About the Conference

December 12-13, 2019
Livingston Student Center - Piscataway, NJ

The Excellence in Student Affairs Conference is a regional conference hosted annually by Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The conference aims to engage student affairs professionals, graduate students, and undergraduates interested in the field, in meaningful conversations to spur innovative ideas and thoughts on how we can improve our practice for future and current students.


Thursday, December 12

8:15am – 4:30pm

Join us for a morning of conversations around best practices in our Toolbox Topics sessions. Then, spend the afternoon fully immersed in a multiple-hour workshop of your choosing, and take a deeper dive into topics such as data and assessment.


Friday, December 13

8:30am – 4:30pm

Don’t miss your chance to learn from peers during two educational session blocks, receive 1:1 coaching from senior level professionals, and be inspired by the stories of our keynote and REDtalk speakers. There will be networking opportunities and a chance to give back to the community through an outreach project.

Why the Rutgers Excellence in
Student Affairs Conference?

#1 — Networking:
Conferences bring together people from all different areas who share a common discipline or field, and they are a great way to meet new people in your field. Collaboration is the way to approach networking.

#2 — Expand Knowledge:
No matter the level of experience, everyone can learn a new idea. There are tremendous and very real benefits to leaving your office, attending a professional conference and expanding your knowledge on topics related to your field.
#3 — Gain Inspiration:
Uncover ideas and spark inspiration from listening to RED Talks, speakers, and educational sessions while being in the company of other higher educational professionals.
#4 — Trends:
Learn industry trends and how they’re implemented, how other professionals are utilizing trends or dealing with trends and issues to stay relevant.
#5 — Fun: 
People who include fun in their lives tend to be happier, healthier, and less stressed. We can better serve our students when we take the time for our own well-being, to be fully immersed in the conference experience, open our minds, and have fun.

Highlights From Last Year