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Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Day (URSCAD)

Registration for the 2023 URSCAD is now closed.


The purpose of URSCAD is to encourage, promote and recognize student involvement in undergraduate research and creative activity at SDSU. 

URSCAD is held each spring and includes a poster show, featured performances, and awards for outstanding student achievement. Student submissions from all disciplines are encouraged. Faculty, staff, students, and community members (both on-campus and off-campus) are welcome and encouraged to attend the poster show and judging, as well as the musical/poetry performances and awards ceremony!

This year, URSCAD will take place on Thursday, April 20, 2023. URSCAD will be held in the Volstorff Ballroom of the SDSU University Student Union.

Students are encouraged to read through the "Student Participant Instructions" below in preparation for URSCAD.

Additional information can be found below. If you have questions, please contact Nathan Bylander (; 605-688-5186).

Tentative URSCAD Schedule

9:00am-11:00am - Poster Check-In and Display Setup
1:00pm-3:00pm - Poster Show and Project Judging
3:15pm-3:30pm - Music and Poetry Performances
3:30pm-4:00pm - Awards Ceremony

Please Note: Schedule is tentative and may be subject to change

Student Participant Instructions

Students presenting research should plan to create and print a 36-inch tall by 48-inch wide poster to display during URSCAD. SDSU has a number of university-approved templates for research posters. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of these templates when preparing for URSCAD.

SDSU Research Poster Templates

Students are welcome to print their poster utilizing the printing service of their choice, but are encouraged to use BluePrint Design & Print Center, located in the lower level of the University Student Union.

BluePrint Design & Print Center

Students will be provided additional instructions about their participation in URSCAD through their student email as the event gets closer.