Program Schedule


2020-2021 Undergraduate Research Scholars Program Schedule
Date Description Time/Deadline Location/RSVP
September 10 Research Compliance Drop-in Session (optional) 3:00-4:00 PM CST via Zoom
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September 14 Application Deadline (required) 11:59 AM CST Part 1 and 2 through LAUNCH Website
October 12 Virtual Orientation for College Station, Galveston, and Dental Hygiene Students (required) 8:45 PM-9:30 PM CST via Zoom
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October 15 Orientation Test Deadline for Qatar Students (required) 11:59 AM CST eCampus Community
October 14-19 Start-of-Semester Fall Small Group Virtual Meetings between Students and Assigned Thesis Reviewer (only one required) Dates vary, multiple sessions will be offered via Zoom
See individual emails for registration
October 23-November 10 Attend at least one resource session (many will be virtual) listed below (only one required):​
October 23: Research Compliance Session 3:00 PM-4:00 PM CST via Zoom
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October 26: Research and Data Management Session 10:00 AM-11:00 AM CST via Zoom
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November 6: POWER Writing Productivity Session 2:00 PM-4:00 PM CST via Zoom
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November 10: Citation Software Session  3:00 PM-4:00 PM CST via Zoom
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November 18-30
End-of-Semester Small Group Virtual Meetings between Students and Assigned Thesis Reviewer (only one required)
Dates vary, multiple sessions will be offered via Zoom
November 30 Fall Progress Report Deadline (required) 11:59 AM CST eCampus Community
January 11-21 Attend one Virtual Thesis Formatting Workshop listed below (only one required):
  • January 11: Virtual Thesis Formatting Workshop 
  • January 14: Virtual Thesis Formatting Workshop
  • January 20: Virtual Thesis Formatting Workshop
  • January 21: Virtual Thesis Formatting Workshop
Dates and times vary, multiple sessions will be offered via Zoom
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January 22 Thesis Help Drop-in Session (optional) 12:00 PM-2:00 PM CST via Zoom
No RSVP Needed
January 22 Writing Abstracts Workshop (optional) 4:30 PM-5:30 PM CST via Zoom
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January 25 Installment 1 and Spring Progress Report 1 Deadlines (required) 11:59 AM CST eCampus Community
January 27 URS Symposium Registration Deadline (optional event, registration required if participating) 11:59 AM CST Online Form
February 5 Presentation Skills Workshop (optional) 4:30 PM-5:30 PM CST via Zoom
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February 12 Presentation Practice Session (optional) 4:00 PM-5:30 PM CST via Zoom
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February 24-
March 3
URS Symposium (optional) All-Day Virtual
February 26 Thesis Help Drop-in Session (optional) 12:00 PM-2:00 PM CST via Zoom
No RSVP Needed
March 1 Installment 2 and Spring Progress Report 2 Deadlines for College Station, Dental Hygiene, and Galveston Students (required) 11:59 AM CST eCampus Community
March 8 Installment 2 and Spring Progress Report 2 Deadlines for Qatar Students (required) 11:59 AM CST eCampus Community
March 26 URS Happy Hangout: De-stress With Your Fellow Scholars (optional) 4:30-5:30 PM CDT via Zoom
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April 8 Thesis Help Drop-in Session (optional) 2:30 PM-4:30 PM CDT  via Zoom
No RSVP Needed
April 9 Thesis Help Drop-in Session (optional) 12:00 PM-2:00 PM CDT via Zoom
No RSVP Needed
April 12 Final Thesis Deadline (required) 11:59 AM CDT eCampus Community
April 12 Public Presentation Report Deadline for College Station, Dental Hygiene, and Qatar Students (required) 11:59 AM CDT eCampus Community
April 23 Presentation Report Deadline for Galveston Students (required) 11:59 AM CDT eCampus Community

Note: Events after the application deadline are open to students accepted into the URS thesis program.
Note: All spring semester events/meetings may be virtual, depending on COVID-19 developments.