Catholic Colleges Reception at NACAC

The National CCAA hosts the Catholic Colleges Reception, a memorable event alongside the annual NACAC conference. The casual event brings together nearly 1,000 secondary school and independent counselors and admission representatives from National CCAA member institutions for networking and conversation. Each year boasts remarkable entertainment, food and drinks, and an unforgettable evening.

The 2023 Catholic Colleges Reception will be held on Friday, September 22 at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore. 

Registration for the event is required and no one will be allowed to enter the reception without a ticket. Space is limited and will fill up quickly, so please mark your calendar for noon ET on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, when registration to attend will open on our website. 

Our reception has traditionally been a wonderful way to connect with admission representatives from National CCAA member institutions, as well as other secondary, independent, and community-based counselors.  

View photos from the 2022 Catholic Colleges Reception here


View photos from past events: 2022 2018 | 2016 | 2015 | 2013


What attendees are saying about the Catholic Colleges Reception

“It is the one social at NACAC I make sure to attend every year. It is a great opportunity to foster relationships with NCCAA members.”

– Nicholle Wyatt, Director of College Advising, High Tech High (CA)

“The Catholic Colleges Reception is one of my favorite events at NACAC! I love the opportunity to catch up with colleagues from Catholic colleges around the U.S., hear a great band, and in [past] years, see the Stanley Cup! I register as soon as it opens to be sure I get a ticket. This is the NACAC event to attend.”

– Ann Kjorstad, College and Career Counselor, Academy of the Holy Angels (MN)