Female student presenting poster at I.S. symposium

Senior Research Symposium

A Celebration of Independent Study

Each year, the College of Wooster cancels classes on a Friday in April to celebrate the accomplishments of the senior class. The college itself becomes a classroom as hundreds of seniors share the projects they have developed during the academic year. Students, faculty, staff, parents, and community members are encouraged to visit campus that day and listen to presentations, view art exhibits, ask questions about research posters, and explore the work of the senior class.

2018 Senior Research Symposium

This year, the symposium was held on Friday, April 27. This all-day event featured performances, presentations, research posters, and exhibits of senior work in the following formats:

  • Oral presentation
  • Poster
  • Digital Presentation 
  • Musical or theatrical performance
  • Art exhibition 


The schedule for the 2018 Symposium will be not be available until around a week prior to the event. It will be similar in schedule to last year's which can be viewed here 2017 Senior Research Symposium Program (.pdf).

The Senior Research Symposium is supported by the Henry J. Copeland Fund for Independent Study and the Andrew Mellon Foundation.