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2019 Region IV Conference
Leave Your Legacy

March 15-17, 2019
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR

 

Conference Hosts:
Christopher Hensley - Texas A&M University, Commerce
Marissa Steimel - Missouri Western State University

Important Dates to Know Printable PDF
2019 Regional Conference Cancellation Policy


 
“Leave Your Legacy,” a theme inspired by the Senior Walk tradition at our host institution, invites you to explore your own campus traditions, and share the impact you have on your campus with Region IV. As we celebrate our current traditions, we invite you to discover new ways to create a legacy on your campus through networking, collaboration, and innovation. You will have the opportunity to learn from your peers and share best practices through educational sessions, socials, and networking events. We are excited to have you here, and to be a part of your NODA legacy!
 
 
Registration 
 
 
     
 
 
Conference Features
 
Educational Session Proposals

The deadlines for educational session proposals for this year's regional conference has passed.

 
Awards 

At the 2019 Regional Conference, we will celebrate the achievements of our members with our Regional Awards. These awards include:

  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leader - Two- and Four-Year
  • Outstanding Graduate Student
  • Outstanding Orientation Professional
  • Regional Innovative Program
  • Regional Outstanding New Orientation Professional
  • Regional Showcase Awards

We are no longer accepting award nominations for this year's regional conference. 

 
Undergraduate Case Study
Undergraduate students will have the opportunity to explore and prepare a solution to a provided situation within the fields of Orientation, Transition, and Retention. Students will work in teams and present their solution to a panel of judges.
 
Graduate Case Study
Graduate students will have the opportunity to explore and prepare a solution to a provided situation within the fields of Orientation, Transition, and Retention. Students will work in teams and present their solution to a panel of judges.
 

Roll Call
The opening ceremony will kick off with Roll Call! Each school should come prepared with a 30 second chant or cheer to share when your institution is called.

 
 
Conference Registration Fees
 
 
 
Conference Venue & Hotel
   

Venue: University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas is consistently ranked among the nation's top public research universities. Founded in 1871, the university's student population of 27,000 represents all 50 states and more than 120 countries. The campus is located in Fayetteville in the hilly northwest corner of Arkansas and includes two arboreta overlooking the Ozark Mountains. Fayetteville is routinely considered among the country’s finest college towns, and the surrounding Northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S.

   
Hotel Rate
(per night)
Distance
from Venue 
Must Book By Phone Number Link
 The Chancellor Hotel Single/Double: $119
Triple: $129
Quad: $139
1.0 Mile   February 14,
2019
479-442-5555  Click Here 


 
 Conference Schedule  
   
 Friday, March 15 - School Spirit Day  
 Check In  12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
 ROLI Faculty Meeting  4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
 Case Study Judge Meeting  4:30 - 5:00 p.m.
 Undergraduate Welcome  5:00 - 5:45 p.m.
 Undergraduate Case Study Meeting  5:45 - 6:15 p.m.
 Professional & Graduate Welcome  5:45 - 6:15 p.m.
 Dinner  5:45 - 7:00 p.m.
 Conference Opening & Roll Call  7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
 Professional & Graduate Dessert Reception  9:00 - 10:00 p.m.
 Undergraduate Dessert Reception & Swap Shop  9:00 - 9:30 p.m.
 Undergraduate Entertainment  9:30 - 11:00 p.m.
   
 Saturday, March 16 - Orientation Swag Day  
 ROLI (Part I)  9:00 - 11:50 a.m.
 Educational Session 1  9:00 - 9:50 a.m.
 Educational Session 2  10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
 Educational Session 3  11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
 Lunch & Table Topics  12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
 ROLI (Part II)  1:15 - 5:00 p.m.
 Educational Session 4  1:15 - 2:05 p.m.
 Undergraduate Case Study Competition  1:15 - 5:00 p.m.
 Diversity Institute   2:15 - 5:00 p.m.
 Leadership Panel  2:15 - 3:15 p.m.
 Professional Development Breakouts  3:30 - 4:10 p.m.
 NODA Network Meetings  4:15 - 5:00 p.m.
 Dinner (On Your Own)  5:30 - 8:00 p.m.
 Affinity Spaces  8:30 - 9:30 p.m.
 Undergraduate Entertainment & Fireside Chats  9:30 - 11:00 p.m.
   
 Sunday, March 17 - Wear Green  
 Graduate Student Resume Critique  8:00 - 8:50 a.m.
 Graduate Student Symposium  9:00 - 11:50 a.m.
 Educational Session 5  9:00 - 9:50 a.m.
 Educational Session 6  10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
 Educational Session 7  11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
 Closing Ceremony  12:00 - 12:30 p.m.
 Grab & Go Lunch  12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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