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Postponement of NCCWSL 2020

We know that many of you have had your academic and personal lives disrupted due to COVID-19 and send our best wishes for your safety and wellbeing.

As a result of the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 and the impact from travel restrictions and need for physical distancing, AAUW’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) 2020 that was scheduled to take place May 27-30, 2020, at the University of Maryland, College Park has been postponed. This heartbreaking decision is responsive to the advice of health authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) who have declared a global pandemic. AAUW’s first priority is the health and welfare of our dedicated staff, NCCWSL participants and the campus community.

NCCWSL is not just a conference, but a unique opportunity for leadership and personal transformation. AAUW is proud of our work and that of our partners to bring this valuable experience to thousands of students since 1987. We will continue to update our website with information as it becomes available.

AAUW extends our heartfelt thanks to our hosts at the University of Maryland and our sponsors, steering committee, speakers, AAUW members and supporters and everyone who has worked tirelessly each year to make NCCWSL a life-changing conference. We wish you health and safety and look forward to seeing you next year at NCCWSL 2021!

For your convenience, we have provided a list of frequently asked questions to assist you with next steps.


NCCWSL 2020 Registration Fee Refunds OR Apply Funds to NCCWSL 2021

You may cancel your registration for a full refund OR you may apply your NCCWSL 2020 conference registration fee to NCCWSL 2021, which will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, May 26-29, 2021.

How do I transfer my registration to NCCWSL 2021?

To transfer your registration, please contact nccwsl@aauw.org no later than April 24, 2020.

  • Include “NCCWSL 2020 Transfer” in the subject line
  • Include your name AND the name(s) of those you registered

How do I request a refund for NCCWSL 2020?

To request a refund, please contact nccwsl@aauw.org no later than April 24, 2020.

  • Include “NCCWSL 2020 Refund” in the subject line
  • Include your name AND the name(s) of those you registered
  • If we do not hear from you by April 24, 2020 your registration will automatically be applied to registration for NCCWSL 2021

Every effort will be made to provide refunds within 30 days. Please note that the AAUW National staff team are currently working remotely in response to COVID-19. We thank you in advance for your patience during this challenging time.

Flights / Travel

If you have already made flight or other travel arrangements, please consult your carrier regarding their policies.

Exhibitors / Sponsors

Thank you for your support! Please contact our partnerships team to follow-up on exhibitor and sponsorship options.


If you applied for a scholarship and wish to be considered for NCCWSL 2021, please email nccwsl@aauw.org by April 24, 2020.

  • Include the subject line “2020 NCCWSL Scholarship” to transfer your application to NCCWSL 2021
  • Include your name AND registration ID#

Workshop Presenters & Panelists

AAUW appreciates the time, effort, and talents of our outstanding panelists and workshop presenters who were preparing to deliver exceptional content at NCCWSL 2020. We will be in contact regarding NCCWSL 2021.

Additional Questions?

Didn’t find an answer you were looking for? Please send any additional questions to nccwsl@aauw.org.


By:    March 26, 2020