We are closely monitoring COVID-19 developments and the potential impact on this year’s NSSR. Your registration is important as we gauge interest and make plans. If we need to move the symposium online, we will work with you to either transfer or refund your registration, whichever you prefer. Thank you.

Online Registration Is Now Open for NSSR20

Before You Register

  1. Find out if your institution is a CSRDE member. If so, you qualify for the members’ registration rate. You may still join as an institutional or individual member to qualify for the reduced rate.
  2. Review the pre-conference workshops and note which, if any, you would like to attend.
  3. REGISTER ONLINE using the University of Oklahoma’s conference registration system. The site will require you to create a username and password unless you have attended in the past. Members, please note- this password is different from the one you use to log on to the Members’ Portal.
  4. See the Hotel & Travel page for details on how to reserve your room at the conference hotel.
  5. Email us if you have questions.

Online registration will be open through Sunday, October 18th. On-site registration will begin Monday morning, November 2nd. To obtain a W9 form for processing your registration payment, email us.

Included with Registration

  • Welcome Reception Monday evening
  • All concurrent sessions Tuesday through Thursday
  • Plenary Session
  • Poster Session
  • Best Practices Awards Breakfast
  • Boxed Lunch Tuesday
  • Afternoon Socials Tuesday and Wednesday
  • The Proceedings of the 16th Annual National Symposium on Student Retention
  • Printed program (optional)
  • Printed list of all conference attendees
  • Guidebook mobile app

Enjoy getting to know your colleagues over beverages and light treats. Appetizers at the welcome reception, afternoon socials on Tuesday and Wednesday, morning refreshments, and snacks throughout the week are covered by your registration.

Optional Expenses- additional fees required


Monday, full-day and afternoon sessions will be held from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm. Find out more and read the abstracts for the workshops here.


The Welcome Reception, Awards Breakfast and other refreshments are included in cost of your registration. If you would like to bring a guest, please mark this option when you register for the conference. The cost per guest is $50 for either the reception or the breakfast.


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION – through September 1, 2020
  • $515
    CSRDE members
  • $665
    Non-CSRDE members
  • $350
    Student – proof of full-time status required
  • $825
    Corporate – not exhibiting


REGISTRATION- after September 1, 2020
  • $615
    CSRDE members
  • $765
    Non-CSRDE members
  • $350
    Student – proof of full-time status required
  • $925
    Corporate – not exhibiting


  • $100
    Monday: Attendee must also purchase Pre-Conference Workshop (includes access to Welcome Reception)
  • $350
    Tuesday (includes boxed lunch)
  • $300
  • $250
    Thursday (includes Best Practices Awards Breakfast)


  • $125
    Full-day pre-conference workshop (CSRDE members)
  • $150
    Full-day pre-conference workshop (Non-CSRDE members)
  • $75
    Half-day pre-conference workshop (CSRDE members)
  • $100
    Half-day pre-conference workshop (Non-CSRDE members)
  • $50
    Guest – Welcome Reception or Awards Breakfast

Cancellation Policy

Prepaid registrants who find they are unable to attend may send a delegate in their place without penalty.

Refunds (less a 20% processing charge) will be made on any prepaid registration for which we receive an advanced, written cancellation by October 1, 2020.

No show: those who pre-registered and do not attend the conference without written notification of cancellation will be charged the full conference fee.