2023 NASPA Annual Conference

First-time Attendees

Participating in the NASPA Annual Conference for the first time? Fantastic! No matter what your role is on campus, we look forward to providing useful resources to help you prepare for the conference and navigate the conference experience. 

In April, many members of the NASPA community will attend their first NASPA Annual Conference. We promise that this will be an exciting experience - but acknowledge that it can be a little overwhelming at times! 

We encourage all attendees to use the conference app as your guide to the event, as it will offer the most real-time information and live updates to keep you in the know leading up to and during the conference dates. The app will launch closer to the conference, and this website will be your best source of information until then. This year, there will also be a chance to meet other first-time attendees before the conference via Discord! 

Please bookmark this page and return often for blogs, updates, and helpful tips for navigating your first NASPA Annual Conference! 

First-Time Attendee Orientation

Sunday, April 2, 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
NASPA Commons, First-Time Attendee Lounge

First-Time Attendee Make Up Orientation

Monday, April 3, 7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
NASPA Commons, First-Time Attendee Lounge

Donuts with Dan

Monday, April 3, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
NASPA Commons, Engagement Lounge

Connect with the NASPA Annual Conference Leadership Committee Chair

First-Time Attendee Networking Event

Monday, April 3, 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
NASPA Commons, First-Time Attendee Lounge

Meet the NASPA Leadership

Tuesday, April 4, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
NASPA Commons, First-Time Attendee Lounge

Vice Presidents for Student Affairs

Navigating the NASPA Annual Conference as a VPSA
Sunday, April 2, 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m
Location TBD

Are you a vice president for student affairs (or the equivalent) who is attending the NASPA Annual Conference for the first time, or a seasoned attendee who is attending for the first time as a VPSA? If so, plan to attend this informal, VPSA-facilitated session designed to help you get the most out of your conference experience.

NASPA understands that it’s never easy for VPSAs to be away from campus. You can trust that time spent with us during #NASPA23 will be time well spent!

Annual Conference Mentorship Program

First time attending a NASPA Annual Conference? We know it can be overwhelming. Connect with a conference mentor to help navigate the experience! 

Mentors - do you look forward to the NASPA Annual Conference all year? Do you have a collection of name badges going back years? Did you attend for the first time in 2022 and loved your experience? Make a new connection and pass along your experience by serving as a mentor! 

Mentors and mentees must complete this form by March 22nd in order to be paired in groups. It is expected that mentors and mentees will connect once before the conference, once during the conference, and once after the conference.

News & Resources for First-Time Attendees