The 2018 National Symposium on Student Retention

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

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 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.

Call for Proposals Open

Begin the process by submitting your proposals before March 19. Authors will be notified of acceptance in April and those whose proposals are accepted for papers, panels and tutorials will be invited to submit a paper for peer review.

Please see the Call for Proposals page for detailed information.

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.

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For a general overview of past conferences, including conference programs and links to video, see our Past Symposia page.