Annual Meeting

The 2024 SACSCOC Annual Meeting will be held December 7-10 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. 

We anticipate opening registration in late August.

The Call for Proposals is now closed. The deadline to submit was Monday, May 20, 2024 at 2:00 pm EST.

The Early Bird rates for conference registration are noted below:

Timeframe TBD
Individuals who are employed at a SACSCOC-accredited or candidate institution, or a state higher education system
Individuals who are not employed at a SACSCOC-accredited or candidate institution
Graduate Student
Individuals who are pursuing a graduate degree in higher education or a related field at a SACSCOC-accredited institution and are not full-time employees of any higher education institution.

Individuals must email proof of enrollment to to obtain a special discount code.
Individuals who are retired from a SACSCOC-accredited institution and have active status as SACSCOC peer evaluators through March 29, 2025.

Individuals must email to request a special discount code. Evaluator status will be verified in the SACSCOC peer evaluator database.

Hotel Reservations

There are 11 properties that comprise the Annual Meeting block of hotels SACSCOC has contracted with to ensure participants are offered a conference rate.  The rates for the hotel rooms range between $209 – $239 per night (plus tax).  You must register to attend the Annual Meeting in order to book your reservation and obtain the conference rate.  Please note the following:

Connections Housing is the only official housing bureau associated with and authorized to conduct transactions for SACSCOC. While other companies may contact you offering accommodations for your travel, they are not affiliated with SACSCOC. Entering into financial agreements with these companies can have costly consequences. SACSCOC is not connected in any way with other companies claiming to represent or provide hotel services. 

Graduate Student Travel Grant

SACSCOC awards a limited number of travel grants to outstanding students who are interested in learning about accreditation practices in the Southern states. Students who are pursuing a graduate degree in higher education or a related field at an institution accredited by SACSCOC are eligible to apply.  Typically, only one grant will be awarded per institution.

The travel grant covers the cost of the conference registration fee, up to three nights’ hotel stay, and reimbursement for meals and transportation.  Award recipients will be reimbursed for direct expenses after the conference.

The application will be available in August. 

If you have any questions about the Annual Meeting, please contact the SACSCOC Meeting Planning Office at

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in being an exhibitor or a sponsor for the 2024 Annual Meeting?  Contact Christine Fletcher, CEM at


Future Annual Meetings

December 7 – 10, 2024, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX
December 6 – 9, 2025, Music City Center, Nashville, TN
December 5 – 8, 2026, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX
December 3 – 6, 2027, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
December 2 – 5, 2028, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, Dallas, TX