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Graduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activity Day

faculty gathered for poster session

Graduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Day (GRSCAD)

To showcase the innovative work of SDSU graduate students, the Graduate School will be sponsoring Graduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Day (GRSCAD) on April 26, 2023. The day will begin with a featured speaker/presentation, followed by graduate student poster presentations, culminating with the Graduate Student Recognition Event.

The event is open to ALL graduate students, regardless of discipline or type of degree being earned. Students not completing a thesis or research paper are welcome to present on a project, portfolio, written work, or any other type of creative activity. A group of faculty judges will select the top 2 posters to receive awards. 

The deadline to register for the event is Friday, April 14, 2023. Graduate students will need to provide a brief abstract of the project, as well as other pertinent information. Students interested in giving an oral presentation during the featured speaker portion should also indicate this on the registration form. 

GRSCAD Registration Form (CLOSED)

Schedule of Events 

April 26, 2023 2:00pm-7:00pm 
Campanile/Hobo Day Gallery and Pheasant/Crest Room - Student Union 

  • Featured speaker/presentation: 2:00-3:00pm
  • Poster show/project judging: 3:00-5:00pm
  • Graduate Recognition Event: 5:00-7:00pm

**The featured speaker and recognition event will be hosted in the Campanile/Hobo Day Gallery. The poster show will be displayed in the Pheasant/Crest Room. 

Instructions for GRSCAD Poster Creation 

Graduate students who will be participating in the poster presentation will need to create and print a 36-inch by 48-inch poster for display during the event. Students may create their own template for the poster, however, SDSU has created various templates students are encouraged to utilize. Students are encouraged to utilized BluePrint & Print Center, located in the lower level of the Student Union to print posters. 

SDSU Research Poster Templates 

Blueprint Design & Print Center 


The Graduate School will reach out to those who registered prior to the event. For any questions, please reach out to the Graduate School - or 605-688-4181.