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Registration Eligibility



To be eligible for the Student rate, you need to be a student enrolled in an accredited U.S. university or college. For more information about Student and Education registration, and becoming a college or university partner with the NRF Foundation, please contact Shaquayla Mims at (202) 495-7223.


You are not eligible for the educator registration rate if your primary employer is a for-profit company (excluding colleges, universities, and schools); consulting firm; media company; non-college/university 501(c)3; 501(c)6; or sells products, services, research and/or information to retail companies. You are also not eligible if you work for a college or university but are not a teaching faculty member or a director of a college or university retail center (excluding bookstores). If requested by NRF, you must be prepared to submit two of the following:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Scanned copy of a valid university ID
  • Link to your profile page on an eligible institution’s website.

Membership Information

NRF offers both Student membership as well as University membership

Contact NRF at or 202-783-7971 for membership information and benefits.