Membership in NCASS runs Oct. 1- Sept. 30. Dues are quite reasonable and provide access to resources, such as the annual survey of member data. Learn why you should join by clicking here,  or contact President Lowell Davis at


North Carolina always has a good turnout for the annual NAASS meeting; 2018 meeting was in Portland, Ore., and 2019 in New Orleans 

The North Carolina Association of Summer Sessions (NCASS) serves as a means of sharing information and ideas about educational program development for summer school. Most members find the greatest advantage is getting to know their colleagues from other schools so that when an unusual matter or new idea arrives at their desk, they have persons to phone or email.

Members share what they have learned, either from experience or from attendance at various national meetings. NCASS programs include a speaker with information particularly appropriate to our operations in North Carolina, and have time for interactive discussion. Mostly, NCASS is a forum for talking about challenges, triumphs, and innovations tried.

NCASS began in 1964, shortly after the formation of the national organization, the North American Association of Summer Sessions. Originally called NCACUSSD, the North Carolina Association of College and University Summer Session Deans, the state organization was retitled as NCASS in 1985.

If you are interested in joining NCASS or finding an NCASS mentor, please contact us at



News & Announcements

January 2020 NCASS meeting set at UNC-Charlotte

Registration for the January 24, 2020, NCASS meeting is OPEN.

The registration form does not allow for group registrations (my apologies). Remember that only one member from your institution needs to add the $25 annual NCASS membership fee to your cart. 

Register here.

The meeting will start at 8:30am with breakfast. Lunch is included with meeting wrap up at 2:30pm. 

For more information, contact President-Elect Shanna Coles at


Join summer administrators in NAASS?s Middle/Southern Region for two days of learning, brainstorming, and networking! The two regions will partner in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, at Western Carolina University?s Biltmore Park Campus for the 2019 Bi-Regional Conference.

Over the course of two days, speakers will address topics directly related to summer, as well as some related ideas which affect summer sessions but might not be part of the typical conversation. Please mark your calendars March 20-22 for this conference. Registration will open in late January.


Diversity, the value of summer courses for students to make progress to degree, and marketing tips are on the agenda for the NCASS annual drive-in at the Hunt Library on the N.C. State University campus. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. with breakfast and welcome followed by sessions on topics of interest to summer administrators.

Registration for the conference is $50. Annual institutional dues are $25 and can be paid along with conference registration. Public and private institutions are encouraged to join and share best practices and experiences from summer 2018.

register here