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 2024 Information

NCCWSL 2024 will be held from May 30 – June 1, 2024 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 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 Dates

Early Bird Registration: Ends April 14, 2024

Regular Registration: Ends May 15, 2024

What do you get with your registration?

  • Residential registration
    • 2 nights lodging in traditional style A/C accommodations from Thursday, May 30 – Saturday, June 1, 2023
    • Meal plan to include 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
    • Standard linen, parking permits, and administrative fees are included
  • Commuter Registration
    • Meal plan to include 2 breakfast, 1 lunch, and 2 dinners
    • Administrative fees are included
    • parking and housing not included

*Additional housing on May 30 and June 3 available at additional cost and dependent on availability*

Registration Rates

  • Residential (Individual or Coordinator) June 1-3, 2023
    • Early Bird: $565 
    • Regular: $685 
  • Commuter June (Individual or Coordinator) 1-3, 2023 
    • Early Bird: $385 
    • Regular: $505 
  • Group Coordinator (Not Attending) June 1-3, 2023 
    • $0 
  • Group discount 10% off registration on a group of ten or more! 

  • Payments are due in full 

Group Registration Instructions 

To begin, enter the registration site. You will find Group Coordinator and individual (Student) registration options. 

Group Registration Coordinator Options: 

  1. Coordinator: Not Attending: If you are a group contact but will not attend in person, this option will allow you to enter student registrations and process the payment by credit card or check. 
  2.  Coordinator: Attending – Residential: If you are a group contact, will attend in person, and require housing arrangements, this option will allow you to enter student registrations and process the payment by credit card or check. 
  3. Coordinator: Attending – Commuter: If you are a group contact and will attend in person but do not require housing arrangements, this option will allow you to enter student registrations and process the payment by credit card or check. 

Once Group Coordinator Option is chosen on the same page, move to the individual registration select and choose the number of Individual registration(s) needed (Residential or Commuter).

If you are paying for students, please note you must enter your registration first (Group Coordinator either attending or not attending). Your registration will appear as the first registration you complete. This registration will serve for contact and billing purposes. When registering a group of students, enter the number of students in the box next to the registration type. 

When registering students, there will be several questions for each student; if you have this information (see registration questions below), please enter it into the system; if you do not, please do your best to complete them. A confirmation email will go to you and all the students you registered (if your student email is entered when registering). The confirmation to the student will notify them they have been registered for the event by a third party. It will ask students to go into the system via a personal link so the students can review or update registration questions/preferences.    

Once on the payment screen, you can pay via credit card or electronic check. The group Coordinator will receive a confirmation email with the details for all students registered. Each of your attendees will also receive an email with their confirmation and login information to update their registration information.   

Registration Questions 

  1. Questions we ask on registration: 
  2. First and Last name 
  3. Address and phone
  4. University/College/ Company 
  5. Race, Pronouns, Gender 
  6. Emergency Contact: Name, Number, Relationship
  7. Dietary and special needs request 
  8. Anticipated Graduation Date 
  9. Have you attended NCCWSL? 
  10. How did you hear about NCCWSL? 
  11.  Are you an AAUW member? If yes, enter the member number 
  12. Who is funding your registration? 
  13. Housing request form 
    1.  Comfortable sharing with the same gender 
    2.  Comfortable sharing with any gender
    3.  Special Accommodations
  14. Agree to terms & conditions


NCCWSL 2023 Schedule at a Glance
Subject to Change*

Thursday, May 30, 2024

10:00am – 7:00pm: Registration

5:30pm – 6:00 pm: Welcome Session

6:00pm – 7:00pm: Dinner (On own)

7:00pm – 9:30pm: Evening Networking Activity (TBD)

Friday, May 31, 2024 

8:00am – 9:00am: Breakfast (Dinning Hall)

9:00am – 9:30am: Opening Session

9:30am – 9:45am: Break

9:45am – 10:45am: Workshop/Panels 1

10:45am – 11:00am: Break

11:00am – 12:00pm: Workshop/Panels 2

12:00m – 1:30pm: Lunch (Boxed Lunch)

1:30pm – 1:45pm: Break

1:45pm – 2:45pm: Workshop/Panels 3

2:45pm – 3:00pm: Break

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Workshops/Panels 4

4:00pm – 4:15pm: Break

4:15pm – 5:15pm: Workshops/Panels Session 5

5:15pm – 7:30pm: Dinner and Break (Dinning Hall)

7:30pm – 9:00pm: Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony

9:00pm – 10:00pm: Women of Distinction Reception

10:00 pm beyond: Activity (TBD)

Saturday, June 1, 2024 

7:30am – 8:30am: Breakfast (Dinning Hall)

9:00am – 10:30am: Thank you and Closing

Workshops and Panels
Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1
The schedule of NCCWSL 2024 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.

University Of Maryland Information
University Information
Stamp Union (Conference location) Information



Comfortable shoes (it’s a 10–15-minute walk between the dorms and the conference sessions)

  • Business casual outfits for conference days
  • A nice outfit for the Women of Distinction Ceremony (dressier than workshop outfits)


  • Bathrobe
  • Shower shoes
  • Toiletries (anything you would pack to shower at school)
  • A blanket if you get cold easily (bed linens, a light blanket, a pillow and a towel will be provided)


  • Extra cash (for outside meals, spending money, and local transportation) — you can check the FAQ to see what is covered by your registration fee.
  • An umbrella
  • Pen and a notepad or laptop for taking notes
  • Return travel information (on your phone or a hard copy) so that you know how to get home!

What to Pack

UMD COVID Current Status 

COVID Regulations

  1. Vaccination: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is not required, however, COVID-19 vaccines are strongly recommended. 
  2. Testing: Attendees are encouraged to test before the conference, but not required. 
  3. Masks: Wearing a mask is not required while indoors in most situations. However, wearing a high-quality mask is recommended while indoors for added protection. Masks are required in all patient care areas, including the UHC. 
  4. Special Health Conditions: Individuals with a weakened or compromised immune system may need to continue to take precautions to maximally protect themselves.

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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