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2020 URC Cancelled

Like you, we have been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic carefully. Given the multitude of campus closings, travel restrictions, and government-mandated event restrictions, the 2020 Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) has been cancelled.

This difficult decision was made out of concern for the health and well-being of URC participants. I thank all of our student presenters and faculty sponsors, and I know how disappointing this news must be. Although the conference has been cancelled, the program will be archived on our website. Thus, I encourage presenters to list your presentations on your CVs or resumes using a format similar to the following:

Last name, First name. Presentation Title. Abstract accepted for presentation at the 32nd annual Butler University Undergraduate Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN, April 2020. Note: This meeting was cancelled due to public health concerns related to COVID-19.

We thank you for your support of the URC, and wish you continued success in your research projects and creative endeavors.


Dacia Charlesworth, Ph.D.

2020 URC Refund Annoucement

As of March 16, 628 individuals had registered for the URC. Our Business Office has begun issuing refunds for those students, faculty, staff, and guests not affiliated with Butler University. We ask for your patience as we work to complete this process; if you have not received your refund by April 17, please contact us

For Butler University students, faculty, and staff who ordered a URC T-shirt, you will receive an email letting you know when it is safe for you to come by the Engaged Learning Center to collect your T-shirt. If you no longer want your T-shirt, please email us no later than April 3 so that we may process your refund (please allow 10-14 business days for your refund to process).

Thanks to our sponsor:

Future URC Dates & Submission Deadlines

April 9, 2021 (Submission Deadline: February 10, 5:00 pm EST)

April 8, 2022 (Submission Deadline: February 9, 5:00 pm EST)

April 14, 2023 (Submission Deadline: February 8, 5:00 pm EST)

April 12, 2024 (Submission Deadline: February 7, 5:00 pm EST)

April 11, 2025 (Submission Deadline: February 12, 5:00 pm EST)

 *Submissions accepted beginning January 2

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Friday, April 17, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Due to the large number of student submissions, we are not able to accept submissions received after the February 15 deadline.