NACUFS Institutes

For over 20 years NACUFS institutes have offered campus dining professionals immersive, multi-day professional development opportunities.  Institutes are made possible through the generous support of our industry sponsors.

Current institutes offer:


Individuals employed by a member institution are eligible to apply for and attend NACUFS institutes.

Application Process

Individuals interested in attending an institute need to submit an online application form. There is no application fee, and the online form is available in early January. To learn more about the application process, submission deadlines and to access the online form, click here.

Acceptance Notification

Applicants are notified about their acceptance status about 6 weeks after the application deadline.  Instructions for confirming participation, travel planning, and lodging information is provided at that time. 

Fees and Costs

There is no registration fee to attend an institute.  All program materials, group meals and on-site transportation are provided as part of the program.  Participants are responsible for paying for their own hotel, travel and some on-site meals.  Your institution may be entitled to a travel grant to defray hotel and travel costs – contact the association for more information.

The following institutes are being offered in 2020:


Foodservice Management, Rich’s Innovation Center
Buffalo, NY

June 1-5

Facilities Management, Hobart
Troy, OH

June 8-12

Leadership, Nestle Customer Innovation Campus
Solon, OH

June 15-19

Marketing, Coca-Cola
Atlanta, GA

December 8-10


If you have questions about the NACUFS Institutes, please contact the association office at 517-332-2494.