Applying for Celebration is easy.

  1. Speak to your faculty mentor about your desire to present at Celebration.
  2. If presenting in collaboration with other students, make sure the name of each student is included on application.
  3. Type your abstract in Word then copy and paste into the application.

Presenter Application Process (PDF): 

Co-Presenter Application Process (PDF)

  • Approval from faculty/administrator mentor
  • Go to Student Center on PeopleSoft. Click on the Celebration link beside your Semester's Schedule under "My Academics."
  • Provide detailed information about the presentation. The abstract need not be completed when submitting the application form.  You can return to the form to edit until the given deadline.
  • Mentor provides contextual information to the committee if he/she is in disagreement of the application.
  • MAC users: Further instructions (PDF).

Be sure to complete all fields, then hit "save and send emails" to save the information entered.

You can re-enter the form at any time before the deadline to make edits, updates and deletions to your application.

Important note: ALL students participating in Celebration must go into the PeopleSoft Celebration Application Form and complete the appropriate form for their part in the presentation in order to be included in scheduling and the abstract book. Co-Presenter Application Process (PDF)


Tips for completing the Celebration Application Form

  • Students must initiate the registration process.
  • Set aside about 15 minutes to complete the form.  Before starting, be sure to have the name of your mentor and if applicable, other students presenting with you, presentation title and a basic abstract.
  • When you login to PeopleSoft, you will see the Celebration link at the end of the list on the left.  Click to enter. **Click on the Celebration link beside your Semester's Schedule  under " My Academics" and not the link in GBC menus.
  •  You will be asked to read and agree to the terms and conditions for participation in Celebration.  Please take note of the deadlines.  No exceptions will be made.
  • Read carefully!  There are definitions and explanations for each selection you make on the form. 
  • You will notice tabs across the top of the page that read, "New Presentation", "Co-Presenter", "Inquiry", and "Supporting Student".  The supporting student and co-presenter tabs will only appear if you have been invited to participate by another student.
  • If you are participating in more than one presentation, you will notice a "1 of 2" or "2 of 2" in the upper right-hand corner of the form.  By clicking the arrow, you can move back and forth between presentations.
  • Use the magnifying glass to search for names, departments, classes, etc.
  • The student who initiates a group project or a performance will receive email notification when group members accept or decline the invitation to participate.In the event of a decline, that student will be automatically removed from the group.
  • You can change from individual to group presentation, (or visa versa) by clicking on the appropriate button.  When changing to "group" you will be given a field to invite your group members.
  • Creative activity presentations are scheduled a little differently than panels and posters.  We will communicate with the mentors to determine appropriate scheduling.
  • Your mentor and department administrative assistants will be able to view your project information but will not be permitted to add or edit any information.

Important note: ALL students participating in Celebration must go into the PeopleSoft Celebration Registration Tool and complete the appropriate form for their part in the presentation in order to be included in scheduling and the abstract book.

Presentation information will be printed as-is in the Celebration ’15 Abstract Book that will be made available to student participants, faculty, Trustees, fellow students, the campus community, guests, potential students, and online.

Terms used in the Celebration Application Form

  • New Presentation - Use this tab to begin a new application. 

  • Presenter - The student who initiates the project registration. Do not use this tab if you have been invited by another student to participate.

  • Co-Presenter - Use this tab if you have been invited by another student to present your research or project as part of a group presentation.
  • Supporting Student - Use this tab if you are a student who has been invited to perform or play a supporting role in a performance.  Supporting students did not work on the research or the project itself but will simply assist with the execution of the project.
  • Inquiry - This tab allows you to view all of the registrations you have entered.
  • Update Presentation - You can return to your form and make revisions at any time up until the deadline.
  • Genre - The form of the project -a panel discussion, a poster presentation, an art project, theatrical or musical performance, or film.
  • Individual/Group presentation - Tell us, "who done it."  We want to know who worked on the project, contributed research, and assisted with bringing the project to completion.
  • Abstract Title - The title of your presentation, performance, or film.
  • Abstract - The overview or concept of the project.  This may or may not include the final findings.  Conclusions will be shared during the presentation.
  • Resources - Equipment, props, or technology that you need for your presentation.  Please read the standard resources listed for your type of presentation.
  • Grant - Tell us if you received any funding to work on this project and where the funding came from.
  • Family Members - Students are encouraged to invite up to two family members to take part in the day.  Family members are invited to attend the kick-off breakfast.  Students are responsible for inviting their family members to attend.  The Celebration committee will not be contacting the family members.
  • Role - The description of the role an individual will play for the presentation, i.e. Director, Pianist, Choreographer.