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COE 102/103/202: First Year Seminar/Second Year Seminar: Poster Sessions

Use this guide to find resources related to College of Education First and Second Year Seminars

Poster Resources

This page includes resources for making posters related to your Service Learning Project. We update this page in the first month of each semester.

Need research help? Contact Samantha Godbey, Education Librarian, at

Need poster design help? Contact Katherine Keller, TDRL Evening & Weekend Supervisor, at

Spring 2018 Poster Submission Deadlines

Discounted printing ($10):

Posters with reserved print spots: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Posters without reservations: Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Posters submitted for printing after the deadline will be processed based on the regular large format printing service polices and are not guaranteed to be ready in time for the COE 103/202 Poster Session. See the TDRL website for more information ( 

Discounted Printing


Provided to all Spring 2018 COE 103/202 Sections at the TDRL.
In order to receive discounted printing for your final poster (the standard price is $24), complete the following:

1. Reserve a Spot (see below)

There are 100 reservable spots on a first come, first served basis. Sign up below. When we reach 100 participants, we will update the information here. 

All 100 spots taken? You can still participate, but your poster will be due earlier.

2. Attend a Library Session

If you attend a library session with your section, or a librarian visits your section, you're all set. If not, you'll need to attend a 30-minute library workshop to get input on search strategies, finalize scholarly articles or other sources, and answer questions about poster design and presentation. Sign up here (These workshops are being held the week of April 16.).

3. Use the Provided Poster Template

Download the PowerPoint template to use for your poster. Not sure how to start or need design help? Contact Katherine Keller at            

4. Submit Final Poster Document

Use our Google form to submit your poster by the following deadlines. These deadlines allow time for our staff to catch any printing issues and contact you in case of problems.

Posters with reserved print spots must be submitted by: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Posters without reservations must be submitted by: Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Reserve Spot in Discounted Printing Program

Tips for Poster Designs

Below are some tips for creating a professional looking poster:


  • Do not use a black background with white text: It does not print well.
  • Pick a simple color scheme.  Two to three colors tend to be enough. 
  • Use color strategically to highlight areas of your poster (headers, tables, etc.).  


  • Try to have at least one image: picture, table, graph, etc.
  • Use high res images that won't pixelate when printed.


  • Pick a simple font scheme.  Fonts for headers can be different than what is used in the body of the text, but be consistent.
  • Choose a clear, easy to read, professional font.  Posters should be easy to read from a distance of four plus feet. 
  • Use a standard font common to both Macs and PCs: Custom fonts will not print correctly

Need additional design help?

  • Contact Katherine Keller at the TDRL to set up a design consultation. 

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