Archive: ESCAPE

19 Articles


What Really Matters? An ESCAPEe Reflection

There is a lot of small talk during your first year of college. The top three most-heard phrases are probably “Where are you from?,” “What are you studying?,” and “What…

May 20, 2015


Taking Space for Meaning

A classic example of my previous decision-making process is how I picked where I’d go to college – flipped a coin in the air and went with the school I was hoping it landed…

May 15, 2015


ESCAPE: One Heck of a Day

Where do I even begin to describe the impact ESCAPE had on me? For those who know me, I am rarely at a loss for words – in this case, I find it hard to verbalize the power…

March 18, 2015


President DeGioia ESCAPEs the Hilltop: an ESCAPEe Reflection

Not many students get the opportunity to spend a Sunday morning looking over the Shenandoah Valley while listening to the president of Georgetown University talk about his–…

February 24, 2015


The Sound of ESCAPE

On ESCAPE, there’s nothing like singing at the top of your lungs to Earth, Wind, & Fire and the Backstreet Boys; to The Beatles and Britney Spears; to John Denver and…

February 5, 2015


ESCAPE+CCC: One Year Later

With the passing of the one year anniversary of the dedication of ESCAPE’s new home, the Calcagnini Contemplative Center, just a few weeks ago, it’s incredible to…

November 3, 2014


Two Hilltops

This has been a seminal year for ESCAPE (new window), a campus retreat program dedicated to first-year students and one of the largest and longest-running retreat programs on…

March 27, 2014


Gratitude: Not Just for Breaks

“Hey, how’s it going?” “Just making it through…” As we get back to work from the temporary respite of Thanksgiving Recess and wait in anticipation for Winter Break, I…

December 3, 2013


New Georgetown Students Participate in ESCAPE

Hosted at the new Calcagnini Contemplative Center in the Blue Ridge mountains, the overnight nondenominational ESCAPE retreat gives first-year and transfer students the chance to…

November 5, 2013