Mission and Ministry

New Student Retreat

  • What is the New Student Retreat?

    It's a huge opportunity!  


    New Student Retreat is a unique opportunity for all first year and transfer students to participate half way through their first quarter at SU! Students get the chance to get away for a weekend, get to know others and dive into reflection about what brought them to Seattle University and what is in store for them in their journey through the coming years. Participants have the choice to choose between two different weekends:

    When Is it?

    This year there are two weekends to choose from:  

    February 5 - 6, 2016

    How to Register?  

    CLICK HERE to Register! 


    NSR Leaders are responsible for building community with the new students and providing a space for the students to reflect on their experience at Seattle University so far. Team leaders will lead ice breakers, facilitate small group conversations, provide hospitality, initiate individual conversations, and some leaders will give talks. Whether you have attended NSR before or not, we welcome you to apply for a leadership position.

    Students who want to be retreat leaders can access the leadership registration form HERE

    Let Torrey Allen or Alexandra Thomas know if you have any question in regards to the retreat itself. You can also save the application and come back to it if necessary.

    ***The retreat costs $30 but there are scholarships available. Money should never be a barrier to keep you from attending the retreat. If it is, let Torrey Allen know to explore alternative options. We will always make something work. Its more important to us that you get a chance to go. 

    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 SU, meet for discussion in small peer groups, and have free time for reflecting, hiking, 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 Torrey Allen Campus Minister for Retreats, at (206) 296-5731 or Alexandra Thomas Student Campus Minister for Retreats.