The Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers is a nonprofit association of institutions of higher education. We provide opportunities for the exchange of information, networking, and professional development concerning issues of common interest in the areas of registration, record keeping, admissions, recruitment and enrollment management.

Founded in 1921, MACRAO is entering its 102nd year of continuous service to students, staff, and faculty of Michigan's colleges and universities.

News and Events

Fall 2022 College Fairs Update

The joint MACAC/MACRAO Michigan College Fair Committee has some updated information for the Fall 2022 college fair season. The deadline to RSVP is August 12.

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New Professionals Workshop

MACRAO's New Professionals Workshop will be held on Friday, August 26, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This annual networking and professional development event is open to all newer admissions counselors, advisers, recruiters, and others who support the recruitment of students at our institutions.

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Retirements at SVSU

svsu logoSaginaw Valley State University has two long-time MACRAO members retiring this summer:
        • Jim Dwyer, Executive Director of Career Services (and President of MACRAO in 1996-97) is retiring July 2022.
        • Dr. Clifford Dorne, Registrar, is retiring August 2022.
Congratulations to both of them and thanks for your many years of service to students, colleagues and MACRAO!



2022 MACRAO Annual Conference

This year's MACRAO Annual Conference will be November 16-18, 2022 at Bavarian Inn Lodge in Frankenmuth. Details coming soon!





MACRAO connects its members on issues related to the advancement of higher education in Michigan while providing opportunities for professional development. Our membership year runs from January 1 to December 31. Applications are accepted at any time.

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MACRAO is made up of individual members from institutions of higher education in the state of Michigan. MACRAO is made up of individual members from institutions of higher education in the state of Michigan.

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