2017 NRVC Summer Institute, July 10-25, 2017

2017 NRVC Summer Institute, July 10-25, 2017

Registration and accommodation information


Our annual Summer Institute will offer four workshops at the downtown campus of DePaul University, July 10-25, 2017. Choose to attend one or several workshops. Located in the popular Chicago Loop at 1 East Jackson Boulevard, DePaul University is easily accessible from both Midway and O’Hare airports by shuttle, taxi, and Chicago mass transit. . For more information about the venue, visit their website at www.depaul.edu/about/campuses/Pages/loop.aspx 



Summer Institute


Workshop registration

Please register for all workshops through our online registration form. Simply click the registration link that appears in each workshop description to register for that event.


Registration fees

Workshops are open to NRVC members at a discounted rate and for non-members at an affordable price. Since 2014, all NRVC workshops are consistently priced at $150 per day per NRVC member, regardless of the topic or speaker. Non-members pay $225 (an additional 50%) per person per day for each workshop. Not an NRVC member? Signup now to receive the discounted rate on workshops. To sign up click here

Late registration

Registrations for workshops received after June 27 will incur a $100 late fee per workshop.


Overnight accommodations are $115 per night for anyone in need of housing regardless of membership status. 

For the convenience of participants, affordable housing is contracted through University Center, which is just two blocks from DePaul University, close to restaurants, museums, and Lake Michigan. The University Center offers private bedrooms in a two-person suite connected to a shared bathroom with other NRVC workshop participants. A breakfast buffet, linen service, and fitness center is included. Limited rooms are available; make your overnight accommodations when you register for your workshop. Please do not call the University Center for reservations. 

If you need overnight accommodations at the University Center, register as a resident (if you will drive to/from the workshops each day, register as a commuter).

DePaul University is a fantastic location and it has been great to be here!  

Father Brian Nolan, C.S.s.R.


If you do not require overnight accommodations, please register as a commuter.



If you need overnight accommodations at the University Center, register as a resident). Reservations are contracted for arrivals after 3 p.m. the day before the workshop begins and most workshops have check-out the day after the workshop ends by 9 a.m. This means you are responsible for the full payment of the room reservation, regardless of your arrival and departure date.  Unfortunately, room reservations cannot be made for earlier arrivals or later departures. The Center has a locked storage unit to hold luggage until you are ready to leave on the day of your departure. If you are staying for the next workshop, you will not need to check out. 

Please note that these accommodations are designed very simply for university students and short stays at an affordable rate of $115 per night, per person. If you need more amenities, make your reservation at local hotels. The Travelodge, Congress Hotel, Harrison Hotel, and the Hilton are all within walking distance from DePaul University. If you do not need overnight accommodations at the University Center, register as a commuter.



Cancellations for workshops and/or accommodations must be received in writing before June 27 to receive a full refund, less a $100 processing fee per workshop. After the deadline, all fees are non-refundable for the cancellation of workshops and/or accommodations. 



Mass for workshop participants will be offered each day (except Sunday) at 8 a.m. in the Lewis Center building located within the DePaul University Building at Jackson and Wabash. If you need to attend liturgy at another time, St. Peter’s in the Loop at  110 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL 60602-4196 offers liturgy at the following times during the week: 6:15 a.m., 7:15 a.m., 8:15 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., and 5 p.m. 

Mass at Summer Institute

I appreciate the fine work NRVC continues to do to help vocation ministers and leadership to become more competent.

—Sister Christine Garcia, S.S.N.D.

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