Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a retreat?
A Loyola retreat is an opportunity for students to disconnect from their normal routine, away from the city, to build community, reflect on one’s personal journey, and actively make meaning by integrating experiences of life, relationships, and faith.
- Where are the retreats held?
Retreats take place at the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC) in Woodstock, IL. Unless otherwise noted, transportation is provided for the retreat. For more information, see the Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus.
- How can I register for a retreat?
Register for a retreat by clicking here.
- Do I have to be Christian/Catholic to attend retreats?
No. As Loyola strives to be a home for all faiths, we welcome all students to participate in the retreats. The retreats are infused with the Jesuit spirituality as we seek to live out Loyola's mission in our lives and in the world.
- Is there financial aid available for retreat costs?
Financial aid is available for all of the retreats. Please contact the point person for the retreat to inquire about the process.
- How can I organize a retreat for my student organization?
In order to have a retreat for your student organization, you need a professional faculty or staff member as a contact person for LUREC. Then you can contact LUREC directly to check on availability of space. Should you need help developing the content, please feel free to contact the Loyola Retreats department directly.
- What have been previous retreat participants’ experiences?
“I felt like I was part of something at Loyola for the first time”
“Some of the best parts were laughing at dinner, the games, insights, and bonding Saturday night with one of the small group leaders”
“I went on the Women’s Retreat because it was an opportunity to expand my social network and build relationship with women that I don’t think would happen otherwise.”
“This was an awesome experience that I will never forget. Thank you for reminding me how powerful I am and how I can change my world.”