Northwest Association of College & University Housing Officers

NWACUHO Annual Conference

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Learn About the Annual Conference, February 11-13, 2019

Portland, Oregon and Mount Hood from Pittock Mansion

The Board of Directors and Local Arrangements Committee are excited to welcome you to beautiful Portland, OR! Conference registration will open in October, and you can make sure your individual, institution, or corporate membership is up to date for 2019 by visiting the membership registration page, or contacting conference@nwacuho.org to confirm your individual, institution, or corporate membership.

Conference Registration

Registration Type 
Cost (USD)
NWACUHO Member  $450.00
Non-Member  $550.00
Day Attendee $275.00
Students (undergrad/grad)  $200.00
Exhibitor  $800.00
Exhibitor Additional Meal Packages  $250.00
Banquet Ticket  $65.00
Late Fee (Registered after 1/18/18 at 5pm PST)  $50.00

Register today at https://www.regonline.com/nwacuho2019conference

Present at the Annual Conference

The Programming Task Force is excited to announce program submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 annual conference in Portland, Oregon! Our local arrangements team is preparing for another outstanding conference, and the Programming Task Force is excited to announce the return of Tracks to the programming schedule.

NWACUHO strives to enrich the housing profession through the promotion of best practices, professional development, collaborative sharing of ideas, and the examination of future trends relating to the administration of the physical, financial, social and educational  components of university and college housing programs. Learn more about the program submission process: http://nwacuho.org/conferences/submitprogram/

Conference and Program Schedule

  • Monday, February 11th:
    • 12pm | Pre-conference activities begin at 12pm (noon).
    • 11:30am – 4:30pm | The registration table is open
    • 2:30 – 3:30pm | New to NWACUHO Welcome
    • 3:30pm – 4:00pm | NWACUHO Connections event
    • 4:00pm | Opening Reception, Announcements, Blessing to Honor the Land, and Keynote
    • 6pm – 6:30pm | State and Provincial Meet and Greets
    • 6:30pm | Case Study Introduction
    • 6:30pm | Exhibitor Meeting for “Mid-Level Challenge”
    • 7pm | Dinner on your own
    • 8pm – 10pm | Trivia Evening Social
  • Tuesday, February 12th
    • 8am – 11:25am | Registration Open
    • 8am – 5:20pm | Interest Sessions, Mid-Level Challenge, Case Study Presentations, Exhibitor Breaks
    • 6 – 7pm | Affinity Social
    • 7pm | Dinner on your own
    • 8 – 11pm NWACUHO Night on the Town
  • Wednesday, February 13th
    • 8am – 10am | Registration Open
    • 8am – 4pm | Student Panel & breakfast, Interest Sessions, NWACUHO Business Meeting & lunch, Featured Presentations
    • 4pm – 5pm | Round-table Discussions
    • 5:30pm – 6pm | Closing Reception
    • 6pm – 8pm | Closing Banquet Dinner and Awards Ceremony

The conference program schedule is available in January in Sched, an app that is available from both the iOS App Store and the Google Play store. Download the app, search for NWACUHO, select the guide, and start inputting your conference schedule! Updates are made and pushed to the app as soon as we know of any changes.

Print or Save a PDF: We would love to avoid unnecessary printing at the conference. We will provide a PDF schedule for your device, or print it out in advance of your trip. Any schedule updates made at the conference will be announced verbally as they are made.

Some food and meals are provided during the conference. The meals that are provided are: reception/appetizers on Monday the 11th, breakfast and lunch on Tuesday the 12th, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Wednesday the 13th. Should you need a document for planning or reimbursement, you will find it listed here once menus are finalized.

Hotel and Conference Center

NWACUHO has a block of rooms available – use this link for the Hilton Portland Downtown – a newly renovated hotel with a great price per night during the conference. The NWACUHO Room Block spaces are $184/night from February 7 – 14, 2019. Booking within the NWACUHO Room Block helps fulfill NWACUHO’s hotel contract, provides free in-room WiFi, and offers convenient same-building access to the conference venue. The Hilton Portland Downtown is 10 miles from the Portland (PDX) airport by taxi or car, and is steps away from the Portland MAX rail transit, which routes to the airport and other transportation stations. The Hilton offers accessible spaces in their facility, including rooms, lobby, routes within the hotel, valet parking, meeting spaces, exercise facility, and restrooms.

In addition to the downtown Portland restaurants in the vicinity, there are three restaurants on site, which offer menus for those with dietary restrictions.

Visit the Annual Conference webpage for detailed information on lodging, things to do, and ways to get involved during the conference in Portland.



Alaska Air offers NWACUHO Conference attendees a 7% discount off Alaska Airlines published fares (except companion and other promotional fares). Email conference@nwacuho.org for the code and details!

Departure City(s):  Any Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air city
Meeting City: Portland, Oregon
Beginning Travel Date: February 7, 2019
Last Travel Date: February 20, 2019
Blackout Dates: February 14 thru 18, 2019

Corporate Members and Exhibitors

Review exhibition hall information, booth and amenity details at http://nwacuho.org/exhibits-and-corporate-membership/corporate-membership. If you have questions about delivery, conference agenda, or ways to participate with NWACUHO membership, contact the Corporate Relations Director at corporate@nwacuho.org.

Awards and Scholarships

One of the most exciting opportunities of the conference each year is the recognition of professionals in our field who are going above and beyond. If you work with, or know someone in the NWACUHO region who is making significant contributions to our field, please consider nominating them for one of our Awards! Additionally, if you know of someone who would benefit by attending this year’s annual conference, send them information on self-nominating for a scholarship! All nominations are due by December 3, 2018.

Board of Directors Elections

The NWACUHO Board of Directors is democratically elected by the members of the association in accordance with our Association’s bylaws and Elections Policy. This year, several terms of directors and officers are coming to an end and therefore the positions will be up for election. Visit the elections webpage for available positions, application information, and election processes during the annual conference.


For any questions related to the conference, please email conference@nwacuho.org.