Poster and Presentation Resources

Poster Guidelines

Please adhere to standard poster dimensions of 36" tall x 48" wide (horizontal orientation).

Selecting a Poster Template + Design

  •  40+ templates with step-by-step instructions and quick tutorials to guide you through the poster design process. 
  • MTSU graphics PowerPoint poster templates

See examples of winning poster designs!

Need help? Attend a workshop!

Are you getting ready to design a research poster for a class or academic conference or event? Check the URC Events webpage for workshop opportunities.

What to include in your poster:  

Title of your research
Your name, co-author(s) name, mentor(s) name
Acknowledgment Section
Required Logo(s)

To learn more about what to include in your poster, check out this helpful article about Poster Basics!

Logo Requirements

All poster presented on campus or at local, regional, or national conferences must include the MTSU logo.  URECA students must recognize URECA in the acknowledgment section of the poster include the URECA logo.

Download logos here:

   MTSU logo                                URC logo                       URC logo                        Other Logos

Multimedia (optional)

If you are feeling particularly creative and/or would like to keep your poster design simple, there is a new, more accessible poster design that we encourage you to try.  It takes less time to design, quickly peaks the viewers interest, features less words, gives the viewer access to a QR code (which links to more information about your project), and transfers knowledge more quickly and efficiently.
Free QR Code Generator 

Video Resources

This video discuses the logic behind the design and its possibilities,

Quick Reference:
Why traditional academic posters are bad 0:00-11:35
What is a good design 11:35-12:08
The redesign 12:08-16:14
Examples 16:14-17:28

Poster Printing Services

The Undergraduate Research Center offers free poster printing for undergraduate students presenting at a MTSU, local, national, or international conference. 

If you would like to schedule a time for us to print your poster for...

Be sure to save your file as a PPT file.  Once your poster is printed, we will let you know when it is available for pick-up. We are located in the Sam Ingram Building (next to the Alumni Office) on the Garden level.  When you enter the building, take the elevator or stairwell down to floor “G”.  On the right of the main hallway your poster will be in a stand labeled Student Research Posters for Pick-up.

Has your event been canceled?

Due to COVID disruptions, you may be curious how to list a presentation or poster from a cancelled event on your CV?  Check out the American Psychological Association's guidelines here