Once You're Accepted

Congratulations!  Your application has been accepted for Celebration!  Now what?  We  encourage you to consult with your faculty mentor or sponsor to schedule practice sessions to develop the execution of your project(s). Here are some important points regarding your presentation.

Panel Discussions:

  • You are expected to be in attendance.  Last minute no-shows are not acceptable unless due to an emergency.
  • Your mentor is also expected to attend or make arrangements with a colleague to cover for them.
  • Save your project on your ‘H’ drive as well as a flash drive. Store all of the projects for the presentation on the same drive to same time.
  • Practice the presentation prior to the event to ensure proper timing. Please leave 15 minutes
    for Q & A.
  • Ask your mentor to review how to operate the equipment
  • Invite your peers, professors, friends and family to attend the session. 

Poster Presentations:

  • You are expected to be in attendance.  Last minute no-shows are not acceptable unless due to an emergency.
  • Your mentor is also expected to attend or make arrangements with a colleague to cover for them.
  • Print your poster as early as possible.
    • Save your poster in PDF or PowerPoint format
    • Email to Kim Breighner, Digital Center Coordinator at kbreighn@gettysburg.edu
    • Cost is $12 paid via college account
      NOTE: Celebration does not cover printing costs.
    • Deadline for emailing poster is April 30th at 5:00 p.m.
  • You should arrive at your session at least 15 minutes prior to set up.  We will provide easels, foam-core boards, Velcro, thumbtacks, and clips for mounting their poster.
  • Easels are not assigned to specific students.  To abide by ADA regulations, the easels cannot be moved from their original location.  
  • You are responsible for removing your poster and return the mounting materials. Posters left past 6:30 p.m. will be discarded.
  • Invite your peers, professors, friends and family to attend the session. 

Music, Art, Theater, Film:

  • You are expected to be in attendance.  Last minute no-shows are not acceptable unless due to an emergency.
  • Your mentor is also expected to attend or make arrangements with a colleague to cover for them.
  • Please make sure arrangements have been made for any equipment necessary for the presentation/performance.
  • Practice with your mentor prior to the event to ensure proper timing. Please leave 15 minutes
    for Q & A.
    NOTE: Students may benefit from practicing in the room they are assigned for their presentation.
  • Invite your peers, professors, friends and family to attend the session.

Participant Check-In

  • All mentors and participants are asked to check-in with the Celebration staff in the CUB lobby during one of the scheduled check-in times.  Pertinent information will be distributed at that time. 
    NOTE: Students will not be permitted to present without having done so.
  • Check-In times:
    • Thursday, April 30 – 11:00AM – 3:00PM
    • Friday, May 1 – 10:00AM – 2:00PM

Please refer to the Timeline and Schedule tab for more information.

Attire: Business Casual