Scholarship-Related Conference Materials

CWNF holds biennial conferences with staff and faculty from funded institutions to address changes in our scholarship programs as well as to explore trends and challenges faced by the communities we serve.

The Charlotte W. Newcombe conference will be held Thursday, October 10th and Friday, October 11th, 2019 at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. The conference is open to all currently funded and endowed Newcombe institutions.


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The conference will be held in St. Joseph’s University’s McShain Hall/Haub Executive Center – 5th Floor.
(building 24 on campus map)

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Parking and Directions

Parking is available at the Hawks Landing parking garage
(building 45 on campus map)

Directions to campus can be found here:

All conference activities will be held on the 5th floor of McShain Hall, in the Haub Executive Center. If walking to McShain from the parking garage, please enter the building via the pedestrian bridge on City Line Avenue. A security guard will be available on the McShain bridge to escort guests into the building and onto the elevators. It is advised conference attendees cross City Line via the pedestrian bridge, and not at a crosswalk.

For those requiring assistance in transportation from the parking lot to McShain Hall, a security escort will be available. Please wait outside the parking garage lobby and identify yourself to the security van. Please note that from the time the van departs Hawks Landing, it may take up to 10-15 minutes for it to return.

Parking Garage Details

Parking is available in Hawks Landing without purchasing a SJU Parking Permit by paying for parking on an hourly basis. Those entering Hawks’ Landing without a permit will be prompted to take a ticket and pay at one of two pay stations located in the lobby of the Hawks’ Landing Parking Facility. The pay stations accept either coins or a credit card.

Cost information is as follows:

  • 30 Minutes — No Charge
  • Up to 2 Hours — $3.00
  • Up to 4 Hours — $5.00
  • Up to 6 Hours — $7.00
  • Over 6 to 16 hours — $15.00

If a vehicle remains parked for over 16 hours, an additional rate of $25.00 is applied for each day the vehicle remains in the parking facility. Persons leaving the garage without being able to pay will be subject to a $30.00 fine for failure to pay.

For handicapped parking, there are spaces in the McShain Hall lot that can be used by anyone with a handicapped plate or placard. No additional permit required. These spots are first come, first serve.

Hotel Accommodations

Most conference guests are staying at the Marriott Courtyard Philadelphia City Avenue.

Materials from previous conferences are linked below.

MS – Conference Materials

2016 Conference at the New School

2014 Conference at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

2014 Conference at Wilson College

2013 Conference at Douglass Residential College, Rutgers University

2011 Conference at Rider University

Previous Conference Materials

SWD – Conference Materials

2016 Conference at NYU

2014 Conference at Temple University

2012 Conference at Pennsylvania State University

2011 SWD Program Conference at Gallaudet University