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.

November 6-9 in Destin, Florida

The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort will be the location for diverse colleagues in higher education to gather and 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.

Program in Progress

Authors whose proposals have been accepted are currently writing papers for peer-review and the decision-making process will follow. Final acceptance will be at the end of July, papers will be edited in August and scheduling will take place in September.

Our conference activities will center around the Grand Sandestin, steps away from the marina, tennis courts and a 5-acre nature park. Also next door, the pedestrian Village of Baytowne Wharf features restaurants, family fun-zones, shopping and live entertainment. From tranquil Choctawhatchee Bay, it’s a free and easy ride to the 7-mile strand of white sand beach.

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.