NSSR2020 Moves to Virtual!

We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 developments and the impact on this year’s National Symposium on Student Retention (NSSR). Based on the results of a survey we conducted and the continuing pandemic, we have made the decision to move to a virtual conference this year. Although we are disappointed not to be gathering in Pittsburgh, we are excited about this new option. 

We are working on details for the virtual conference, including the possibility of new dates; creating a new, condensed schedule; and putting together a dynamic program.

The new dates are November 10-13, 2020.

The National Symposium on Student Retention 

NSSR offers a complete educational experience exploring the latest evidence-based research on post-secondary retention and graduation. The new, virtual format continues to provide the potential for networking and encourages collaboration among colleagues from diverse fields and institutions.

Thank you! NSSR continues to be a wonderful conference for a variety of faculty and staff focused on retention efforts. Kudos for another terrific year!

            Myron Shaffer, Assistant Director, Academic & Career Advising, Tulane University

Registration Opening Soon 

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. 

Registration will be available here soon.

Program Details

We are currently adapting our program to this exciting new format. Details will be posted to our Program Details page as they are finalized.

Authors of paper presentations are required to write a paper for peer review. See the Call for Proposals page for information about the proposal process.

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