Message to faculty about Summer-Fall URO round

Dear HMC faculty,

We are planning on running a short round on the "Undergraduate Research Opportunities" site for positions available this fall. As a reminder, we piloted this site last year in an effort to make it easier for students to locate and apply for research opportunities. If you are looking to recruit students for your research, scholarship, or creative projects this term (either for academic credit or for pay) and are interested in using the site, please read on.


The steps to posting a project are:

1. Registration. [If this is your first time posting projects] Please log in to using your HMC credentials. Then click on your name and edit your profile. By default all users are registered as students, so be sure to click the button that says “Not a Student? Change this.”

2. Mentor Approval. After you have registered, you will receive an email to approve your role as a mentor, at which time you will be able to access all site features, including posting projects. Thank you for your patience while mentors are approved.

3. Post Projects. Edit/create your project descriptions on the site by Wednesday, August 25 at 11:59pm PT. If you change your mind about using the site, you can always remove your project from the site. For full instructions, see the FAQ (



Wed. Aug. 25 - last day to add projects / opening to student applications
Wed. Sep. 1  - applications close / review starts
Wed. Sep. 8  - review ends / offers are made

A few notes:

- if you want more information about the site, please check out the FAQ page ( and please get in touch with any other questions you might have. This page reminds students that the uro is not a comprehensive list of research opportunities; if a student is interested in your work but you are not listed, the student is encouraged to contact you directly.

- although HMC continues to plan for an in-person academic program this fall, we are aware that COVID-related guidance about in-person research & scholarship could change -- the site will operate on the assumption that in-person experiences will still occur this fall

- first-year students cannot overload to add research academic credits (a policy of the Academic Deans)


Have a great end of your summer,

Mark & Kathy