Dedicated to Keeping Our Students Safe

UPDATED: August 16, 2022

Important Note for Enrolled Students: COVID policies and procedures related to your site will be emailed to you in late April. If NSLC is forced to close on-campus programming at certain locations due to COVID, enrolled students will be notified and given the option to transfer to an open location, pre-register for 2023, or cancel with a full refund.

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. 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 2022.

For an up-to-date listing of our dates and locations for summer 2022, please click here.

Risk-Free Enrollment

We know that circumstances can sometimes change. With that in mind, we’ve made enrollment for 2022 risk free. You can cancel your enrollment for any reason by May 1, 2022 and receive a full refund of all tuition paid!

Students who opt to transfer their deposit to Pre-Registration will lock in 2022 tuition rates for 2023. Any funds eligible for return in 2022 will remain refundable through February 1, 2023.

Safety Updates

The COVID pandemic and public health guidelines are evolving on a daily basis. The NSLC is continuously monitoring the situation in preparation for the summer. The NSLC will communicate any updates or changes to our programs to enrolled students as quickly as possible. 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

In consultation with our university partners, NSLC students will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by the start of their program. To be considered fully vaccinated, students must receive their final dose of a vaccine authorized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the World Health Organization (WHO) at least 14 days before the start of their program. Students may request an exemption from the COVID vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons. Exemptions may be subject to university policies and approval. Students not granted an exemption after completing this form will receive a full refund.

Masks and Social Distancing

Students will be expected to follow all safety protocols, which may include the wearing of face masks, frequent handwashing, and social distancing. Failure to comply with established guidelines will result in dismissal from the program. Protocols will be based on the recommendations of the CDC and 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 students’ myNSLC page 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 2021, we have relaxed our cancellation deadlines for 2022 to ensure that enrolled students will not forfeit deposits in the wake of uncertain times. Students may cancel their registrations for any reason by May 1, 2022 and receive a full refund. If at any time NSLC closes a program, students may choose to receive a full refund or pre-register for 2023. Click here to review our full Cancellation and Refund Policy.