Frequently Asked Questions

About the Symposium

How many people will be attending the Symposium?

The 2017 Symposium will host up to 500 attendees. Space is limited and is on a first-come-first-serve basis, so please register as soon as possible. Registration will be open until April 1st, 2017.

Who is eligible to attend the Symposium?

The Symposium is open to all high school students, faculty, advisors/counselors, and parents. Please note that due to limited space, access to interactive workshops will be given to students first.

What is the dress code for the event?

We encourage you to dress in business casual attire. Generally, jeans and t-shirts should be avoided. Note: Average temperature during April is around 70°F.

What should I bring?

In order to check-in, you must have a printed copy of your ticket and a completed waiver form. We also suggest bringing something to write with to take notes during the workshops.

What if I require special accommodations?

If you need any special accommodations during the symposium, we will make every effort to provide them. For specific requests, contact by April 1st, 2017, at 11:59 pm PST. Requests received after the deadline may be significantly more difficult to accommodate, so please contact us as soon as possible.

I have dietary restrictions. Will there be different food options?

Yes. We will have different lunch options to accomodate various dietary restrictions. Please specify your dietary restrictions when you register.

Can I bring a parent to the event?

Yes. Parents are welcome to attend the event. We will be hosting workshops specifically for parents, which we highly encourage any parent participants to attend.

Will you be offering campus tours?

No. If you would like a campus tour, please visit Visitor Services.


Is there a registration fee?

There is a $25 registration fee per person. Registration fee includes the following:

  • Access to student and parent workshops

  • Access to interactive activities

  • Lunch

  • Symposium Program

  • Symposium t-shirt

Is there a fee waiver?

Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer any fee waivers for the upcoming symposium.

Is group registration available?

No; however, we do highly encourage participants from the same school to attend as a group.

Can I register the day of the Symposium?

No. There will be no on-site registration. You must register through Eventbrite by April 1st, 2017. For more information on registration and to register, click here.

I registered, but I am no longer able to attend. Can I receive a refund?

Registration refunds can be given until March 9th, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PST, and a Refund Request Form must be submitted. Please plan accordingly. Refunds will not be given after this date.


Where can I find the workshop topics and schedule?

The workshop schdedule can be downloaded here.

What should I do if the workshop I want to attend is full?

Unfortunately, space is limited and workshops are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please look over the workshop schedule and have a backup workshop in mind.

Will there be any workshops for parents?

Yes. Parent workshops will be hosted in Sciences Lecture Hall 123.