End of Semester Festival

The Festival of SLU in the Community celebrates 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 have two options to present their experiences (fuller details below):

  • Oral: Solo or in groups (no more than four members)

An individual oral presentation should be no longer than five minutes. Groups consisting of up to four members will be granted an additional two minutes. When creating your layout, please keep in mind the allotted time and that "less is better" when designing text for slides.

  • Poster: Solo or Paired (no more than two members)

 Presentation Proposal Form

  • Solo Presentation: Presenter must complete the presentation proposal form.
  • Group Presentations: Chosen group representative (only one individual) must complete the form on the group's behalf. Representative must list all presenters in the group
  • Approval will be sent to all students from the CBL office within five business days.

Creating Presentations

Oral Presentation (with technology)

  1. Share your presentation with your community partner 
  2. Make changes, if needed, based on the community partner's review of the presentation
  3. Obtain signature for the Presentation Approval Form
  4. Once finalized, please send the final draft in MS PowerPoint or Google Slides to cbl@stlawu.edu 

Poster Presentation

  1. Create your poster presentation utilizing the Poster Design/Presentation Instructions
  2. Share your presentation with your community partner to seek feedback/verify accuracy. 
  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 save as a pdf, then upload to  the Share drive foler
  6. An email will be sent from Office Services when the poster is ready for pick up. It is the sole responsibility of students to pick up the poster and bring it to the event! 
  7. CBL will provide a tri-fold poster board (pick up at check-in table).

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.

  • Solo Presentation: Presenter must submit the presentation approval form.
  • Group Presentations: Chosen group representative (only one individual) must submit the form on the group's behalf. ***Please note: if there is more than one agency represented, a form for both agencies must be submitted.
  • The Presentation Approval Form needs to be submitted to the CBL office located at 11 Hillside, Room 1. If after 4pm, the form may be left in the gray mailbox near the front door at CBL office.

Important Dates:

  1. Deadline: Presentation Proposal Form due:  March 29, 2024
  2. Deadline: Presentation Approval Form due:  April 19, 2024
  3. Deadline: Poster uploaded to cbl@stlawu.edu for printing by: April 26, 2024
  4. Event Date/Time/Location: May 1, 2024/6:00pm/Eben Holden

Day of Event

  • Have you picked up your poster?
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to 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