The Honors Symposium showcases academic research and creative scholarship by JMU Honors students. Student presenters will serve as panelists, and will offer brief presentations about their Honors Capstone Projects or other Honors research and scholarship, as well as answer questions.

We hope that JMU students, faculty, family and friends will attend the Symposium to learn about unique, interdisciplinary work conducted by Honors students. Save the date for the Spring Symposium to be held on Friday, April 22 from 12-3 pm in the Madison Union Ballroom.


How to Participate

We invite participants who are working on academic projects in any of the following contexts:

  • Honors Capstone Projects (will fulfill the required public presentation)
  • Honors seminars and area of emphasis courses
  • Honors General Education classes
  • Honors options
  • Non-honors classes
  • Research labs and research apprenticeships
  • Creative and performance-based work
  • Study abroad experiences
  • Service work and community-based activity
  • Other

Group projects and collaborative presentations are encouraged.

Participating students present posters that outline and illustrate their scholarly projects. Information on designing research posters is available below.

Register via the online registration form for the semester in which you are interested in presenting. 

Upcoming Symposia

Spring 2022
Friday, April 22
12-3 pm, Madison Union Ballrom

Symposium details are available in Canvas.

Registration will open in March 2022.

Questions about the symposium? Contact Dr. Alysia Davis by phone (540-568-5217) or email (

Resources for Designing Posters

The following resources provide guidelines and information on designing posters. Posters should be 36x48 in dimension. Madison Print Services can print posters for as little as $12. Instructions are included in first link below.

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