2017 NASPA Undergraduate Pre-Conference

March 11 – March 12, 2017
San Antonio, Texas

Join us for a highly interactive two-day session for undergraduate students prior to NASPA's Annual Conference. You will have the opportunity to learn about the field of student affairs as a possible career choice and network with future colleagues.

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The mission and purpose of the NASPA Undergraduate Student Conference is to provide a first-hand learning opportunity for undergraduate students that provides a knowledge and understanding of student affairs work, awareness of professional associations, engages participants in networking opportunities with peers and student affairs professionals, and provides resources that will assist with them with discovering their purpose in student affairs.

This year's 2017 NASPA Undergraduate Student Conference has been designed to ensure participants will:

  • Discover and understand the history, mission and purpose of student affairs
  • Engage in professional networking opportunities with national association leaders, peers and current student affairs professionals
  • Gain awareness of various institutional types, organizational structures, functional areas and student populations
  • Explore awareness of personal and professional identity and how it intersects within the student affairs profession
  • Reflect and understand how societal changes have affected higher education and student affairs
  • Understand the process of applying to graduate school and enhancing their knowledge and skills in graduate preparation programs
  • Identify ways to connect collegiate leadership and engagement experiences into a meaningful occupational trajectory

Handouts for Sessions:


Presented By


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • Undergraduate Students


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This is a tentative schedule of events for the conference. Session times and content may be adjusted based on presenter availability. Please note that the Undergraduate Student Conference will take place off-site at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Participants will be transported to and from the conference location via bus. All participants should meet at the Convention Center at 7:30am CST to meet the buses to go over to UTSA.

Full Schedule

Fri, Mar 10

7:00pm – 9:00pm
NUFP Friends and Family Reception

Sat, Mar 11

7:30am – 8:00am
Buses Depart from Convention Center to the University of Texas at San Antonio
8:00am – 9:00am
Continental Breakfast & Networking
9:00am – 9:45am
Welcome and Keynote Speakers
10:00am – 10:50am
Small Group Meeting
11:00am – 11:50am
Concurrent Educational Sessions
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Lunch in Small Groups
1:10pm – 2:00pm
Concurrent Educational Session
2:10pm – 3:00pm
Concurrent Educational Session
3:00pm – 3:40pm
Afternoon Social and Instagram Competition
4:00pm – 4:50pm
Small Group Meeting
5:15pm – 5:30pm
Group Picture
5:30pm – 6:00pm
Buses Depart from UTSA to Convention Center

Sun, Mar 12

7:30am – 8:00am
Buses Depart from Convention Center
8:00am – 9:00am
Continential Breakfast & Networking
9:00am – 9:30am
Keynote Speaker
Dr. Lori White
9:40am – 10:30am
Graduate Student and Gap Year Panel
10:40am – 11:30am
Concurrent Educational Session
11:40am – 12:30pm
Small Group Meeting
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Lunch and Closing Session
Dr. Art Munin
2:00pm – 2:30pm
Buses Depart UTSA


Registration for the 2017 Undergraduate Pre-Conference is now open. Please note that the NUFP student rate reflects the cost of the NUFP-only reception held on Friday evening.

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Registration Fees

Early Bird
09/01/2016 to 12/19/2016
12/20/2016 to 02/10/2017
02/11/2017 to 03/14/2017
NUFP Fellow (w/ Annual Conference Registration)
Undergraduate NASPA Member (w/ Annual Conference Registration)
NUFP Fellow (w/out Annual Conference Registration)
Undergraduate NASPA Member (w/out Annual Conference Registration)


Jasmine Scott
Assistant Director of Member Engagement
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 202-265-7500 ext. 1198


Please see below for our list of presenters for #NASPAUSC17!

  • Dr. Krista Bailey

    Director of the Student Affairs Administration Program
    Texas A&M University

    Speaker Bio

  • Robert Brown

    Director of Social Justice Education
    Northwestern University

    Speaker Bio

  • Matt Heiser

    Associate Director of Housing & Residential Life
    Wentworth Institute of Technology

    Speaker Bio

  • Donna Hight

    Chief Student Life and Retention Officer
    The Ohio State University - Mansfield

    Speaker Bio

  • Amber Hurt

    Residence Life Coordinator
    Florida International University

    Speaker Bio

  • Peter Huu Tran

    Residence Hall Director
    New York University

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Stacy A. Jacob

    Student Affairs in Higher Education Faculty
    Slippery Rock University

    Speaker Bio

  • Christine Natal

    Speaker Bio

  • Christopher Ndiritu

    Assistant Director for Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
    University of Florida

    Speaker Bio

  • Danielle McDonald

    Assistant Vice President & Dean of Students
    University of South Florida

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Glenda Musoba

    Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs Faculty
    Texas A&M University

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Kelli Peck Parrott

    Higher Education Administration Faculty
    University of Florida

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Denise Simpson

    Dean of Students
    Johnson & Wales - Charlotte Campus

    Speaker Bio

  • Dr. Tourgee D. Simpson, Jr.

    Student Affairs Director
    University of Kentucky

    Speaker Bio

  • Jared Ward

    Co-Curricular Learning & Assessment Coordinator
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Speaker Bio

  • Whitney Stevens & Heather O'Regan

    University of Miami

    Speaker Bio

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