The 2023 National Symposium on Student Retention Will be in New Orleans!

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.

The Call for Proposals is Now 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 late March and those whose proposals are accepted in the paper or panel category will be invited to submit a paper for peer review.

Submit your proposal by April 4th. See the Call for Proposals page for information about the proposal process.



“Truly one of the best conferences I have ever attended. So professional and well organized. The content was top notch as well!”

Michael Tucker, Strategic Business Analyst, University of South Carolina


Registration Will Open in Late May/Early June 

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. 

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.