January 11 & 12, 2018

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This year’s theme, Breaking Boundaries & Building Legacies, will be honoring the amazing practices that our Student Affairs staff and faculty have implemented in improving the overall experience of our students. We recognize that our capacity to do more and create more evolves each year, and this year’s conference seeks to capitalize on the innovation that energizes and mobilizes our students, staff, and faculty.

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Conference Schedule

Thursday, January 11

Full Day Conference

9AM – 5PM, Livingston Student Center, Piscataway, NJ

Registration will include admission into Thursday’s full-day conference, complete with education sessions, speakers, workshops, and activities!
A continental breakfast and hot lunch will be provided to attendees.

Friday, January 12

Post-Conference Institute

9AM – 1PM, Livingston Student Center, Piscataway, NJ

The ESAC Post-Conference Institute will be a limited availability professional development opportunity for those interested, available at no additional cost to conference registrants. If you have registered for the conference and would like to claim a spot for the Institute, please complete this form: Post-Conference Institute Sign-Up.

NEW THIS YEAR – The Student Affairs Book Exchange

We are hosting a Book Exchange during our Build/Break Interactive Sessions and encourage conference attendees to bring books to donate along with them! You are welcome to bring any books with you but we are asking for folks to share books on self-help/motivation as well as higher education topics. For those of you that may have textbooks remaining from your graduate school days, feel free to donate them for others’ benefit! We will have a “Leave One, Take One” approach but everyone is welcome to participate regardless. Any remaining books from the day will be donated to the College Student Affairs program and the local New Brunswick public library!
For any Rutgers New Brunswick-based staff that would like to make a bulk donation, please email as we will arrange to do a pick-up on either the morning of Tuesday, January 9th or Wednesday, January 10th!

Keynote Speakers

The Excellence in Student Affairs Conference is excited to host two amazing keynote speakers who will be sharing their stories of breaking boundaries and building legacies.

Main Stage Speaker

Imam Khalid Latif

Aspiring Stage Speaker

Robert Kearny

2018 Red Talk Speakers

2018 Post-Conference Speakers

Sponsorship Opportunities

The 2018 Rutgers Excellence in Student Affairs Conference will focus on sharing strategies for engaging students in their development.  Student Affairs professionals from institutions throughout the region will join us on the Rutgers–New Brunswick campus on January 11, 2018.

We hope that you are interested in connecting with higher education professionals from Rutgers and other colleges and universities in the NJ-NY region.  Click below to see the unique opportunities we are offering to potential sponsors. Please note that many of these are limited opportunities, and we will honor them on a first come, first confirmed basis.