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Newcomers Conference


July 22-24, 2024
Hosted by Lander University

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The Newcomers Conference is an annual workshop designed for new admission professionals to learn real-world experience. The program provides training in critical skills for success and discussion of pertinent issues and situations encountered in the admission profession. Participants will attend presentations, work within small-group settings, and will have plenty of networking opportunities with leaders and other newcomers in admissions. This is a great training opportunity for any of your new hires.

Monday, July 22
Check-In - 12:00-1:00 PM
Sessions - 1:00-5:00 PM
Evening Activity - 5:30-7:00 PM

Tuesday, July 23
Sessions - 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Evening Activity - 6:30-8:30 PM

Wednesday, July 24
Sessions - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Depart - 12:00 PM

Presentation topics will include: 

  • How to get involved in CACRAO
  • Admissions 101
  • Travel smart
  • Time management
  • Navigating and engaging in virtual events
  • Understanding communication plans and strategies
  • Advice from seasoned admissions professionals

Registration Details

Register by July 15, 2024. Registration covers the cost of attendance including most meals and activities. Register by July 5 to also receive a CACRAO t-shirt. 

$125 for CACRAO member institutions
$135 for CACRAO non-member institutions

Payment should be submitted by credit card through the registration site or by sending a check made out to CACRAO:
ATTN: 2024 Newcomers Registration
PO Box 487
Youngsville, NC 27596
(Checks should be postmarked by July 19th.)


Participants will be responsible for booking their own hotel room. A hotel block is available at the Inn on the Square, Ascend Hotel Collection. The cost is $134.00 per night + taxes. You can reserve a room by going to their website or by calling (864) 413-1185. The hotel block closes on Friday, July 5th. 


Key Contacts

If you have questions about the Newcomers Conference, contact Ryan Murdock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jen Tollison at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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