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.


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 Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, Houston Museum of Natural Science in Houston, 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.

The 2024 Catholic Colleges Reception will be held at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on Friday, September 27, 2024.  Please stay tuned for more information about the event and for details on sponsorship opportunities available to National CCAA member schools. 

  View photos from past events: 20232022 | 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.

Thank you to all that attended the 2023 National CCAA Membership Meeting and Breakfast in Baltimore. We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles for our 2024 meeting and breakfast. 

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. 

Thanks to everyone that stopped by to visit us at our exhibit booth during the Baltimore NACAC Conference! We enjoyed the chance to catch-up with you.

Special Interest Group: Educators Interested in Catholic Education

The National CCAA runs a special interest group (SIG) — Educators Interested in Catholic Education — 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 Educators Interested in Catholic Education SIG is to work collaboratively on challenges and opportunities that impact educators in Catholic high schools, colleges, and universities and to foster community between high school and post secondary professionals with an interest in Catholic education. 

Thank you to all that attended and participated in the 2023 SIG meeting in Baltimore. We had a great discussion and look forward to our next SIG meeting in Los Angeles during the 2024 NACAC Conference.