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.

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

Program in Progress

The review process is underway and notification will be sent no later than March 24. Authors whose proposals are accepted for papers and panels will be invited at that time to submit a paper for peer review, due by May 11.

Please see the Call for Proposals page for information about the process and watch the Program Details page for updates.

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.