National Symposium on Student Retention

The 15th Annual National Symposium on Student Retention (NSSR) offers a complete educational experience exploring the latest evidence-based research on post-secondary retention and graduation. The intimate, content-focused environment enhances the potential for networking and encourages collaboration among colleagues from diverse fields and institutions.

October 28-31 in New Orleans

On October 28-31, 2019, colleagues from diverse positions, fields, and institutions will meet at the Astor Crowne Plaza to focus on current retention and graduation issues and solutions in higher education. The ideas and strategies you discuss here could help move retention efforts forward at your campus.

Registration is Open

We invite you to join us for this important gathering. Discover new, proven strategies from a diverse group of your colleagues in higher education. Hear the latest research on what works and how you can implement similar approaches on your campus. Online registration will be open through Wednesday, October 16th. 


Program Details

#NSSR19 features a great program, including keynote speeches, paper presentations, a poster session, a group outing and an excellent line-up of pre-conference workshops.  The complete schedule will be posted once finalized. Please see the Call for Proposals page for details about the process.

Those who attend the conference will also receive a digital copy of the 2019 NSSR Proceedings, which includes all of the peer-reviewed papers from the conference. The Proceedings also includes abstracts of the keynote speeches, pre-conference workshops, facilitated discussions, and tutorial sessions. 

Sign up for emails, watch the website or follow us on social media for updates. For a general overview of past conferences, including conference programs and links to video, see our Past Symposia page.