Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Mission Integration

Retreat Offerings

Loyola 360 Retreat

Spring 2024 Retreat Dates 

  • Honors 360: January 26-28, 2024 (Priority Deadline Jan. 12)
  • Last Chance 360: March 22-24, 2024 (Priority Deadline March 8)
    • We will gather on the Friday night the retreat departs at 5 pm on the Lakeshore Campus and return to the LSC by 3 pm on Sunday.

Who's the retreat for?

First year undergraduate students 

Description

Students spend a weekend building community and reflecting on their personal journey and transition to college. Student leaders share talks and lead discussions around the themes of priorities, pressures, and relationships. Participants also gain a deeper understanding of Loyola's Jesuit mission and identity. Although grounded in the Christian and Ignatian tradition, 360 is designed for and open to students of any or no faith tradition.

What to Expect

  • stories shared by sophomore, junior, and senior leaders 
  • a multitude of social activities, including games, competitions, small groups, and one on one conversations
  • some moderate physical activity indoors and outdoors (weather permitting)
  • quiet time for individual reflection
  • sleeping in dorm style rooms
  • hall-style bathrooms and showers, with some single user options available
  • free time to rest, explore, and hang out 

What to Pack 

  • comfortable clothes based on the weather 
  • outdoor sneakers or hiking shoes, indoor comfy shoes
  • flipflops / shower shoes 
  • any medications / antihistamines you will need
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • reusable water bottle 
  • resuable coffee tumbler
  • journal (if you have one) 
  • phone charger

Meals

All meals are provided by the LUREC kitchen. When you register you will have the opportunity to indicate any allergies or dietary accomodations you will need. 

Fee

$50 (includes all meals, snacks, transportation, lodging, etc.) Financial aid is available for all our retreats. Please click here to submit your request.

Register for Loyola 360 Here

 

 

Unwritten Retreat

Spring 2024 Dates

March 22-24, 2024 (Priority Registration Deadline: March 14th)

Who's the retreat for? 

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors

(Graduate students if you are interested, please reach out to retreat@luc.edu to discern if this retreat would be a good fit for you) 

Description

We are all made up of stories – the stories we love and the stories we live.  Unwritten is a retreat focused on this theme of personal story.  It invites students to consider the story they have been writing in their life so far and helps them think about how they might more intentionally write their story moving forward. Our hope is that students walk away with a better understanding of themselves, their place in the world, and the life stories they are in the process of authoring. 

On retreat, students will practice journaling, reflection, and Ignatian discernment and explore topics like wisdom figures, personal strengths, and vocation.  The weekend will include talks from student leaders, panels from our lovely staff members, small group time with peers, individual reflection, and lots of story-themed activities – while having a lot of fun along the way! 

What to Expect

  • intentional time set aside for journaling and self reflection
  • hearing talks from students leaders and staff members
  • learning Ignatian tools for discernment 
  • hearing from staff and faculty about favorite authors and stories 
  • the opportunity to explore how your personal story connects to your faith/spiritual journey 
  • social activities such as games, small groups, and one on one conversations 
  • sleeping in dorm style rooms
  • hall-style bathrooms and showers, with some single user options available
  • free time to rest, explore, and hang out 

What to Pack 

  • comfortable clothes based on the weather 
  • outdoor sneakers or hiking shoes, indoor comfy shoes
  • flipflops / shower shoes 
  • any medications / antihistamines you will need
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • reusable water bottle 
  • resuable coffee tumbler
  • journal (if you have one) 
  • phone charger

Meals

All meals are provided by the LUREC kitchen. When you register you will have the opportunity to indicate any allergies or dietary accomodations you will need. 

Cost

$50 (includes all meals, snacks, transportation, lodging, etc.) Financial aid is available for all our retreats. Please click here to submit your request.

Register for Unwritten!

 

Search Retreat – January 19-21, 2024

Ramblers are searching for so many things – identity, community, purpose, direction, grounding and hope (to name just a few) With how fast the world is moving, and with how busy a semester gets, there isn’t often time to take a step away, and dive into these questions with any real sense of reflection, prayer or time. Search is designed to allow you to do just that. The retreat is held the first week back after winter break (so there should be no papers to write, or tests to study for) and has talks, individual and small-group reflection, activities, prayer, and fun to help give some guidance to your searching. 

Register for Search

To answer some Frequently Asked Questions:

  • This retreat has a similar feel to retreats like Kairos, TEC, and Awakening, but has been developed specifically for college students and their experiences. This is the longest running retreat at Loyola.
  • Search is designed for students who have completed their first year of college.
  • There are lots of realms where one can do Searching. Because this is a Campus Ministry program, we have activities designed for people to think about their questions and Search broadly and also in the context of their relationship with God and their spiritual journey. While Search was originally developed out of a Christian tradition, Ramblers from all religions have found the retreat helpful and meaningful.
  • We'll gather on the Lakeshore Campus at 5:00pm on January 19th and return to campus by 4:30 on Sunday, January 21st.

Priority registration deadline is December 15. 

Cost is $50. Need based financial aid is available. Please click here to submit your request.

Contact retreat@luc.edu for more information.

