The National Symposium on Student Retention

NSSR offers a complete educational experience exploring the latest evidence-based research on post-secondary retention and graduation. All concurrent sessions will be presented live, providing many opportunities for networking and collaboration among colleagues from diverse fields and institutions.

October 24-27 in San Diego

On October 24-27, 2022, colleagues from diverse positions, fields, and institutions will meet in San Diego 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.


I really loved the conference! As a first-time attender, I thought it was a valuable experience and I was very thankful for the chance to participate. I am planning to attend next year!

          Andrew Lehr, Dean of Student Academic Support, University of Saint Francis


Online Registration for #NSSR22 is Closed. Registration will be available onsite. 

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. 

See our Registration page for more information and to complete your registration. 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.