How would you improve Collegeville? What makes a college town a college town? Student voices matter! If you have an answer to this question, Rock-a-thon is for you! 

Rock-a-thon is a 15 hour event where you will work with other students to “rock a problem” and then present or “pitch” the solution to a panel of outsiders.  You work through a defined process (that we will give you) to help you clearly state the problem, validate that it is truly a problem worth solving, create a solution that is different than what currently exists and is tailored to meet the needs of the people affected by the problem and present your solution in a concise and engaging manner. 

There are outside mentors available to help you move your ideas forward. The afternoon will be spent creating the business/mission model (very simply), preparing the draft presentation, practicing and presenting.  Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks all along the way to feed the process!  Best of all there are CASH PRIZES for all!!!   $1,000 for First Place, $750 for second place, $500 for third and a consolation cash prize for everyone that participates! 

2019 Rock-a-Thon Theme

What makes the best entrance way to a vibrant, connected college town?


Friday November 22nd

5:00 PM: Dinner/Registration

5:45 PM: Keynote, Introduction

7:30 PM: Team Work Time 

Saturday November 23rd

8:00 AM: Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM: Team Time

12:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 PM: Team Time

4:00 PM: Final Pitches

4:30 PM: Dinner 

5:30 PM: Keynote and Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Rock-a-Thon

First Place - $1,000: Booby Fong Community Center 

Second Place - $750: Rice Fields Shuttle

Third Place - $500: Ursinus Mural Arts


Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Rock-a-Thon

First Place (Backup Box) : Contraceptives are important to any students health!

James Vandegrift, Gwendolen Lasser, Renee LeClerc, Kailyn Cohen, Sarah DeFelice

Second Place (Care over Color) : How can Society Overcome Racial Biases in Medicine?

Amelia Goldstein, Sonya Jacobsen, Julianne LaRosa, Shira Levin

Third Place (The Vaporization Project) : How can society solve the E-Cigarette Crisis?

Amin Attari, Asher Donohue