The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition is
the trusted expert, internationally recognized leader, and clearinghouse for scholarship,
policy, and best practice for all postsecondary student transitions.
COVID-19 Event Safety and Responsibility
In keeping with the standards of practice across the meeting/conference industry both
within and outside of higher education, the National Resource Center will require
all participants at the in-person 41
st Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience, whether a presenter, attendee, exhibitor,
staff, guest, or vendor be required . "Full vaccination" means that 14 days have passed since receiving either the second
dose of FDA or WHO authorized (or emergency use authorized) double-dozed vaccines
or a single-dose vaccine. Proof of vaccination or negative test within 72 hours will
be required to attend the 41 to be fully vaccinated or provide a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of their arrival at
the conference venue st Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience.
Attendees will be required to provide CDC-or WHO-approved proof of vaccination status
or negative PCR COVID-19 test prior to attending the conference in Orlando. The National
Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition will follow-up
with all registrants with HIPAA-compliant online process to upload a copy or photo
of your documentation.
If you are unable to meet one of these requirements, we encourage you to register
for the Virtual Pass option for the 41
st Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience that will offer many sessions at the
same time as the place-based event and keynote recordings following the conference.
All participants at the 41
st Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience will be required to wear masks during the event. Masks must be worn at all times except while eating/drinking, presenting, or in an outdoor venue where individuals can be physically
distant. Masks must cover both the mouth and nose. We ask that participants honor
the requests of others to mask up and/or maintain physical distancing.
Individuals who have a documented disability which precludes the wearing of a mask
may request a modification to mask policies. Please contact the National Resource
Center’s Conference and Continuing Education staff, to discuss modification(s) to
mask policies at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more on our event COVID-19 Safety and Responsibility Guidelines.
41st Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience
Register early for the 41st Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience scheduled
to be held in Orlando, Florida, February 12-15, 2022. Early registration closes December
Supporting the Collegiate Student-Athlete Outside of Sport
Join us for this online course taught by Kent State University Associate Athletic
Director, Amy Densevich, scheduled for April 4-29, 2022. Registration closes March
Understanding and Supporting Transfer Student Success
Join us for this online course taught by our own Research Associate, Dr. Catherine
Hartman, scheduled for May 23 - June 17, 2022. Registration closes May 16, 2022.
The Bridge to Anywhere: Enhancing Student Success and Institutional Impact Through
Join us for this online course taught by Midlands Technical College Director of Academic
and Career Advising, Dr. Andrew (Drew) Newton, scheduled for June 27 - July 22, 2022.
Registration closes June 22, 2022.
Made to Measure: Intermediate Principles of Assessment
Join us for this online course taught by University of Georgia's Dr. Dallin George
Young, scheduled for July 25 - August 19, 2022. Registration closes July 19, 2022.
Sustaining Support for Sophomore Students: Results from the 2019 National Survey of
This new report reviews institutional responses to and support for sophomore students
findings, including institutional practices related to academic advising for sophomores.
Additionally, the report offers implications for research and practice by highlighting
the ways in which institutional efforts and initiatives can be better designed for
responsiveness based on differences in campus context, student backgrounds, and student
Thriving in Transitions: A Research-based Approach to Transfer Student Success 2nd
A newly revised collection that presents six research studies describing the characteristics
that predict thriving in different groups of college students, including first-year
students, transfer students, high-risk students, students of color, sophomores, and
seniors, and offers recommendations for helping students thrive in college and life.
Supporting Success for LGBTQ+ Students: Tools for Inclusive Campus Practice
A new volume synthesizes a decade of research on LGBTQ+ college students with an eye
toward understanding their needs and the unique conditions related to their college
Promoting Belonging, Growth Mindset, and Resilience to Foster Student Success
A new resource offers research-based practical strategies on what institutions can
do to foster a sense of belonging, resilience, and growth mindset among college students.
Advising Success Network Case Study
The National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition
- a core ASN partner - is excited to share the second of a three-part series of case
studies concerned with demonstrating innovation, institutional transformation, and
advising initiatives focused on advancing equity.
Read more about this case study
During this unprecedented time as our nation and world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic,
educators have faced challenges on campuses across the world as our learning spaces
have shifted. This page contains resources that you might find helpful in moving forward
with decisions and actions that will best position your students for success.
Learn more about these resources
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