In support of our mission, the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) provides learning opportunities to our members allowing them to increase their knowledge, grow their skills, and connect with a diverse community of collegiate foodservice professionals.

NACUFS is working to increase access to learning by adding more digital opportunities and increasing the geographical spread of in-person learning programs, as well as to align content within our programs to the NACUFS Collegiate Dining Body of Knowledge™ . In addition, a Self-Assessment Tool and Development Map are available to guide individuals in their collegiate foodservice career. With a variety of formats, topics, and experiences, you’ll be sure to find the right learning program to match your needs. 

Online Learning

NACUFS online learning programs provide opportunities for professional development with self-paced courses that fit into your schedule. 


The Foodservice Directors Symposium is a senior-level, application-only event focusing on the future of collegiate foodservice ranging from succession planning and mentoring to trends in foodservice. This learning event starts out with two days of Operator Roundtables where attendees engage with industry members and then concludes with two days at the symposium.

Virtual Town Halls

Stay connected with your peers and hear from Subject Matter Experts as you explore how to navigate the challenges of a changing environment, moving forward from these challenges, current trends, and pressing topics, together! Equip yourself and your team with new ideas and support.


Webinars offer members the opportunity to learn from wherever is most convenient and share information with your team. Whether you take part in a live webinar and interact with the speaker and participants or watch it on-demand, webinars provide an effective and efficient educational opportunity to enhance and grow your collegiate dining program.


NACUFS workshops offer an in‑depth study of a particular topic, such as talent and finance, in a variety of formats, including online extended courses and in‑person.