Student Information

Celebration is an annual spring colloquium that showcases student work in poster format from a variety of disciplines. This event offers valuable experience in presenting your intellectual and/or creative work that is a critical and sought-after skill, whether you plan to pursue graduate study or employment immediately after Gettysburg.

Who is Eligible?

Celebration participants come from all class years: first-year, sophomore, junior, and senior. If you are a currently-enrolled student at Gettysburg College and have secured a faculty member or college administration sponsor, you can register your poster via the online Celebration application.

The Poster Presentation

Poster Session: A variety of department/disciplines present together during one poster session. Each poster presenter has 90 minutes to present their work and answer questions from guests. Students may incorporate technology by way of a laptop computer to enhance the information provided on the poster. It cannot, however, take the place of a poster. Examples would be audio clips of music or video pertaining to the project or a game that your guests can try. PowerPoint presentations are not permitted. Poster size must be 36"h x 48"w.

Follow these steps below to prepare and print your poster for Celebration.

  • Attend a Poster Workshop. (Poster Workshop schedule)
  • Create your poster in PowerPoint. Size to 36"h x 48" w. (Optional poster template)
  • Check your work.
  • Send the file to your mentor for review.
  • Email a completed Ricoh request form and both your PowerPoint file and the pdf of your poster to no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17 to ensure it will be printed in time for the event. Files submitted after this deadline will be printed on a first-come, first-served basis and there is no guarantee that your poster will be printed in time for presentation at Celebration.
  • Pick up your printed poster from Ricoh in the West Building. They will notify you when it has been printed.
  • Post your poster in Bream Gym. All posters must be mounted by 4:15 p.m. on May 1. Posters are assigned so please refer to the assignment boards and locate your spot.