Dedicated to Keeping Our Students Safe

UPDATED: February 06, 2023

Important Note for Enrolled Students: The NSLC must follow all university guidelines as they relate to COVID policies, and we expect that Summer 2023 procedures will be very similar to those in place for existing university students during their fall and spring semesters. In 2022, a majority of our partner universities did not finalize their summer policies until late spring. We anticipate a similar timeline this year, and COVID policies and procedures related to your site will be communicated to you by April 2023.

The National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) is committed to providing our world-class summer enrichment programs in an environment that supports the health and well-being of all participants, while taking every appropriate action to prevent the spread of COVID.

With over 30 years of experience in providing summer programming, the NSLC is well-prepared to make the necessary adjustments to our programming to adhere to the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our university partners, and local health authorities.

The NSLC successfully held its summer programs on-campus in 2021 and 2022. We will continue to monitor the situation related to COVID, along with the evolving public health guidelines and best practices related to hosting events and residential summer programs in 2023.

For an up-to-date listing of our dates and locations for summer 2023, please click here.

Risk-Free Enrollment

We know that circumstances can sometimes change. With that in mind, we’ve made enrollment for 2023 risk-free. You can cancel your enrollment for any reason by April 1, 2023 and receive a full refund of all tuition paid!

Students who opt to transfer their deposit to Pre-Registration will lock in 2023 tuition rates for 2024. Any funds eligible for return in 2023 will remain refundable through February 1, 2024.

Safety Updates

The NSLC is continuously monitoring public health guidelines in preparation for the summer. We will communicate any updates or changes to our programs to enrolled students as quickly as possible. COVID policies and procedures related to your site will be emailed to you in April. Final policies and procedures related to COVID will be made available at least 30 days prior to the start of each summer session on your myNSLC page.

Vaccination Policy

We expect that vaccinations + boosters will be required at our partnering universities. While we cannot guarantee all universities will allow exemptions, this past summer the majority of our host campuses did accept and approve exemption requests. Students and parents should pay close attention to myNSLC throughout the spring to see updated 2023 policies related to COVID vaccinations. We will post this information to your myNSLC page as soon as we receive it from the university.

Masks and Social Distancing

Students will be expected to follow all safety protocols, which may include the wearing of face masks and social distancing. Failure to comply with established guidelines will result in dismissal from the program. Protocols will be based on the recommendations on public health guidelines and the requirements of our host universities.


The NSLC, along with our university partners, will take every appropriate measure to provide students with a safe environment to learn and experience life on a college campus. Specific housing protocols and arrangements (housing students in single rooms, doubles, or suites, for example) will be set by location in conjunction with our university partners. All specific housing information will be updated on myNSLC as soon as it becomes available.

Program Modifications

Your NSLC program includes many trips, tours and site visits throughout your destination city. We will continuously monitor the availability of such trips along with the safety procedures related to group visits and make changes to our programming as required.

Cancellation Policy

We are mindful of the challenges caused by COVID. For that reason, as we did in 2022, we have relaxed our cancellation deadlines for 2023 to ensure that enrolled students will not forfeit payments in the wake of uncertain times. Students may cancel their registration for any reason by April 1, 2023 and receive a full refund. In the event a university publishes their policies after our refund deadline, we will address any enrollment concerns on a case-by-case basis.

If NSLC is forced to close on-campus programming at a certain location due to COVID, enrolled students will be notified and given the option to transfer to an open location, pre-register for 2024, or cancel with a full refund. Click here to review our full Cancellation and Refund Policy.