The Call for Proposals

Due to difficulties with the submission site related to this week’s unexpected campus closure, the Call for Proposals has been extended through March 26th.

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 April and those whose proposals are accepted will be invited to submit a paper for peer review.

Please see the Call for Proposals page for detailed information.

Salt Lake City Skyline

Salt Lake City is nestled in the Salt Lake Valley, between the Wasatch Mountain Range and the Oquirrh Mountains. It is surrounded by national parks, forests and monuments, with world famous ski resorts less than an hour from downtown. Photo credit: Steve Greenwood


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.


This Year in Salt Lake City, UT

On November 5-8, 2018, our colleagues from diverse positions, fields and institutions will meet downtown at the Little America Hotel 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.


Start Planning Now to Attend the Symposium This Fall

Whether you will be presenting or simply plan to attend, you can start setting up a favorable climate now to join us this fall by using some of the tips in our News Blog.

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.