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National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding our events. If you have a question that is not answered here, please email the Conference Staff at

General Questions

We highly encourage you to submit proposals for our 2019 National Conference on Students in Transition or the 2020 Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience. The call for proposals for the 2019 Students in Transition Conference are open now and the call for the 2020 Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience will open in Summer 2019. 

The 2020 conference will take place in Washington, DC. For your convenience, we will have a room block available for participants at the conference venue as well. Reservation and conference registration information will be posted to the conference page at a later date.


Presenter Questions

A flipchart and markers, LCD projector and screen, and a head table for two will be provided for all session types except for Facilitated Dialogues. For Facilitated Dialogues, an LCD projector and screen will not be provided so as to promote discussion.

Laptops will not be provided. The laptop you bring for your session needs to have either an HDMI or VGA port to be compatible with the projectors.

Please send the conference staff a digital copy of your slides and/or handouts after the conference by emailing them to We will then upload them to our conference archives for others to access. If you have extra unwanted printed handouts at the conference, you may place them at one of the designated "Session Handout" stations throughout the venue.