NSSR 2020 will be held in Pittsburgh on November 2nd-5th. Watch this page for updates.

This Information is from the 2019 Symposium and is for Reference Only.

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.

Online Registration is Now Closed

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. It’s not too late to attend. On-site registration will be available beginning Sunday afternoon, October 27th. To save time, fill out our Walk-in Registration Form in advance and bring it to the Symposium to register in person.

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.

Download our Interactive Conference Program or search ‘NSSR 2019’ on the Guidebook app for iOS or Android to find details on the NSSR schedule, speakers, maps, and more. 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.