UNC Charlotte
Friday, March 8, 2024 – Sunday, March 10, 2024


Registration & Pricing

Type / DeadlineEarly Bird Registration
Thursday, February 15, 2024
Regular Registration
Thursday, February 29, 2024
Late Registration
Thursday, March 7, 2024
(Professional / Graduate Student)
(Professional / Graduate Student)
Associate Member$250.00$290.00$365.00
NODA Cancellation Policy

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Hotel Information

UNC Charlotte Marriott

9041 Robert D Snyder Rd, Charlotte, NC 28262

Rate: $179.00 per night + tax and fees
Booking Link
By Phone: 800-228-9290
Cut-Off Date: Friday, February 22, 2023

Distance from Campus: .08 miles
Parking: $24 Daily (Valet)
Breakfast Included: No

Hilton Charlotte University Place

8629 JM Keynes Dr, Charlotte, NC 28626

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Schedule of Events

SROW 2024 Schedule

**Schedule Subject to Change**

Friday, March 8th
1:00pm – 3:45pmConference Check-InCabarrus Arena Concourse
1:00pm – 7:00pmConference HeadquartersCabarrus Arena Rooms
1:00pm – 4:30pmDrop Off T-Shirt & Banner ItemsCabarrus Arena Concourse
1:00pm – 4:30pmDrop Off Service Project DonationsCabarrus Arena Concourse
2:45pm – 3:45pmButton and Bracelet SwapCabarrus Arena
3:00pm – 3:30pmEducational Presenters MeetingCabarrus Arena Room
3:00pm – 3:30pmSong, Skit, Step & Dance MeetingCabarrus Arena Stage
3:00pm – 3:30pmCase Study Competition MeetingCabarrus Arena Room
3:00pm – 3:30pmProfessional First Timers MeetingCabarrus Arena Room
3:45pm – 4:30pmConference Welcome & Roll CallCabarrus Arena
4:30pm 5:15pmKeynote SpeakerCabarrus Arena
5:30pm – 7:30pmDinner / Small Group 1Cabarrus Arena 
7:45pm – 10:00pmSong, Skit, Step & Dance CompetitionCabarrus Arena
 SROW Pick-Up
Saturday, March 9
7:30am – 8:15amGrab ‘n’ Go BreakfastUnion Food Court 
8:00am – 5:00pmConference HeadquartersStudent Union 
8:30am – 9:15amSmall Group 2Smith Hall, Woodward Hall, Mebane Hall, College of Health & Human Services (CHHS)
8:30am – 11:15amGraduate Student Symposium/ Returning Student Leader InstituteStudent Union 
9:30am – 10:15amEducational Session Block 1Classrooms Around Campus
10:30am- 11:15amEducational Session Block 2Classrooms Around Campus
11:30am – 12:30pmState Meetings & Lunch – Rotation 1Student Union, Mebane Hall, CHHS /SoVi, Social 704
12:45pm-2:00pmState Meetings & Lunch – Rotation 2Student Union, Mebane Hall, CHHS /SoVi, Social 704
2:15pm–3:00pmEducational Session Block 3Classrooms Around Campus
3:15pm – 5:00pmCase Study CompetitionStudent Union
3:15pm – 5:00pmCrisis Management PanelStudent Union 340 D-I
3:15pm – 4:00pmEducational Session Block 4Classrooms Around Campus
4:15pm-5:00pmEducational Session Block 5Classrooms Around Campus
5:15pm-6:15pmSmall Group 3  & Dinner – Rotation 1Mebane Hall, CHHS/SoVi, Social 704
6:30pm -7:30pmSmall Group 3  & Dinner – Rotation 2Mebane Hall, CHHS/SoVi, Social 704
8:00pm – 10:00pmUndergraduate SocialUREC/Hauser Alumni Pavilion
8:00pm – 10:00pmProfessional/Graduate SocialStudent Union
 SROW Pick UpLot 25
Sunday, March 10
8:45am – 9:30amT-Shirt SwapHalton Arena
9:30am – 10:30amKeynote SpeakerHalton Arena
10:30am – 12:00pmClosing Ceremony/Distribution of Boxed lunchesHalton Arena

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Call for Programs

Submitting a program for a Regional Conference is a quick and simple process. You don’t need to be an expert to be a conference presenter, just have a program or idea you would like to share with the NODA community. While undergraduate students are welcome (and encouraged) to present at a NODA Regional Conference, we ask a professional or graduate student member be responsible for submitting the session proposal.

