We appreciate all of your patience and understanding last week with Hurricane Florence disrupting the Fall Tour. We hope everyone stayed safe and stayed out of harm's way. We'd like to give a quick update on some of the postponed fairs. If you were already registered for the fairs, you do not need to re-register but if the fairs now fit into your schedule please reach out to register to the contact info for each fair. Rescheduled fairs are as follows:

Radford University—November 5 from 9 AM – 11 AM.
Christiansburg High School - November 5 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM.
Sarah Ballard | 540-382-5186 | [email protected]
Heritage High School (Lynchburg City) - November 7th, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sarada Hester | 434-515-5413 | [email protected]
Amherst County High School - November 8th, 8:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Mary Kay McCrea | 434-946-2815 | [email protected]
Nelson County High School - November 8th, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Lauren Hudson | 434-263-8317 ext. 2 | [email protected]


Welcome to the official page for the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Counselors!

We are a group of hard working, fun loving individuals, passionate about higher education. Our ranks span from all over the great state of Virginia. Read more about our values, interests, and development of members here! VACRAO members are excited to welcome students to the great state of Virginia whether they are from near or far. Each institution represents a unique facet of Virginia Higher Education.



SAVE THE DATE: December 12-14, 2018

Hilton, Virginia Beach Oceanfront

The 2018 VACRAO Annual Conference will be held December 13-14 at Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The Annual Conference is always a great professional development and networking opportunity for admissions and registrar representatives from across the state (and outside of Virginia, too!).  This year’s theme is “Riding the Waves of Change.”

To register for the conference, please visit our registration page.

Reserve your room at the VACRAO discounted rate of $99 per night (single occupancy)

. Visit our conference booking site to make your reservation by November 15.


Membership renewal emails were sent 6/26. If you believe you should have received one and did not, please email [email protected]

VACRAO membership is institutional with over 750 members in our ranks. Members include individuals employed in the areas of admissions and registrar fields. Any institution of higher education may apply for membership of VACRAO. Currently, 283 institutions are enrolled in VACRAO. We look forward to expanding our ranks and helping students across the country and world find the best fit school for them.



Call for Journal Submissions:

The Journal Editorial Board is planning The SACRAO Journal for 2018 and is asking the SACRAO membership to help. If you know of research or best practices that may be of interest to our membership, please encourage those involved to consider writing an article for the Journal.  Has research already been conducted for your institution or a graduate level course?  This is also an option for submission.  We urge the submission of manuscripts as soon as possible, but no later than August 1, 2017.  For submission guidelines visit the Invitation for Authors on the SACRAO website. If you are interested in submitting an article for the Journal, have questions, or want to discuss a manuscript idea, please contact the Journal Editor Dr. Ginnifer Cié Gee at 210-458-7552 or [email protected] 

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