2017-2018 Junior Retreats
The Junior Retreat is part of a new series of retreats designed by Campus Ministry to provide space, between ESCAPE and Senior Retreat, for juniors to reflect in community. It’s not ESCAPE, because you’re not a first-year student - it’s a space to focus on decision making in the context of community and calling, accompanied by chaplains and staff. Your junior year is a year of significant decision making. How do you listen to your interior voice? Are you at a crossroads, either with a relationship or with a career or academic decision? What spaces and relationships exist for you to work through major life challenges and decisions?
Cut through the noise and take some time for yourself. Strengthen your reflective capacities, and connect your reflection to the everyday “stuff” of life. Get away to the beautiful Calcagnini Contemplative Center and spend time in community with your fellow juniors. You’ll hear talks from chaplains and staff, participate in an Ignatian contemplative practice, and spend time in community discussing your own journey. There will be free time for you to connect more deeply with yourself, your peers, and the chaplains and staff accompanying the retreat.
The Junior Retreat is grounded in our Ignatian spirit and values, and embraces the experiences and perspectives of students of all religious and non-religious backgrounds as it seeks to promote a broad understanding of spirituality.
There are two opportunities to go on the Junior Retreat:
Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, October 22 and Friday, November 3 to Saturday, November 4.
As with most retreats, the bus will leave campus at 4:00pm on the first day, and return by 6:30pm on the second day.
Please direct any questions or concerns to Madeline Vitek, Associate Director for Mission, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call/text (202) 430-9591. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made to email@example.com by Monday, October 16. A good faith effort will be made to fulfill requests.
The cost of Junior Retreat is only $40, which you can pay online. Unfortunately, registration fees are non-refundable. If the fee poses a challenge, financial assistance is available. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about financial assistance.