Registration and Fees

In a world where we feel constantly connected, this conference is important for ACUI members to share our experiences face to face. It’s important to know that we are not alone in our profession. We grow professionally and personally through meetings where we have shared learning and work on problem solving with peers. The St. Louis conference program allows time for the things our professionals tell us they value most: education and networking. Networking comes in many forms. Inside and outside of the professional classroom, meeting with associate members in the ACUI Expo, attending dedicated sessions with product demonstrations, and going on tours where the experiential learning is at its best. The professional development investment in the ACUI conference experience will give every opportunity to demonstrate immediate returns once back on campus.

If you have already registered and would like to add a ticketed event to your registration, please follow this link

For information on the hotel accommodations, please click on the Transportation and Lodging link on the left.Register Now
A current list of conference attendees (sortable by region) is now available.

Justification Tool Kit

Access the Justification Tool Kit to help secure institutional support. Recognizing the importance of professional development, ACUI has built a toolkit of resources to help attendees make the case for attending the 2013 annual conference. Toolkit includes:


Undergraduate and
Graduate Student Rate*
Rate for Professional Member 
or Associate Member 
not participating in Expo 
Nonmember** Rates for
Professional Member or
Associate Member 
not participating in Expo 
Honorary Member and 
Union Veteran (Retiree)
Registration Rate 
Spouse, Family, Partner
Registration Rate
(by Dec. 19)
$350 $625 $800 $250 $275
(by Jan. 30)
$350 $675 $875 $250 $275
(after Jan. 31)
$350 $725 $950 $250 $275

* Full-time professionals pursuing an advanced degree are not eligible for either student discount.
**Nonmembers who join before conference can use rate differential toward dues payment.

Spouse, Family, Partner Registration

Spouses, partners, and family members are invited to attend ACUI’s annual conference at discounted rates with added benefits thanks to the permanent endowment from the family and friends of Helen M. Blood in honor of her numerous contributions to ACUI. Blood was an active participant in ten annual conferences and was well known by many members as “Mother.” Throughout the years, she visited college campuses, welcomed ACUI members in her home as if they were her own family, provided special homemade treats for ACUI volunteer meetings, and truly enjoyed the camaraderie of the membership in every occasion.

In her honor, the spouse, partner, and family registration fee is underwritten for those who register and serves as an opportunity to attend these conference events:

  • Access to educational sessions, featured keynotes, ACUI Expo, and other special conference activities
  • Conference information and official name badge
  • Access to ACUI After Dark entertainment
  • Closing Banquet

Corporate Registration Not Participating in the Expo

Registration for companies choosing to attend the conference and not participate in the ACUI Expo includes access to the Expo floor, all educational sessions and keynotes, and lunch in the Expo for up to three company representatives. Other meals or ticketed events are not included in this package. There is no discount for registering fewer than three delegates.

One-Day Registration

One-day registration is available for those student affairs professionals who cannot attend the entire conference. Please see the conference schedule for programs and meals that are included in the fees below. Meal tickets are required for community of practice and regional dinners, the opening event, closing banquet, and ACUI Expo meals. As part of a delegates' registration, a guest opening event or closing banquet ticket can be purchased for $85. Tickets to regional or community of practice dinners, tours, or any other event are not available to non-registered delegates.

Fees Member Nonmember
Sunday, March 10
Opening event, keynote, education session
$400 $450
Monday, March 11
Keynote, three education sessions, Expo, and lunch
$350 $400
Tuesday, March 12
ACUI Talks, Community Builders Award, two education sessions, Expo, and lunch
$350 $400
Wednesday, March 13
Keynote, four education sessions, and closing banquet
$400 $450

Student Rate

In 2008, ACUI's Growing the Profession Task Force revealed a challenge in attracting young people to the profession. A purposeful decision was made to tighten the budget in other areas and allow for reduced rates for graduate students.

After a few successful years, the program has proven to be a robust conference enhancement and has allowed emerging professionals and undergraduates considering the field to attend and also take advantage of the ACUI Networking Fair and peer learning networks. The 2013 conference rate for these two groups is being held steady for the third year at the rate of $350. Additionally, the undergraduate and graduate student network programming will allow them to build their community and learn more about a career in the field through deeper learning sessions and intentional networking functions.

Registration and fees contact/inquiries:

One City Centre, Suite 200
120 W. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47404.3839 USA

Payment for all fees is due at the time of registration. All fees are listed in U.S. dollars. International currency will be accepted at the exchange rate prevalent at the time of payment. A $25 processing fee will be added to all registrations not paid in full by the first day of the conference. Upon written request, credit will be issued for all fees, less a $50 processing charge, until Jan. 30. No credit will be issued for tour or preconference program cancellations after Jan. 31. A $100 processing charge will be assessed for conference registrations canceled in writing from Jan.30–Feb. 22. No credits will be issued after Feb. 23. If payment has been received prior to cancellation, refunds will be issued, less fees, after the conference. Unpaid cancellation fees and no-shows are billed.

Replacements are welcome.

Hotel and Transportation

To assist you in estimating your budget, please see the full description of  lodging and travel information. The Marriott Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel serves as the host to the ACUI conference. Rates for the guest rooms are:
$139 single
$189 double

Meals at the Conference

ACUI is able to secure a more favorable hotel room rate (and decrease the overall member cost of attending the conference) by including some meals in the conference registration fee. Our professional community also values the opportunities inherent in mealtime discussions, such as meeting other colleagues and sharing best practices.  

Sunday, March 10
Opening Night Dinner at the City Museum with cash bar

Monday, March 11
Breakfast on your own
Lunch in the ACUI Expo
Regional dinners – Not included in conference registration fee; register for event with conference offerings at an additional price

Tuesday, March 12
Coffee as part of ACUI Expo
Lunch in the ACUI Expo
Communities of practice dinners – Not included in conference registration fee; register for event with conference offerings at an additional price

Wednesday, March 13
Breakfast on your own
Lunch on your own
Closing banquet dinner included 

Thursday, March 14
Post Conference Tours 
Meals on own


Based on members' requests, an estimated budget for attending the 2013 conference is being provided. The numbers you find below are based on preliminary planning information. So that members have a better idea of the full budget impact, the items below have been provided as a working budget as options for conference participants based on historical offerings. 

$625 Registration (professional registering before Dec. 19) 
$150 Per diem for meals not provided 
$45-60 Regional dinner (estimated based on history) 
$25-60 Community of practice dinner (estimated based on history) 
$445.06 Hotel stay (four nights at half the double room rate of $189 + 17.741% tax)
$325 Estimated travel (airfare on with one stop from Boston to St. Louis)
$4-40 Ground transportation home airport parking and $40 cab, $21 shuttle, or $4 Metro train)



Updated Jan. 22, 2013