Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

  1. How will I know you received my application?
    You will receive a confirmation email after you submit your application. This will serve as your official confirmation. Please contact us if you do not receive this email after your submission.
  2. When and how will I know if I have been accepted to present at the conference?
    Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the authors by e-mail no later than the first week of April.
  3. What time will the conference take place?
    This year’s conference will take place from 9am-3pm. Participants will be assigned to a poster session or data blitz session depending on their accepted presentation type. Although it is encouraged to participate in the entire day’s activities to support fellow presenters and learn about the exciting undergraduate research that takes place throughout the country, participants are only required to be present for their assigned session.
  4. What time will I present during the day?
    Participants will be assigned to a poster or data blitz session according to the topic of their research. Each session will be approximately one hour long. Sessions will be grouped by area (i.e. Cognitive, Developmental, Social, etc.). Please plan to be available for the entirety of the day to be sure you can attend the session for your area of research.
  5. When should I arrive at PURC?
    It is encouraged that participants attend the entire conference, which begins at 9am. However, if you are not able to do so, it is recommended that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your scheduled session in order to sign in and prepare for your presentation.
  6. Where should I park if I am traveling to campus to attend the conference?
    Please review UCLA’s Campus Visitor Parking Information and Rates. Parking structure 2 is the structure closest to Pritzker Hall.
  7. Will lunch be provided?
    Lunch will not be provided by the conference this year. There will be light refreshments offered during the day, but participants and audience members will be responsible for providing their own lunch. There will be a break for lunch from 11:45am-1pm. You will have the option to bring your own lunch, visit a restaurant on UCLA’s campus, or venture into the surrounding area of Westwood Village.
  8. Who can attend PURC?
    Anyone who wants to! Faculty members, researchers, graduate students, undergraduates, family, and community members are welcome to attend the conference to support presenters and learn more about the excellent undergraduate research that takes place at UCLA and other institutions. Guests do not have to register to attend the conference.
  9. If I have to travel to Los Angeles for the conference, where should I stay?
    Participants may choose to stay at a hotel in the Westwood area or in a nearby area of Los Angeles. Be aware that you are responsible for providing your own transportation to and from the conference. It is also recommended that you give yourself plenty of travel time, as Los Angeles traffic can be heavy and unpredictable at all times of day.