Online Registration Is Now Closed

It’s not too late to attend. On-site registration will be available beginning Sunday afternoon, October 27th. To save time, fill out our Walk-in Registration Form in advance and bring it to the Symposium to register in person.


  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 group outing and note which, if any, you would like to attend.
  3. Download and fill out the Walk-In Registration Form.
  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.

On-site registration will begin Sunday afternoon, October 27th. To obtain a W9 form for processing your registration payment or to make changes to your registration, email

Included with Registration

Due to increased costs in on-site expenses including food, beverage, and WiFi, registration rates have been adjusted this year.

  • Welcome Reception Monday evening
  • All concurrent sessions Tuesday through Thursday
  • Plenary Sessions
  • Poster Session
  • Best Practices Awards Breakfast
  • The Proceedings of the 15th 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, morning refreshments and snacks throughout the week are included with your registration.

Optional Expenses- additional fees required


Monday, half-day workshops will be held from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm. Find out more and read the abstracts for the workshops here.


Join us for a French Quarter Haunted History Walking Tour on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  The cost is $17 per person.


The Welcome Reception, Awards Breakfast and other refreshments are included in the 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.



REGISTRATION – after September 1, 2019
  • $615
    CSRDE members
  • $765
    Non-CSRDE members
  • $350
    Student – Proof of full-time status required
  • $950
    Corporate – Not exhibiting


Additional Activities
  • $100
    CSRDE Member – Pre-conference workshop registration
  • $150
    Non-CSRDE members – Pre-conference workshop registration
  • $17
    Group Outing – French Quarter Haunted History Walking Tour
  • $50
    Guest – Welcome Reception or Awards Breakfast


EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION – through September 1, 2019
  • $515
    CSRDE members
  • $665
    Non-CSRDE members
  • $350
    Student – Proof of full-time status required
  • $850
    Corporate – Not exhibiting


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, 2019. To make changes or cancel to your registration, please email

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