NCCWSL Branch & Institution Information

NCCWSL Branch Information

The NCCWSL team has created this page where AAUW branches and supporting institutions may go and find all necessary information and tools to properly market and prepare for the upcoming conference!

NCCWSL 2023 Information


NCCWSL 2023 will be held from May 31 – June 3, 2023 at the University of Maryland, College Park.

What is NCCWSL?
AAUW’s annual conference, The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), brings together more than 800 young women from around the country for two and a half days of leadership training, networking and inspiration. This year’s virtual event will include sessions on career development, mentorship, financial literacy, racial-justice activism and more. Participants will have an opportunity to explore post-graduate programs, careers in a variety of disciplines (especially STEM) and other opportunities for their future.

Who Attends NCCWSL?
NCCWSL attracts a diverse group of young leaders who are highly engaged on their campuses: They are involved in student government, academic and pre-professional organizations, identity-based and social-justice clubs and political activism. One in four is majoring in the STEM fields; other popular majors include business and the social sciences. Most are rising juniors or seniors, who are at a pivotal point as they explore their next steps after graduation. The young women represent the rich diversity of their generation.

NCCWSL By the Numbers

  • Roughly 50% of NCCWSL attendees are women of color. Many are first-generation college students.
  • 1 in 4 NCCWSL attendees major in the STEM fields, followed by majors in business and the social sciences.
  • Nearly 500 colleges from 48 states have sent campus leaders to NCCWSL.



Registration rates and dates

Early Bird Registration: Ends April 3, 2023 

Regular Registration: Ends May 5, 2023
Group Registration: Opens in February 

  • STEM half-day option May 31, 2023 

    • Early Bird: $65 

    • Regular: $75 

  • Residential June 1-3, 2023 

    • Early Bird: $565 

    • Regular: $685 

  • Commuter June1-3, 2023 

    • Early Bird: $385 

    • Regular: $505 

  • Group Coordinator (Not Attending) June 1-3, 2023 

    • $0 

  • Group Coordinator (Attending) June 1-3, 2023 

    • Early Bird: $565 

    • Regular: $685 

  • Group discount 10% off registration on a group of ten or more! 

  • Payments are due in full 


Schedule and Descriptions

Tentative Schedule

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

  • 10:00am-7:00pm: Student Check-in
  • 1:00pm-5:00pm: STEM Half-Day Session (optional and for additional fee)
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm: Opening Session


Thursday, June 1, 2023

  • 8:00am-7:00pm: Student Check-in
  • 9:00am-10:00am: Opening Session-Day One
  • 10:15am-11:45am: Workshop/Panel Session 1
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunch
  • 1:30pm-3:00pm: Workshop/Panel Session 2
  • 3:15pm-4:45pm: Workshop/Panel Session 3


Friday, June 2, 2023

  • 7:00am-8:00am: Student Activity (optional)
  • 10:45am-12:15pm: Workshop/Panel Session 1
  • 12:15pm-2:00pm: Lunch
  • 2:00pm-3:30pm: Workshop/Panel Session 2
  • 3:45pm-5:00pm: Workshop/Panel Session 3
  • 5:15pm-6:45pm: WOD Session
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm: WOD Reception


Saturday, June 3, 2023

  • 9:00am-10:00am: Closing Session
  • 7:00am-12:00pm Student Departure/Luggage Storage


STEM Half Day Session
Wednesday, May 31, 2023

This engaging half-day workshop is open to everyone, regardless of career path, to explore the important skills that are valued for STEM careers and across industries.

  • Learn about the value of originality and resilience in the STEM community through collaboration and networking opportunities, panel discussions and interactive demonstrations.
  • Connect with women on similar paths, hear from peers and established professionals, explore innovative spaces on campus, and prepare for the exciting journey ahead!
  • Components:  

    • Lunch and networking  

    • Peer panel discussion   

    • Expert panel discussion   

    • Possible demonstrations/tours/hands-on experiences 


Workshops and Panels
Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2

The schedule of NCCWSL 2023 workshops and panels is coming soon! Programming will focus on the following learning objectives:

  • Leadership development: Develop and strengthen a leadership narrative through voice, skill set, and mind-set.
  • Professional development: Build a professional toolkit for postgraduate life.
  • Activism: Know how, why and when to take action and be a change-maker.
  • Women’s issues: Gain a better understanding of issues and policies affecting women locally, nationally and globally.
  • Identity and diversity: Own one’s personal identity and role in increasing and supporting diverse voices.

NCCWSL Testimonials

“I am a first-generation student, and I benefitted so much from these workshops and events. It was totally inspiring to listen to everyone’s unique perspective and to hear their invaluable insights and advice.”

“Thank you for an incredible conference! I was feeling a bit confused about my next move after college, but energy of the presenters and my fellow student leaders helped me sharpen my focus and get hyped up about my future.” 

“As an HBCU student, I felt seen and heard at this incredible conference! I am grateful for the community building and the experiences that I shared here. I can’t wait to be a part of this again next year!”

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