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 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
  • Poster presentations
  • Performances

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

  • To present: YES.
  • To moderate: NO.

How do I get to Saddleback?

  • Follow the instructions on this page: /maps/
  • If it's a good surfing day, allow extra time for your commute!
  • The parking lots closest to the symposium are Lot 10 and Lot 12.

Do I have to pay for parking?

  • Both Saddleback College and Irvine Valley College permits will be honored.
  • Students are restricted to student lots, no matter what day or time they park.
  • For vistors, day permits are available for $2 at several Daily Parking Permit Dispensers. These dispensers are marked by black stars on our campus map: /maps/. There is a permit dispenser in Lot 10.

Where at Saddleback will the symposium be held?

  • The first place to get to is the patio area between the SM and LRC/LIB buildings. /maps/
  • The plenary and awards sessions will be in SM 313.
  • The poster session will be in the poster display center in the main hallway of the SM building.
  • The breakout sessions will be on the first floor of the LRC/LIB building.

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! 


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