Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activity

About Our Programs

Undergraduate research through the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity drives your intellectual curiosity, satisfies your thirst for discovery, and gives you an outlet for your creativity. Through OUR’s programs and initiatives, we encourage you to explore exciting research opportunities outside of the classroom, while providing you with a sense of community and engagement.

Workshop Series: Craft of Undergraduate Research

Students applying to research, field studies, and archival scholars awards in the fall should take advantage of our Workshop Series: Craft of Undergraduate Research. Learn how to begin independent research, the basics of writing a standout proposal, and more. Read for more detailed descriptions >

OUR Fall Deadlines

Check out the upcoming deadlines to OUR spring programs.  Mark your calendar >

Next Year's FAFSA Available Now

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) became available on October 1, 2016 for the 2017-18 academic year. This is the most important form to complete in order to qualify for almost all types of financial aid. Visit the Federal Student Aid Web site to access the online application and find many helpful tips.

Come to Curiosity Hours

Chat about your research or creative pursuits with an OUR Undergraduate Mentor and we'll treat you to a cup of coffee. Curiosity Hours are held in the Hillman Library's Cup and Chaucer. Fall 2016 hours are Tuesday from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm.