NCUR 2020

Dear MSU Community,

After thoughtful consideration and careful monitoring of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation, and in coordination with the Council on Undergraduate Research, Montana State University is canceling the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR 2020) that was scheduled for March 26-28 on our campus.

While at this time there is not a confirmed COVID-19 case in the state of Montana, as a responsible community member, canceling the conference is the right decision.

If you had registered to attend NCUR 2020 and need additional information, please visit the national conference website at For information pertinent to the MSU campus community, visit

I understand canceling the conference is upsetting and inconvenient for the many talented undergraduate researchers who planned to present their hard work. This decision might also come as a disappointment for their faculty and mentors. We apologize for any inconvenience this decision might create.

I want to thank the faculty, students and staff of Montana State University who worked hard and diligently in planning NCUR 2020, especially to our director of undergraduate research, Colin Shaw. Our sense of gratitude extends to our community partners who were so responsive in planning for this conference. Please know how much our partnership means to this university.


Waded Cruzado
President, Montana State University

For More Information

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