Register now for the 2017 Annual KACRAO Conference

Emporia State University will host KACRAO on their campus September 27-29, 2017.  View the 2017 program agenda now!


Pre-Conference Session offered by National Student Clearinghouse

Clearinghouse Academy – Live In Your Neighborhood

Join us for a FREE half-day session in Emporia, Kansas at Emporia State University,

Check-In starts at 7:45 a.m., Event starts at 8:00 a.m.

Dannette (your NSC regional director) and her colleagues will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Updates from NSC
  • Enrollment Reporting process and compliance
  • Nationally recognized Audit Resource Center
  • DegreeVerify and Verification Services
  • eTranscript Services and updates
  • What’s new for 2017!
Time: Check-in starts at 7:45; Event runs from 8 a.m. – 12 noon.  Complimentary lunch will be served at noon.
Location: Emporia State University


Join us in Emporia, KS for KACRAO 2017 at Emporia State University

Wednesday, September 27 - Friday, September 29, 2017


About the conference:

Rise and Grind, KACRAO 2017 will be a conference to remember! Jammed packed with fun and learning, we will begin with two pre-conference activies: Disc Golfing hosted by Emporia's very own, Dynamic Discs and Clearinghouse Academy hosted by National Student Clearinghouse (lunch will be provided for those who attend this session). Dinner on Wednesday evening will be at Hoelting's Grove, with transcportation provided! Bobby D's BBQ will cater and we will have yard games and music galore! Thursday is a full day of informative sessions along with our awards luncheon. We will be having lasagna as our main course, so bring your appetite. Later in the evening, we will finish out the day at Brickyard 20 Alehouse! Dinner will be an option of four different entrees including flank steak and pecan crusted chicken! Drinks(3 tickets per person) and entertainment will be provided by the venue with a variety of games on hand as well as S-I-N-G-O! A safe ride bus can provide transportation to and from the venue for free. 


About Emporia:

Emporia, Kansas is the home of the Dirty Kanza 200 and the founding city of Veterans Day. Voted by USA Today as the Best Main Street in America in 2016, Emporia Kansas boasts a vibrant downtown community with lots to do around town! Renovated and historic theatres, museums, bowling, free admission zoo, and plenty of places to drink and eat! For more information on Empora, visit:


Room Blocks and the hotels are now full.

If you haven't secured a room at Hampton Inn or Holiday Inn Express you may contact LaQuinta Inn. They do not have a room block, but they have availability for 2 queen bed rooms (and possibly others) at $69/night. LaQuinta is located between Hampton Inn and the Holiday Inn Express.

Service Project:

 As a community, Emporia is extremely supportive of our servicemen and women being that we are the founding city of Veterans Day. We want to make sure that they are well taken care of and understand that every donation, no matter how large or small, makes a difference in the lives of our veterans. We will be collecting items for the VA's around the state of Kansas. Some items that you can consider bringing are: 

    1. Magazines
    2. Books
    3. Snacks- Individually Packaged
    4. Coffee
    5. New or gently used clothing
    6. Pre-Paid telephone cards
    7. Visa Gift Cards-For the hospital to use to buy hygiene products, refreshments, cable TV for patients, recreational activities for patients
    8. Travel Sized lotions
    9. Board Games or small games to play in bed or individually 


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