End of Semester Festivals | St. Lawrence University Community Based Learning

End of Semester Festivals

The end of semester Festivals celebrate our students’ engagement with the local community through the offices of Community Based Learning and Volunteer Services. It offers students the opportunity to showcase their experiences in a reflective way.

Instructions for Student Presenters

Students can present their experience through oral and poster presentation. Students can present alone or in groups (no more than four members and no more than two placement sites).

Every student (or the representative for each group) must complete the Presentation Proposal Form. Approval will be sent to all students from the CBL office within five business days.

Every student (or the representative for each group) must download the Presentation Approval Form - this form allows the community partner to sign off on any photos/videos/audio in your presentation, confirms all information represents the community partner accurately, gives permission to show the presentation at the Festival of SLU in the Community, and details specific limitations in sharing the presentation online. Please note: for group presentations, if there is more than one agency represented, a form for all agencies must be submitted. The Presentation Approval Form needs to be submitted to the CBL office located at 11 Hillside, Room 1. You can bring it to the office, or scan a signed form and send it as an attachment to cbl@stlawu.edu

Students have the option of presenting as an individual or with a group (no more than four per group, no more than two placement sites) in one of the following ways:

  • Option 1a:Oral Presentation WITH technology
    • Individual: no more than five minutes
    • Group: no more than seven minutes
  • Option 1b:Oral Presentation WITHOUT technology
    • Individual: no more than five minutes
    • Group: no more than seven minutes
  • Option 2: Poster Presentation
               Group: no more than two people


  1. Create your poster presentation utilizing the Poster Design/Presentation Instructions
  2. Share your presentation with your community partner 
  3. Make changes, if needed, based on the community partner's review of the presentation
  4. Obtain signature for the Presentation Approval Form.
  5. prepare your poster and submit it. Send poster to ODY for Printing. Please note, you must fill out the form and upload your file to T:/ODY/Print Jobs. Go to Print Request, when you get to the " Create Print Request" page, please follow the detailed instructions to fill out print request form. 
  6. An email will be sent from ODY when the poster is ready for pick up. It is the responsibility of every student (or the representative for each group) to pick up the poster and bring it to the event!


  1. Deadline:Presentation Proposal Form is due on Wednesday, November, 6
  2. Deadline:Presentation Approval Form is due on Monday, December 2
  3. Deadline:Poster submitted for printing by Thursday, December 5
  4. Event Date/Time/Location:

    FYP Festival of CBL (First Year Program courses)
    Tuesday, December 10 and  Thursday, December 12
    10:10am-11:40am, Eben Holden

    Festival of SLU in the Community (non-FYP courses and Volunteer Services)
    Wednesday, December 11
    5:00pm, TAUNY

Day of Event

***ATTN all students


  • Oral presentation: Have you made sure a link to access your presentation?
  • Poster: Have you picked up your poster?
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to either familiarize with the technology equipment or set up your poster. 
  • Confirm your attendance with Community Mentor staff upon arrival.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the CBL office at 315-229-5095 or cbl@stlawu.edu