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 senior 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.

2017 Senior Research Symposium

This year, the symposium is being held on Friday, April 28. We hope that you will join our seniors in this all-day event, featuring performances, presentations, research posters, and exhibits of senior work.

We have a number of venues available this year:

  • Oral presentation
  • Poster
  • Digital Presentation 
  • I.S. Trailer
  • Musical or theatrical performance, Art exhibition
  • 3-Minute Thesis 


The program for 2017 will be available April 21. View the 2016 Symposium Program (.pdf)

Attention Seniors:

Learn how you can showcase your I.S. by participating in the symposium! All applications are due by 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

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