National Symposium on Student Retention

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 intimate, content-focused environment enhances the potential for networking and encourages collaboration among colleagues from diverse fields and institutions.

The 2020 Call for Proposals is Open

This is your chance to be published and to share your ideas with leading professionals in higher education. Begin the process by submitting your proposal. Authors will be notified of acceptance in March and those whose proposals are accepted will be invited to submit a paper for peer review.

Submit your proposal by March 2nd. Please see the Call for Proposals page for detailed information.

This Year in Pittsburgh

On November 2-5, 2020, colleagues from diverse positions, fields, and institutions will meet at The Westin Pittsburgh 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 at your campus forward.

Registration Opens in May – Plan Now

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.