SP@RC - Scholarly Productions at the Research Commons

On May 16th SP@RC will open by appointment only and will be Closed on Friday's.
 We will return to our regular schedule on Tuesday, September 5th.
SP@RC - 2100 Feniwck Library


The mission of the Scholarly Productions @ the Research Commons Lab is to provide point of need assistance for scholars in disseminating their research, regardless of format.  Our goal is to create self-sufficient scholars who are able to apply best practices in design and research presentation to their work. Services are provided through a combination of full-time staff, student assistants, and partners in other campus units. Our staff assists scholars in creating presentations, research posters, and other final projects with a focus on design and layout considerations.


 Please use this form and upload your poster for printing.
We offer free research poster printing through a partnership with OSCAR, the printer has occasional technical difficulties that could result in a delay, please schedule your appointment with ample time ahead of your conference or class.

2100 Fenwick Library 

12- 4 p.m.
12- 4 p.m.
12- 4 p.m.
12- 4 p.m.
12 - 4 p.m




One Button Studio 

A simplified video recording setup that can be used without any previous video production experience. 

Learn more here!

To reserve Studio time email us at sparc@gmu.edu or call us during office hours at 703-993-1613.

Get started with a poster template from OSCAR.

Poster Templates





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How to...

  • Design a research poster


SP@RC has Mac workstations equipped with a range of software, including Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, iMovie, GIMP, and citation applications Mendeley and Zotero.

Drop in during open hours or email us to reserve some time in the lab.