The Modus Vivendi Society CONCLAVE: November 3 - 4, 2018

The focus of the Modus Vivendi Society Conclave is on Community Values: Discussing avenues for active engagement and Citizenship in the community. A bulk of our time will be spent with participants developing a strategic plan to create collaborative change that students wish to see in their community. 


  • Attend Orientation on Monday, October 29 from 5:30 - 6:30pm. Participants who cannot attend this program due to an already scheduled commitment will need to schedule a makeup meeting and can indicate this need on their application.
  • Pay a $50 REFUNDABLE deposit in cash or check to confirm participation. All deposits will be returned / refunded immediately after the program to all students who attend. If the deposit creates a substantial burden please indicate that on the application - this will not impact your chances of being invited to attend. 
  • Attend the entirety of the program and travel with the group to and from the retreat facility.

Applications for the 2018 Conclave are now closed.

2018 Schedule of Activities: 


  • 9:30a: Check in, Program preparation meeting
  • 11:00a: Arrive at retreat site, Welcome Activities
  • 12:00p: Lunch
  • 1:00p: Small and large group activities, reflection, and discussion
  • 5:00p: Dinner
  • 6:00p: Small and large group activities, reflection, and discussion
  • 9:00p: Free Time


  • 8:00a: Breakfast Available
  • 9:00a: Small and large group activities, reflection, and discussion
  • 12:00p: Lunch
  • 1:00p: Small and large group activities, reflection, and discussion
  • 3:00p: Depart retreat site
  • 4:00p: Arrive back to UChicago

Schedule is subject to change - participants will be notified of changes prior to confirming attendance

2018 Facilitation Team:

  • Tamar Daskin: College Adviser, Office of the Dean of Students in the College
  • Meera Dhodapkar: Peer Facilitator, Fourth Year in the College
  • Carrie Grogan: Assistant Director for Student Leadership Development, Center for Leadership & Involvement
  • Addison Jeske: Peer Facilitator, Fourth Year in the College
  • Andrae Laws: Assistant Director of Student Advancement, Alumni Relations and Development
  • Ron Martin: Director of Admissions, School of Social Service Administration
  • Casey Talbot: Student Involvement Advisor, Center for Leadership & Involvement
  • Courtney Thompson: Assistant Director of Career Readiness, Harris School of Public Policy


"I would recommend Modus Vivendi because it helps me think about the ways that I can practically bring about change in my community by focusing on my leadership skills and where I can improve. I love the Modus Vivendi Society!!!" -Conclave 2015 participant