To review content (including the Conference Program) from the 2019 conference, please refer to our Conference Archives.
The Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience is designed to provide educators
from every segment of higher education a comfortable, welcoming environment to share
innovative ideas, programs, tools, and research critical to the learning, development,
and success of first-year college students. The conference aims to promote a comprehensive
and engaging community open to a diversity of ideas, in which all delegates are given
the opportunity and resources to grow personally and professionally. The conference
welcomes graduate and undergraduate students, encouraging them to deepen their knowledge
of the academic communities of which they are a part.
Conference Venue and Accommodations
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Room Rate: $196 single / double occupancy plus tax
Online Reservations will be open at a later date.
Conference Undergraduate Student Fellowships
The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition is offering five undergraduate student fellowships that will cover the registration fee for the Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience. Contact the conference staff at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. The application window for the 2020 conference will open in summer 2019.