Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Student Development

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

Financial aid is available for all of the retreats. Please contact the point person for the retreat to inquire about the process.

“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.”