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2017 Region III Conference

Dates: April 7-8, 2017
Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, WY

Conference Hosts:
Alli McCown, Laramie County Community College
Katie Watson, University of Wyoming



Laramie County Community College is excited to host the 2017 Region III Conference! LCCC is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming, the capital of the great state of Wyoming! Cheyenne is home to the world’s largest outdoor rodeo, is rich with western heritage, and is just a short drive from world-class opportunities for outdoor pursuits such as mountain biking, hiking, climbing, and camping. As you visit Cheyenne and experience the western legend come to life, we will also be thinking about the legends that we have the opportunity to establish for students at our institutions. Join us for educational workshops, best practice sharing, and great opportunities for professional development as we “Create the Legend” of orientation!

Conference Schedule Information: Optional pre-conference activities will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 7; conference check-in will start at 5:00 p.m. On Saturday, we will wrap things up by 3:30 p.m.

 Click here for a schedule of events


SpringHill Suites Cheyenne HOTEL FULL
416 W Fox Farm Rd,
Cheyenne, WY 82007

Conference Rate:
King Suite - $98
Double Queen Suite - $98

There is a small block of rooms available at the Fairfield Inn and Suite that will be held until Friday, March 17. 

Book your group rate for Transition and Retention in Higher Education


Educational Session Proposals & Peer Reviewers
Interested in sharing your knowledge about OTR at this year’s Regional Conference? Educational Session Proposals will be open for submissions will open on December 15, 2016. All session proposals must be submitted by February 23, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST. Deadline has been extended until March 6, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. CST. Forms will be time-stamped upon submission.

We are also looking for professionals and graduate students from Region III to help with reviewing Educational Session Proposals. If you are having technical difficulties with the educational session submission form, please contact the NODA Association Office first at or 612/301-NODA (6632).

Highlight Session Proposals for Associate Members
Associate Members have the opportunity to submit a proposal to present a Highlight Session at Regional Conferences. Highlight Sessions are time slots dedicated to Associate Members who are interested in showcasing their products or services at regional conferences to NODA members through a conference program session. If selected for a Highlight Session time slot, an Associate Member who is selected to present a Highlight Session will pay the Highlight Session Fee of $100 (in addition to their registration fee).

Regional Awards

Nominate your students and colleagues for Regional Awards. Available Regional Awards include: Outstanding Undergraduate Student Leader Award (Two and Four Year), Outstanding Graduate Student, Outstanding Orientation Professional, Regional Innovative Program, Regional Outstanding New Orientation Professional, and Regional Showcase Award. All nominations are due by March 3, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST. Deadline for award nominations has been extended until Monday March 13, 2017 at 11:59:59 p.m. EST. All forms will be time-stamped upon submission. If you are having technical difficulties with the submission form, please contact the NODA Association Office first at or 612/301-NODA (6632).


While registering for the conference online, you can either pay with a credit card immediately or create an invoice to pay with a check. If you choose to pay with a check please send it to the NODA Association Office at: 2829 University Ave SE, Suite 415, Minneapolis, MN 55414. We highly recommend paying for your registration fee before arriving on-site for the event, this way your ability to attend will not be hindered. NODA does not accept checks on-site, only credit cards if necessary.

Registration Type
Early Bird Rate
Dec 15 - March 9
Regular Rate
March 10 - 23
Late Rate
March 24 - April 3

NODA Member - Professional
$130 $155
Nonmember - Professional
$240 $265 $290
Graduate Student*
$95 $120 $135
Undergraduate Student
$95 $120 $135
Associate Member

*Graduate students must be NODA members to attend the conference and receive the conference student rate.
**If you are an undergraduate student, you must be registered by a Graduate, Professional, or Professional Nonmember. Graduates and Undergraduates are both charged the student rate.
***All conference pricing is in USD

Regional Conference Refunds/Cancellation Policy

Please note that all NODA membership fees are nonrefundable once payment has been processed; however, you may request a refund for the conference registration fees based on the following refund timeline. Conference registrants requesting a cancellation that is received in writing to the NODA Home Office on or before 5 p.m., 2 full weeks before the conference, will receive a full refund. Registrants requesting a cancellation in writing on or before 5 p.m, with less than 2 weeks until the conference start date will receive a refund minus $100 late cancellation fee. Absolutely no refunds will be made to individuals canceling within 24 hours of the conference start date. Conference organizers cannot accept refund requests that result from canceled flights and/or natural disasters. The contact information for NODA Home Office is: NODA, University of Minnesota, 2829 University Avenue, Suite 415, Minneapolis, MN 55414; Toll free phone (866) 521-NODA (6632); Phone: (612) 301-6632; Fax: (612) 624-2628.


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