A note about coronavirus (COVID-19)

We know the COVID-19 situation is evolving quickly. We’re as concerned as you are about keeping our staff and our community safe, and we’re tracking the situation closely with the guidance of public health experts. All RISE Up materials continue to be available online so you can use the RISE Up program remotely with your students.  View our RISE Up Online Delivery – FAQs here and access NRF’s COVID-19 resources here.

Join as an NRF University Member

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Partnering with the world’s largest retail trade association will expose your university to a host of nationally recognized scholarships, networking, and learning opportunities, as well as top industry recruiters that you may not be connected with.

For an annual fee of $1,000, your university will be able to take advantage of the following benefits: include networking opportunities for educators to build professional relationships, eligibility for student scholarships, and special events to educate students on the retail industry and highlight retail’s diverse careers.

To be eligible for University Membership with NRF, your institution must be an accredited public or private college, university, or online learning institution, that offers degree programs at the bachelor level or higher. Accredited public or private colleges, universities, or online learning institutions, that offer degree programs at the bachelor level or higher are solely eligible for membership at the NRF University Member level.

University membership is limited to colleges and universities within the United States.

To become an NRF University Member, view the online application to submit a request for University Membership.

For more information, please contact our Coordinator of Scholarships and University Relations at 202-626-8199.