Mission and Ministry

New Student Retreat

  • What is the New Student Retreat?

    It's a huge opportunity!  

    It's for all first year and transfer students. You get the chance to get away for a weekend and get to know others while diving into some much needed reflection about what brought you to Seattle University and what is in store for you in your journey through the coming years.

    When Is it?

    This year there are two weekends to choose from:  

    November 8-10, 2013

    November 15-17, 2013

    Registration is due in Campus Ministry for both retreats by October 25. 

    How to Apply? 

    Pick up a registration form in Campus Ministry or download the 2013 New Student Retreat Application Form and return completed registration to Campus Ministry.

    What to Do...?

    College is all about new beginnings; whether it's meeting new people, getting involved, figuring our schedules out, figuring ourselves out, learning new things in classes and in new experiences. Oh! How could I forget, in all that madness, we also have to find a time to rest and get away from too much work or too many events…

    It takes courage to initiate these beginnings  

    College is also about blazing or igniting into new ventures, new understandings of others and the world; while holding in perspective the things that came before in your life and the things that await you.

    On the retreat you will hear returning student's stories about making a home at S.U., meet for discussion in small peer groups, and have free time for reflecting, hiking or rock climbing, and late night bon fires. The whole weekend is geared to help new students find a home at Seattle University as well as connect with other students, build community and engage the incredible Northwest weather and scenery.

    So, how about it...are you ready to jump in?

    For more information, please contact Francisco Bujanda, Campus Minister for Retreats, at (206) 296-5731.