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October 15, 2019

Late Conference Registration Begins

2019 NASPA WRC: NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) Institute

Division/Group Event Region V Region VI

If you are a NASPA Undergraduate Fellow, this institute will assist you in building bridges to professional practices and skills, create connections to each other and participants in the other institutes, and support you in identifying next steps to your academic and professional goals.


Presented By

Region VI
Region V


Conferences can be an overwhelming process especially if you are an undergraduate student who is attending the conference as a first-timer. The NUFP institute allows a group of students with similar interests and passion in higher education to share their knowledge, experiences and create life-long relationships with their peers and student affairs professionals. The NUFP institute fosters a community for undergraduate fellows who are interested in student affairs by providing them with mentorship, navigational skills, as well as knowledge and tools from the professionals in the field.

The conversations and workshops occuring in this space will encourage participants to reflect on a range of topics including intersectionalities, Community Cultural Wealth, understanding the impact of mentorship, learning about graduate school and valuing personal narratives through this process. The goal of the NUFP institute is to build bridges to professional practices and skills, create connections to each other and participants in the other institutes, and support them in identifying next steps to their academic and professional goals.

Join us at the 2019 NUFP Institute!                   

Institute Goals and Learning Objectives

As a result of attending the NUFP Pre Conference, students will:

  • Develop and practice professional networking skills.
  • Identify and explore personal, academic, and career goals.
  • Increase their understanding about multiple and intersecting identities.
  • Learn strategies to develop and make the most of a mentoring relationship.


The NUFP Institute schedule was developed for new and returning NASPA Undergraduate Fellows. The NUFP Institute curriculum provides a space for its participants to build bridges to professional practices and skills, create connections to each other and professionals in the other institutes, and identify next steps to their academic and professional goals. The institute will also introduce you to current and diverse Student Affairs practitioners, many of whom are NUFP alumni and friends, who will share their wisdom and coach you through your institute experience.

Nov 2
Nov 3
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Students will be welcomed in the space and this time will be utilized to get to know each other through various icebreakers

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Breakout Session 1: Introduction to NUFP

During this session, first time NUFPs will learn about NUFP learning opportunities within NASPA and the NUFP community that they have joined.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Breakout Session 2: Continuing Your NUFP Journey

NUFPs who are returning or have participated in some other NUFP learning opportunities will reflect on their learning and identify ways to continue their growth in the program.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Cultivating and Engaging Community Cultural Wealth

This session introduces Community Cultural Wealth and engages NUFP interns in considering how to engage their CCW as they navigate higher education contexts.

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM


3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Breakout Session 1: The Magic of Mentorship

This session will highlight the ways in which mentorship plays a role in growth, learning, development and Student Affairs experiences over time. NUFPS will learn about approaches to mentorship, engaging mentoring relationships, and actively participating as a mentee.

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Breakout Session 2: From Student Leader/Activist to Emerging Professional

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Intro to Networking Activity

During this session NUFPs will learn about the art of networking. The session will offer the opportunity to learn about and examine “networking narratives” and to practice authentic networking with participants in the Graduate Student Institute and New Professionals Institute.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

All Institute Networking Reception

This session will be a joint opportunity for NUFPs to put into practice their newly acquired networking skills and knowledge with members of all of the institutes combined.

8:00 AM

Breakfast with SSAO Institute

This session will be a joint opportunity for NUFPs to put into practice their newly acquired networking skills and knowledge with members of all of the institutes combined.

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Panel and Pods


NUFPs will have the opportunity to listen to a panel of professionals in various career levels and learn about their experience. Panelist will then break into different PODS and join a table to discuss higher education hot topics in a more intimate setting. Topics may include: agency and activism, staying resilient and well, free speech and campus climate, and more.

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM



11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Words of Wisdom and Closing Nick and Deepika


12:00 PM





Hilton Portland Downtown
Portland, Oregon

The Hilton Portland Downtown has been newly redesigned with an inviting, vibrant lobby and rooms that incorporate a timeless and contemporary feel. Conveniently located in the heart of the city, one block from the MAX Light Rail system, the Hilton Portland Downtown offers easy access to the city’s top restaurants and attractions including the Portland Saturday Market, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland Art Museum and Powell’s Bookstore.

AIRLINE DISCOUNT: We are excited to announce a discount on Alaska Airlines web fares for your travel to Portland. The discount code will be made available to conference attendees after they register for the 2019 NASPA Western Regional Conference!

ROOM RESERVATIONS: A block of rooms has been set aside at a rate of $195 per night plus taxes/fees. These rates are exclusively for conference attendees and subject to availability. Click on the link below to book your hotel room online, or call the toll-free reservation line at 1-800-HILTONS, be sure to mention NASPA or the group code NPA when making your reservation. The group rate will be available through October 14, 2019.

PARKING: Due to the hotel’s location in Downtown Portland, please note that parking is extremely limited. There is no self-parking at the conference hotel (valet parking is $52/night). You may wish to consider off-site parking options.


Room rate/night

Hilton Portland Downtown

921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

(503) 226-1611

$195 per night (plus taxes/fees)


The Portland International Airport (7000 NE Airport Way Portland, OR  97218) is located approximately 12 miles from the Hilton Portland Downtown.


Public Transportation
The conference hotel is accessible from the airport via TriMet’s light rail MAX Red Line. The “Mall / SW 5th Ave” MAX Station is one block from the Hilton Portland Downtown (approximately a 45 minute ride).

Shuttles, Taxis, and Rental Cars
For more information regarding shuttles, taxi cab services, or rental car companies, please visit the Ground Transportation page of the Portland International Airport website


November tends to mark the start of the cool season in Portland, with temperatures ranging from 44°F to 58°F. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.