event.

What time should I arrive?

You should arrive at the Stamp Grand Ballroom at 1:00 pm.

Do I need to bring push pins?

Push pins will be provided; you do not need to bring your own.

Is there an online collection of SURC posters? If so, how do I upload my poster, and are there circumstances in which I should not add my poster to the collection?

Copies of posters from SURC will be shared via the Digital Repository at the University of Maryland (DRUM), a site managed by the UMD libraries that many researchers at the university use to make their work available online. Before you upload your poster to DRUM, please ask your faculty research advisor if they support publishing the poster online; if they do not, you should not upload your poster to DRUM. If you are going to upload your poster, please follow the instructions below and submit your poster by Sunday, July 14 at 11:59 pm.

If you or your faculty research advisor have questions related to the online repository, please contact OUR.

Should I wear business clothing to SURC?

You can if you wish, but it is not required.

Can I invite people to come to SURC?

Yes, we urge you to do so! Please invite your research advisor, other students interested in research, friends, and family members.

I have a condition that would make it difficult to stand for several hours while discussing my project. What should I do?

Please contact OUR by Monday, July 8.

What should I do with my poster once the event is over?

If you wish to keep your poster, please take it with you. OUR will recycle posters left behind after the event.


Download our PDF instructions for adding your poster to DRUM.

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