Graduate Research Symposium

Each spring, the Graduate Student Association sponsors a research symposium to present graduate research work to the university and Richmond community.

The 22nd Annual Graduate Research Symposium will take place on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 in the Commonwealth Ballrooms - Student Commons (this is a change from originally posted location) from 11am to 1pm. The research symposium is a poster presentation and all students will be required to have a research poster to present. To present, you must be a current graduate student at VCU though attendance to the event is open to the public. 

To submit your abstract, use this form:

Abstract submissions are due by midnight on Friday, March 1, 2019.  

For questions, please contact the GSA Research Symposium Chair, Ria Fyffe-Freil at

The event is an excellent opportunity for graduate students from all disciplines to present their original research and creative projects to faculty, staff, students and community members. Participation in this event has nearly doubled every year and attracts not only VCU students and faculty, but local media, legislators and respected members of the Richmond business community.

Photos and Winners of 22nd Annual Graduate Research Symposium