The National CCAA at NACAC

Each fall, you will find the National CCAA active and prominent at the National Association for College Admission Counselors (NACAC) Conference. Our annual reception is the premier event of the conference, and our membership meeting and breakfast offers members access to research, enrollment strategies, networking, and more.

*Please note, not all of the events listed below for September 2021 will be taking place this year during the in-person NACAC Conference in Seattle.  We still hope to connect with you, so if you will be attending the conference in person, please visit us in the exhibit hall at Exhibit Booth #1004. And be on the lookout for emails with more information about upcoming virtual Counselor Town Hall sessions and virtual college fairs, starting up again in fall 2021.


Catholic Colleges Reception

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 reception is open to secondary school counselors, independent counselors, transfer counselors from two-year/community colleges, and admission staff from National CCAA member institutions.

Past receptions have been held at exciting venues, including Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Salt Lake City's Natural History Museum of Utah, Boston's John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, the San Diego Zoo, Indianapolis's Indiana State Museum, Toronto’s Hockey Hall of Fame, and New Orleans’ House of Blues.

  View photos from past events: 2019 | 2018 | 2016 | 2015 | 2013


Membership Meeting and Breakfast

The annual National CCAA membership meeting and breakfast typically takes place on the Thursday morning of the NACAC conference, before the official start of the conference. These meetings include presentations on research demonstrating the value and benefits of Catholic higher education to assist admission professionals with enrollment strategies. The meetings also serve as an opportunity for members to meet National CCAA board members and other admission colleagues from Catholic colleges and universities across the United States.

The 2021 National CCAA Annual Membership Meeting will again be held virtually. This year's Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 3:00-4:00pm ET.  Please register to attend by 12:00pm ET on Wednesday, October 14. The Zoom login information for the meeting will be emailed to registrants by 2:00pm ET on Thursday the 14th.

Exhibit Booth

Stop by the National CCAA booth in the NACAC Conference Exhibit Hall to pick up reception tickets (advance registration required) and connect with board members and staff.  

Although we will not be hosting our in-person reception in Seattle this year, we still hope to connect with you. If you will be attending the NACAC Conference in person, please visit us in the exhibit hall at Exhibit Booth #1004.

Special Interest Group: Catholic Educators

The National CCAA runs a special interest group (SIG) — Catholic Educators — at NACAC each year. It is open to anyone who is interested in discussing anything related to Catholic education (secondary school or college). The mission of the Catholic Educators SIG is to work collaboratively on issues that impact educators in Catholic high schools, colleges, and universities and to network between high school and post secondary professionals with an interest in Catholic education.

Thank you to all who attended the September 24, 2021 Catholic Educators SIG Meeting in-person in Seattle and virtually via Zoom. If you were unable to join us, but are interested in watching a recording of the meeting, you can access it here. The passcode is =1i#x47o.