Submit a proposal for:

  • Educational Session – Showcase current research, best practices, and/or professional techniques which advance the field of orientation, transition, and retention or enhance our professional careers.
  • Roundtable – Organized conversation with one or more moderators. Moderators provide a contextual overview to the topic and then facilitate dialogue between participants.
  • Skills Based Sessions – Highlight the skills and tools that don’t always get to shine in the OTR arena. Skill based sessions are practical demonstrations of everyday skills OTR professionals may need.

NODA recognizes the time constraints many of our members are under and has reduced the amount of information required to submit a program. We hope to make the submission process less onerous and more accessible for anyone interested in presenting.

Program submissions will be reviewed in two groups.

  • Proposals submitted by Friday, December 15, 2023 will have a decision in early January.
  • Proposals submitted by Friday, January 12, 2024 will have a decision by early February.

Thank you for taking the time to submit a program, the strength of any Regional Conference begins with educational session submissions from our members.

Learn more about the process and submit a session at z.umn.edu/932h.

Call for Reviewers

Reviewers are needed to assist in the blind review process for Regional Conference educational session submissions as well as regional awards. Reviewers will provide feedback to the NODA staff and Regional Conference Planning Team to assist in the select process. The time commitment to review is nominal, with reviews happening in January and early February. To sign-up to be a reviewer, complete the interest form here or visit the NODA Submission Center and select the Educational Programs & Awards Reviewer Volunteer Form.

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Award Nominations

Applications and nominations are now open for the award categories listed below. All award submissions are due Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by 11:59 PM CST. Recipients will be honored during upcoming Regional Conferences. Regional award winners will advance for consideration for the 2024 Annual Conference awards. Award submission forms can be found at forms.nodaweb.org/award/browse.

Open Awards

Award Reviewers Needed!

Award reviewers are needed for the 2024 Regional Awards cycle. If you would like to assist in the review process, please complete this form. This opportunity is open to all NODA members.

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Planning Committee

Conference Co-Host

Elise Chafin
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Conference Co-Host

Nic Laconico
University of Georgia

Regional Coordinator

Jordan Holiday-Millard
University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Grant Mitchell
Tulane University
Returning Student Leader Institute Co-Chair

Anna Spaschak
University of Florida
Returning Student Leader Institute Co-Chair

Joey Tinghitella
University of Georgia
Returning Student Leader Institute SROWtern

Seth Bumgarner
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Small Groups/Undergraduate Case Study Co-Chair

Casey Ford
Clemson University
Small Groups/Undergraduate Case Study Co-Chair

Sawyer Rials
University of Georgia
Small Groups/Undergraduate Case Study SROWtern


Corina Aguilera Dickens
Georgia State University
Graduate Student Symposium/Graduate Case Study Co-Chair

Shelby Pierce
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Graduate Student Symposium/Graduate Case Study Co-Chair

Nassim Nozartash
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Socials Chair


Jansen Rouillard
University of Georgia
Education Session Co-Chair

Macy Jones
University of Louisville
Education Session Co-Chair

Kayla Hubbard
University of Memphis
Education Session Co-Chair

Danyal Mahmud
North Carolina State University
Education Session SROWtern


Jawaun McClam
University of Florida
Social Media & Communications Co-Chair

Alex Guitierrez
Florida International University
Social Media & Communications Co-Chair

JT Faccone
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Social Media & Communications SROWtern

Jonathan Moss
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Volunteer Co-Chair

Taylor Eubanks
University of Georgia
Volunteer Co-Chair


Tyler Parker
Tulane University
Song, Skit, Step, and Dance (S3D) Co-Chair

Christy Carral
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Song, Skit, Step, and Dance (S3D) Co-Chair

Liv Coppola
University of Georgia
Song, Skit, Step, and Dance (S3D) SROWtern

Audrey McKinney
Georgia Tech
Spirit Co-Chair

Savannah Weaver
University of South Florida
Spirit Co-Chair

Raina Cowans
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Spirit SROWtern


Haley Ináncsi
University of South Carolina
Logistics SROWtern

Jonathan Dolson
University of Georgia
Logistics SROWtern

Sela Andrews
Florida International University
Logistics SROWtern

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