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Student Programs Overview

USENIX greatly values students and the research in the advanced computing systems arena that is generated in colleges and universities. We strongly encourage students in the field to become members, and to contribute to and attend our conferences. Recognizing the importance of student work, USENIX has developed the following programs:

  • Student memberships at reduced membership dues allow students to join the advanced computing community and receive all USENIX member benefits, including online access to all of our conference proceedings (a very useful research tool).

  • Special student fees for USENIX conferences provide full-time students with the opportunity to attend USENIX technical sessions and tutorials at deeply discounted rates.

  • Student Grants provide funding for full-time students to attend USENIX events. Please take a look at this page for information on open applications for upcoming events. If your research significantly overlaps with a conference topic, or if you are presenting a paper, this is definitely the way to attend for less.

  • Best Student Paper Awards are cash prizes awarded to best papers for which a student is the lead author at USENIX conferences. Keep an eye out for our Calls for Papers (CFPs), and feel free to submit a paper!

  • Your suggestions—USENIX seeks suggestions for special programs to sponsor, such as programming contests or workshops. If you have a good idea and are interested in organizing such an event, please contact us! Send email with your ideas to the Conference Dept. at


  • The Campus Representative Program designates a faculty or staff member at a campus who represents USENIX and provides information to students about USENIX. They maintain a library of print and online USENIX publications, as well as having current conference information, Calls for Papers, and membership information available to students. Already a campus representative and looking for information? Go here.

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