The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) is a nonprofit, charitable and voluntary professional education association of institutions of higher education which provides for the exchange of information concerning issues of common interest in order to contribute to the advancement of education in the State of Michigan.

The association, through meetings, other workshops, seminars, and contacts with educational leaders and other professional associations in the state, strives to provide professional development opportunities as well as provide a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas in order to advance higher education, particularly in the areas of admissions, registration and records at educational institutions.

Summer Summit 2020

Monday through Friday
June 15-19

We're very excited to announce that this year's MACRAO Summer Summit is still going to happen... but it's going to be a virtual conference, and it's going to last a whole week!

As we all continue to deal with the changes to our work lives brought about by the COVID-19 situation, the College Articulation and Registrars' Practices committees felt it was important to still host a version of the Summer Summit this year. The solution we've decided on is to expand the Summer Summit over five days and offer a selection of the sessions that we would have had if we had met in person at Davenport University in Grand Rapids but in an online, virtual format.

So the 2020 Summer Summit will begin on Monday, June 15 and continue throughout the week until Friday, June 19. Sessions will take place three to four times each day. You're invited to participate in one, several, or all of the sessions that interest you. Details on online meeting platforms will be coming soon.

There will be no cost to participants for this virtual MACRAO Summer Summit. The association has decided, with limited budgets at many of our member institutions, to waive any registration fees for this year's event.

Find out more - and pre-register for the sessions you're interested in - by visiting theĀ Summer Summit web page.

Other upcoming events

New Professionals Workshop
Annual Conference and Meeting

In addition to the exciting plans for the virtual Summer Summit 2020, we are also working to develop alternative plans for the New Professionals Workshop in August and the MACRAO Annual Conference in November.

Both events will have a mix of virtual and - if possible - in-person events. Travel budgets may be difficult to come by this fall, so MACRAO is taking that into consideration. We're also hoping that by putting much of these events online we can welcome members who might otherwise be unable to attend due to cost or distance. This will also give us a wider pool of expertise and talent to lean on as session presenters, either online, in-person, or as a hybrid.

Our institutions are facing new challenges due to COVID-19. So are our professional associations. MACRAO intends to continue to provide value to its members as we move ahead through this unique moment in the history of higher education in Michigan.

Thanks for your patience and support. We'll have more details on both of these important events in the near future!