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Why Join NAASS?

Note: If you are a current member and need to update your membership information please contact Ashley Schwed at


Membership provides you with immediate access to over 450 Summer Session Administrators in North America.

Annual Conference

Join colleagues from public and private institutions ranging from small four-year colleges to large research universities at our conference held annually for over 50-years. Exchange ideas about summer and special session program development, administration, finance, research, technologies, and marketing.

Creativity & Innovation

Learn about unique programs and marketing strategies recognized by NAASS with annual awards. These ideas are shared at NAASS conferences and through our online platforms.

Joint Statistical Review

Members have exclusive access to a report with comparative data useful for identifying trends and benchmarking, evaluating, and improving summer session programming.

Summer Academe

Learn about or contribute to the latest research and scholarship in our online Journal, Summer Academe, the only source of compiled current research and best practices in summer session administration and pedagogy.

Theresa Neil Memorial Research Fund

Access funds available for scholarly activity that enhances understanding of summer and special session

University – College Membership

$395 Annual Subscription

The University – College membership category is NAASS’ basic membership. The category is open to all nonprofit colleges and universities who conduct summer programming or who would like to know more about summer programming. The institution is expected to maintain its accreditation in a recognized regional or national accrediting agency. The institution may list membership for up to seven individuals within the institution with one person, usually the chief summer session administrator, designated as the institutional (voting) representative. This category entitles the institution to full association participation including one (1) institutional vote in business affairs. Each representative listed may hold office and is eligible for full membership advantages.

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*institution is defined as any college/university campus with an independent Summer Session (centralized/semi-centralized/decentralized) related focus and organizational structure. Individual campuses within a university system will be considered as an individual institution and each will require individual institutional membership. For example, the University of California schools each have an independent institutional membership for each campus within the system.

Affiliated/Retired Membership

$50 Annual Subscription

This membership category is open to individuals on a non-voting basis. Individuals must have been associated with a university or college for two or more years but are not currently in summer session administration.

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