2020 NIRSA School for Mid-Level Professionals

May 17 – May 21, 2020 | Tampa, Florida

About 2020 NIRSA School for Mid-level Professionals

This event is an intensive, four-day program geared for experienced campus recreation professionals. Attendees will usually have more than seven years of professional experience and should have experience supervising professional staff and budget responsibilities. This event provides an excellent opportunity for mid-level professionals to learn from experienced, senior administrators in the field. 

Topic Areas and Learning Outcomes
This event will include a common reading book. The curriculum will usually include topics relevant to mid-career professionals including—supervision, budgeting, assessment, and other challenges in higher education and campus recreation. More information about the specific topic areas and learning outcomes will be posted at a later date 

Target Audience: Management Function 

This professional position manages one or more functional areas/programs within the department and supervises professional staff.  While not exclusive to these, typical titles of those in this function include: Program Director, Associate or Assistant Director, Senior Assistant Director 

Faculty: Attendee Ratio
With a 1:6 faculty: attendee ratio, this is a learning opportunity provides an opportunity to dive deep into topics relevant to mid-level professionals. 

NIRSA Registry

Attendees may earn NIRSA CEUs to apply toward the Registry of Collegiate Recreation Sports Professional (RCRSP) credential.

Additional Information

More information coming soon!

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The Faculty: Learn from the Pros

The Faculty of NIRSA’s School of Collegiate Recreation boasts decades of collective experience in managing campus recreation programs.


Specific scheduling information will be provided closer to the event. To inform your travel plans, the event will begin with an evening program on Sunday ,and conclude in the afternoon on Thursday. Attendance through the entire event is expected. Please arrange your travel plans accordingly.

Sunday, May 17The event will start with an evening program.
Specific start time is TBD.
It is recommended attendees should plan to arrive on site not later than 5:00pm
Monday, May 18Education program: ~8:00am–5:00pm
Tuesday, May 19Education program: ~8:00am–5:00pm
Wednesday, May 20Education program: ~8:00am–5:00pm
Thursday, May 21Event will conclude by 2:00pm

Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel


NIRSA event rate: $179/night


A reservation link will be distributed to attendees upon registering for the event.
Reservations must be received on or before Friday, April 17 to receive the NIRSA rate.


Registration fee: $780
Confirmed pricing will be posted later in October.

Registration will be available here on Wednesday, December 11, 10am PST
Registration will be online, and will be first-come, first served. Seats are limited to 48 participants.

Looking for more information?

For more information, contact NIRSA Director of Professional Development, Kristen Gleason.