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 1/18/19 at 5pm PST)  $50.00

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

Cancellations, Substitutions, and Refunds

As described at registration, cancellations with a full refund will be available through January 11, 2019.  After January 11, 2019, registrations will be non-refundable, however, registrants can be replaced with another registrant prior to February 11, 2019.

If there is any inclement weather, the Board will be reviewing our refund policy following the conference and informing impacted delegates of any amendments. If you have any questions, please contact conference@nwacuho.org.

The Hilton Downtown is willing to extend the NWACUHO Room Block rate to any attendees wanting to stay on the night of the 13th for inclement weather, travel, or other reasons! Reservations subject to availability, please contact the Hilton to extend your reservation.

In the meantime, we will be offering some sessions via live stream that we would encourage you and your team to enjoy at www.nwacuho.org/stream.

Conference and Program Schedule

Conference interest session information is posted 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! Use the app on your mobile device, or use the address (https://nwacuho2019.sched.com) on any web browser. Updates are made and pushed to Sched as soon as we know of any changes.

Print or Save a PDF: We would love to avoid unnecessary printing at the conference. We 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.

PDF of February 11 schedule (updated 2/5/19)

PDF of February 12 schedule (updated 2/12/19)

PDF of February 13 schedule (updated 2/12/19)

Budget comparison FY16-20 for Annual Business Meeting (updated 2/7/19)

Board Reports 2019 (updated 2/13/19)

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.

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.

Note: We are at 66% of our room block capacity! We have worked hard to negotiate rates for our conference that are much lower than the typical rate for a hotel room in downtown over the same dates. However, you need to reserve your room under the NWACUHO room block by January 20th.  The easiest way to do this is through the link provided.

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



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

Parking at the Hilton Portland Downtown is valet at $50USD/day and self-park at $30USD/day. There are three reserved spaces for accessible van parking.

Portland State University (10 min. walk from the hotel) has guest parking availability starting at $11USD/day payable on side or via ParkingKitty: https://www.pdx.edu/transportation/hourly-visitor-parking

SmartPark has a 24/7 location nearby (4 min walk from the hotel) starting at $14USD/day.

 Transportation to/from PDX Airport

Type Typical Minimum Charge
Super Shuttle $14 USD
Rental Car $40 USD
MAX Redline, stop at Pioneer Courthouse Square $2.50 USD
Taxi $35 USD

Accessibility Information

The Diversity and Inclusion Committee compiles information and local resources for attendees in preparation for the conference. For questions, contact diversity@nwacuho.org, or conference@nwacuho.org.

Identity Based Resources for Portland

Accessibility Resources for Portland

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 Board of Directors at conference@nwacuho.org.

Important information for exhibitors:

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.