WA, OR, ID, MT, AK, BC, AB, SK, YT, NT, NU
Region I, though geographically dispersed over a large landmass is definitely mighty in spirit. Members of Region I have made it a tradition to get together during the annual conference for an all-region dinner outing. Regional conferences are typically hosted on-site at the host campus and over the past few years, two-year and community college members have come together for drive-in meetings and conferences. As with many regions, t-shirt swapping and sticker sharing is highly encouraged at regional and annual conferences.
CA, NV, AZ, HI
Region II rocks! Region II is known for enthusiasm. The regional conference rotates through the region, highlighting the host institution's characteristics via hotel-based programming. Regional conferences provide an opportunity for professional development for both students and professionals through educational sessions, case study competitions, roundtables, and informal networking. Special interest groups (Pac 10 schools, CSU system schools, etc.) within the region have also hosted drive-in workshops.
WY, UT, CO, NM
Region III is a small but mighty region consisting of schools in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Each year at the regional conference an Outstanding Student Orientation Leader award and more recently the Outstanding Orientation Professional award are presented. During the regional conference, an undergraduate case study competition is conducted as well as a t-shirt/ sticker swap which is very popular among the undergrads. The region plans to host drive-in conferences in the future and continually encourages members to become involved in NODA.
TX, OK, KS, MO, AR
Region IV is MORE! Region IV may only represent 5 states (Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas), but we are mighty and have lots of regional spirit and pride! Our regional conference is proud to host annual traditions such as outstanding educational sessions by students and professionals, great opportunities for leadership development for undergraduates, Roll Call, T-Shirt Swap and the always popular Skit and Song Competition.
NE, IA, IL, ND, SD, MN, WI, MB
Members within Region V have a strong and proud tradition of involvement in NODA. Numerous states within the region host drive-in workshops and produce newsletters to serve not only as professional development, but to keep the members up to date with NODA news. Traditions at the regional conferences include the undergraduate case study competition and the t-shirt/sticker swap.
LA, MS, AL, GA, FL, TN, KY, NC, SC
Region VI is one of the larger NODA regions; consisting of nine states. Region VI is know for its NODA involvement, spirit, energy and as the annual home to NODA's largest Regional Conference - SROW (Southern Regional Orientation Workshop).
IN, MI, OH, ON
Three states (Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio) and one Canadian Province (Ontario) make up Region VII. The Regional conferences range in size from 200-300 participants, predominantly undergraduate students.
Many of the conference highlights including awards, program offerings, community service, and special events are coordinated by conference planning committee members who may have never been in the same room, but who connect via phone and email to prepare a great professional development opportunity. Graduate students participate in the conference by coordinating resume critiques and serving as judges for our undergraduate case study competition. Each attending institution participates in our "fashion show" where one representative shows off school- specific swag and clothing that is commonly used during orientation and transition programs.
PA, NJ, MD, DE, WV, VA, DC
Region 8 is GR8!
Region 8 is the Mid-Atlantic Region ranging from Virginia north to Pennsylvania. We are a medium-sized region full of character and made up of a close knit community of professionals, graduate and undergraduate members. We have recently created a new structure for the Regional Leadership Team, providing more opportunities for members of the region to get involved. Region 8 has traditionally held the regional conference between late February to early April. Traditions for undergraduates at the regional conference include the Returning Orientation Leader Institute (ROLI), an undergraduate case study competition and the t-shirt swap. For professional and graduate staff, Region 8 aims to hold one drive-in event each fall and an intern meet-up each summer. We are also working to enhance the professional experiences available at the regional conference. Its no surprise that "Region 8 is GR8!"
NY, VT, NH, ME, MA, CT, RI, QC, NB, NS, NF, PE
Region IX is a small region by geographic size but we are full of unique, innovative and diverse members from both urban and rural campuses. This diversity offers an opportunity for learning from all aspects of orientation, transition and retention. Our region holds an annual conference that rotates throughout the member states full of fun and community oriented events. A unique program offered in our region is our Regional Orientation Leader Institute (ROLI) which allows 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates an opportunity to focus on more intensive learning and leadership development during our conference.