Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Student Development

Retreat Offerings


A compilation of photographs from various Retreats.

Find information on our retreats and register by clicking below.

Register for Loyola 360 Retreat

Loyola 360 is a weekend retreat open to students in their first year at Loyola who want to take advantage of all Loyola has to offer. This retreat is an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the Jesuit mission and identity as well as a sense of community through the common 360 experience.

Participants will have the opportunity to take some time away from Loyola’s urban campus environment and explore the beautiful grounds of Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus (LUREC). Students will also be able to eat deliciously fresh food and enjoy the exciting activities planned for the weekend which include our challenge course and discussions on topics related to first-year student life. We hope you decide to join us and we cannot wait to share in your Loyola 360 experience!

Retreat Dates for 2016-17
  • September 16 - 18
  • September 30 - October 2 Honors
  • October 21 - 23
  • November 4 - 6
  • January 27 - 29
  • February 24 - 26

Cost: $50—Includes six (6) meals, snacks, two (2) nights lodging, transportation, challenge course.

Financial Aid: Click here to make your request.

Register for Unwritten Retreat

Unwritten Retreat, a retreat for Sophomores and Juniors, is about figuring out your story—who you are and who you want to become.

Unwritten will help you become more aware of the story you have been living—whether consciously or unconsciously—and help you think about how you might write a better story.

This retreat allows students to come together in the hopes of better understanding themselves, their place in the world, and the life stories they are in the process of authoring.  Through individual/group reflections and meaningful conversations, students are given the opportunity to reflect on their passions, gifts, and relationships.  Professional staff and student leaders will facilitate these discussions as well as participate with students in all activities. We can't wait for you to join us!

Retreat Dates for 2016-17
  • October 14 - 16
  • March 24 - 26

Cost: $50—Includes six (6) meals, snacks, two (2) nights lodging, transportation.

Financial Aid: Click here to make your request.

Feel like you’re searching
for God only knows what?

Come spend a weekend at LUREC
and think about what you are really searching for in life.

Register for Search Retreat

Designed just for upperclassmen, the Search Retreat is the perfect way to reflect on your spiritual life, build stronger relationships, and dive into the deep questions of life.

The Search Retreat is a full-weekend, student-led retreat that invites students to deepen in their relationships with themselves, their friends, their family, and their faith. Search has a similar feel to retreats like Kairos, TEC and Awakening, but is written for college students and the specific challenges they face on the journey to know themselves. Since 1995, Search has been campus ministry's longest running retreat at Loyola.

Retreat Dates for 2016-17
  • November 11-13
  • January 20-22

Cost: $50- includes six (6) meals, snacks, two (2) nights lodging, transportation.

Financial Aid: Click here to make your request.

 Please Note: The November and January Search Retreats are only open to Juniors and Seniors

 Have you been on Search at Loyola?
Have you been on a similar retreat such as Kairos, Awakening, TEC, Encounter, etc. in high school or outside of Loyola?
Let us know and join our mailing list! Send an email to search@luc.edu with your name, class year, and the name of the retreat you attended!

The on-campus Busy Student Retreat pairs students up with a spiritual director to help them find ways to deepen their personal relationship with God and incorporate new ways of praying to their individual prayer life. Registration ends on Monday, February 27. Click for more details.