 

Listen to our Search inspired playlist for a taste of the retreat:

 

FCC

FCC is a Spanglish retreat for Spanish speakers to get together as familia y amigos! It is an opportunity para orar, hablar, y participar in your own language by sharing in small group and honoring our ancestors by exploring our Latino/a Culture in many ways. Te esperamos!

 

Cost: $50 (includes all meals, snacks, transportation, lodging, etc.) We will gather on the Friday night the retreat departs at 5 pm on the Lakeshore Campus and return to the LSC Sunday afternoon.

 Register for FCC!

 

Financial aid is available for all our retreats. Please click here to submit your request.

 

FCC Retreat Dates 2023-2024

November 10-12, 2023 (Priority Registration Deadline Oct. 28)

Ignatian Silent Retreat

The Ignatian Silent Retreat is an opportunity for Loyola students who desire a chance to enter deeply into prayer, reflection, and silence during the last week of Winter Break. Rooted in the Ignatian tradition, this retreat provides time to rest, pray, and be free of the pressures and stress of the academic year. Students are paired with spiritual directors who help guide them to become more deeply aware of one’s life experiences and grow in relationship with God and themselves.

Cost: $100 (includes all meals, snacks, transportation, lodging, etc.)

Registration is currently closed 

If you would like to be added to our waitlist please reach out to retreat@luc.edu . 

Financial aid is available for all our retreats. Please click here to submit your request.

 

Retreat Dates 2023-2024

January 7-11, 2024 (Priority Deadline Registration Dec. 15)

Review on Retreat

Studying for finals can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Come Review on Retreat! Trade the noise of the city and the crowds in the IC for the quiet of LUREC. Meals will be provided, there will be optional study break opportunities planned, but mostly come take care of yourself while you also prepare for the end of the semester.

 

Cost: $25 (includes all meals, snacks, transportation, lodging, etc.)

 

Register for Review on Retreat! 

Financial aid is available for all our retreats. Please click here to submit your request.

 

Retreat Dates 2023-2024:

December 9-10, 2023 (Priority Registration Deadline Nov. 28)

 

Registration for Encounter!

Encounter! is a retreat is open to all members of the Loyola Community who are seeking a deeper connection with Catholic traditions and community. The retreat will include engaging and interactive talks, opportunities for faith sharing, and opportunities to learn about different Catholic prayers and devotions. Daily Mass, Liturgy of the Hours, spiritual conversation, and confession will also be available as a part of this retreat.

 

Cost: $50 (includes all meals, snacks, transportation, lodging, etc.)

Financial aid is available for all our retreats. Please click on the Scholarship Application Link to apply for financial aid.

 

Register Here

 

Retreat Dates for 2023-2024

February 23-25 (Registration Deadline February 10th)

C.C.C.

C.C.C. is a Christ-centered retreat that welcomes all Christians at Loyola. We have small groups, student testimonies, worship, prayer, and fellowship. Many of the students are part of Agape/Ecclesia and many are not. Whoever you are, come join us!

 

Cost: $50 (includes all meals, snacks, transportation, lodging, etc.)

Register for C.C.C. Retreat!

Financial aid is available for all our retreats. Please click here to submit your request.

 

 

Retreat Dates 2023-2024

October 27-29, 2023 (Priority Registration Deadline Oct. 13)

HSO Retreat

The Hindu Students’ Organization (HSO) Retreat provides opportunities to explore aspects of Hindu culture and beliefs through various discussions and other social activities. We hope to build a strong community and provide space for participants will leave with a better understanding of their religion.

Cost: $25 (includes all meals, snacks, transportation, lodging, etc.)

Register for HSO Retreat!

Financial aid is available for all our retreats. Please click here to submit your request.

 

Retreat Dates 2022-2023

January 20-21, 2024 (Priority Registration Deadline Jan. 5)

MSA Retreats

The Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) Retreats are an opportunity for members to not only get closer to the Creator, but also strengthen the ties of community on campus. A weekend long combination of activities and spiritual talks will help serve to meet this purpose. Join us as we venture out to strengthen our bonds with Allah as well as each other.

 

Cost: $50 (includes all meals, snacks, transportation, lodging, etc.)

Register for MSA Retreats!

Financial aid is available for all our retreats. Please click here to submit your request.

  

Retreat Dates for 2023-2024

MSA Brothers: October 13-15, 2023 (Priority Registration Deadline Sept. 30)
MSA Sisters: November 17-19, 2023 (Priority Registration Deadline Nov. 4)

CLC members come spend a weekend away from campus together. Have a chance to grow in community, reflect, have fun with friends, and enjoy the nature of LUREC!

Register Here for CLC Retreat!

 

Cost: $25 (includes all meals, snacks, transportation, lodging, etc.) 

Financial aid is available for all our retreats. Please click here to submit your request.

 

CLC Retreat 2024

April 19-21st, 2024

 

 Register for the Senior Retreat Here!

This retreat invites graduating seniors to spend time celebrating what Loyola has meant to them in a retreat setting, practice being present, & consider their hopes for the future.

Cost: $25 (includes all meals, snacks, transportation, lodging, etc.)

 

Financial aid is available for all our retreats. Please click on the Scholarship Application Link to apply for financial aid.

 

Retreat Dates for 2023-2024

April 6-7, 2024