When NIRSA leaders welcome conference attendees to the 2022 NIRSA Annual Conference’s Opening General Session on March 29 in Portland, Oregon, more than three years will have passed since the gavel fell on the Closing General Session of the 2019 NIRSA Annual Conference in Boston and the last time our profession had an opportunity to network, learn, and laugh together in-person.

Start planning today

Online conference registration for NIRSA 2022 will be open by November 30. While official room reservations in the NIRSA hotel block cannot be made until you register for NIRSA 2022, you can plan for rates ranging from $179-$219/night in the official NIRSA Annual Conference hotels.

COVID-19 Health & Safety

Attendees will need to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR or Rapid test result within 72 hours of March 29 upon check in at registration. Additionally, the State of Oregon currently has a face mask mandate in place for all indoor and most outdoor activities. Up-to-date information about safety protocols will be shared on the NIRSA 2022 COVID-19 page.

Join us in Portland, OR this coming spring

“The NIRSA Annual Conference continues to re-invent itself, while keeping many of its core opportunities. As the wellbeing of college students continues to be a focus area at most colleges and universities, NIRSA continues to focus both internally and externally in their role to provide support. NIRSA’s core operations around recreation, sport, and fitness give new professionals opportunities to develop a passion for their work as it has always done. And the Annual Conference has provided more opportunities for seasoned professionals to grow outside of our normal environment and this has been especially pleasing to experience,” says Chris Wise, Assistant Vice President at Virginia Tech.

So, wherever you’re at in your career, start making your plans to join fellow leaders in collegiate recreation in Portland, Oregon for the 2022 NIRSA Annual Conference & Campus Rec and Wellness Expo, March 29 – April 1!

Director of Events & Experiences at | NIRSA Profile

Sierra Smith is currently the Director of Events & Experiences at NIRSA.