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Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS)

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The 22nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship (MARCUS) will take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Randolph College. MARCUS is a presentation venue for undergraduate scholarship in all disciplines.

MARCUS was founded and hosted by Sweet Briar College from 1999-2018.  Randolph College served as host in 2015, and since 2019.

Presentation Guidelines

Poster boards are provided on easels and are four feet high and six feet wide. Pins will be provided. If you would like to provide your own mounted poster, that can go directly on an easel. Please plan to have posters displayed by 1 pm on the day of the conference.  Oral presentations will be 12 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions. Standard equipment including wireless and wired internet, computer, projector, and VGA or HDMI connection for your own laptop will be available in each presentation room. Be sure to arrive to your assigned presentation room at least 30 minutes prior to your session in order to make sure to deal with all technical issues. Presentation times will be assigned after the registration deadline of September 15 – you will be notified via email and the program will be posted at this site.


You can access a PDF of the 2019 conference program at here.

Draft of Schedule

8:30 am – registration and light breakfast
9:30 am – oral presentation sessions
12:25 pm – lunch
1:30 pm – oral presentation sessions
3:00 pm – poster presentation session
4:00 pm – conclude


Registration Deadline – Registration must be received by Oct. 9 ($40 presenters/advisors, $20 guests)
Early Bird discount – Registration AND payment must be received or postmarked by Sept. 1 ($30 presenters/advisors, $15 guests)
Commemorative conference t-shirts are available for $12 – pre-order during registration process to guarantee your shirt, we will not be selling them on the day of the conference

Register online > > > Registration is not yet open for presenters, faculty or guests but payments are will being accepted for registered attendees at We can accept post-deadline guest registrations – please email or pay on conference day.


The conference will be held at the Randolph College Smith Hall, 2500 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24503. Map it.

If you are planning on arriving Friday, we have a hotel room block, please call and mention code MAR by 10/9/20: TBA.

On the day of the conference, please park on Rivermont Avenue in front of the Randolph College, or park in any of the parking lots on campus: campus map. Access the conference via the main driveway from Rivermont Avenue, entering Main Hall.


Past Proceedings are archived from 1999-2019, and can be accessed here.


Luisa Carrera, Administrative Coordinator
Center for Student Research
Randolph College
2500 Rivermont Ave
Lynchburg, VA  24503

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