IVC/SC Student Research Symposium FAQs

Who may participate?

  • All Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College students in good standing (enrolled in at least 3 units, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0) may apply to participate as a presenter or moderator.

  • All Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College students and their friends and family may attend.

Do I have to be an Honors student to participate?

  • No! You need only to be currently enrolled at either Irvine Valley College or Saddleback College  (or both!) and in good standing as a student.

How much does it cost to attend, moderate, or present at the symposium?

  • $0

  • Information about our generous sponsors will be available at the symposium!

What presentation formats are allowed?

  • Oral presentations: Individual or group

    • Completed research

    • In-Progress research

    • Preliminary-Stage research

  • Poster presentations

  • Performances

Must I have a faculty mentor approve my application to present or moderate?

  • To present: YES.

  • To moderate: NO.

I'm from Saddleback. What and where is IVC?

  • IVC is Irvine Valley College, "sister campus" to Saddleback Colleges. Although they are two separate schools with different curricula (and separate Honors Programs), about 3,000 students take classes at both. 

  • IVC's address is
    5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine CA 92618
    but visitors coming by freeway (5 or 405) should look for the "Jeffrey Road" exit and enter IVC from that road. 

Do I have to pay for parking?

  • Both Saddleback College and 
    Irvine Valley College staff and student
    permits will be honored.

  • Students are restricted to student lots!

  • Guests may buy Day Permits
    at kiosks in Lots 5, 9, and 10

Where at IVC will the symposium be held?

  • The answer right now is 
    There will be signs. 
    We'll have more detail later.

  • It wouldn't hurt to download their map.

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I have a different question. How do I get it answered?

  • Email Prof. Rosenberg at arosenberg@saddleback.edu, because she should have thought of it. 

  • More FAQs will be answered as they are discovered!