National Symposium on Student Retention (NSSR) 2017

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.

The Sandestin Resort - site of the 2017 Symposium - from the white sand beaches to the blue bay

From the 7-mile strand of white sand beach to tranquil Choctawhatchee Bay, the resort includes championship golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, a marina, a fitness center and spa, and a pedestrian village. Free amenities include resort-wide tram service and the use of bicycles, kayaks and boogie boards for exploring Florida’s Emerald Coast.

November 6-9 in Destin, Florida

Colleagues from diverse positions, fields and institutions will gather at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort to focus on current retention and graduation issues and solutions in higher education. The ideas and strategies you discuss here- in concurrent sessions and informally at the resort facilities -could help move retention efforts at your campus forward.

The Call for Proposals is Closed

The review process is underway and notification will be sent no later than April 3. Authors whose proposals are accepted for papers, panels and tutorials will be invited at that time to submit a paper for peer review, due by May 22. 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.

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