Loyola University Chicago

Campus Ministry

Division of Student Development

Retreat Offerings

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 2017 - 18

  • September 15 - 17
  • September 29 - October 1 (Honors Students only!)
  • October 20 - 22
  • October 27 - 29 (Learning Community students only!)
  • November 3 - 5
  • January 26 - 28
  • February 16 - 18

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 2017 - 18

  • October 13 - 15
  • March 23 - 25

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 2017 - 18

  • November 10 - 12
  • January 19 - 21

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!

‌Has it been a challenge for you to carve out time for prayer amid your packed schedule?

Are you interested in attending a retreat, but can’t afford to give up a whole weekend to go out to LUREC?

Are you looking for a way to deepen your relationship with God and to find new ways to pray this Lent? 

If your answer is “yes” to the above questions, then the Busy Student Retreat is for you!

The on-campus Busy Student Retreat pairs students 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.  This retreat is free and open for both Loyola undergraduate and graduate students!

Registration Deadline is Friday, February 2.

Register for Busy Student Retreat.

To participate in the retreat, students must attend any one the following orientation meetings in Damen 217:

  • Tuesday, February 6 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, February 7 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Sunday, February 11, 6:00 p.m.

For the duration of the retreat, you will commit to the following:

  • Meet with a spiritual director or spiritual companion once a week for thirty minutes (except during Spring Break)
  • Pray for thirty minutes, three times a week
  • Optional: Participate in the Ignatian Winter Workout Group: Thursdays, February 8 - March 22, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Damen 217. Get introduced to Ignatian spirituality in a relaxed, group setting. Come for any or all of these six weekly discussions to exercise your values and explore your faith. Open to all Loyola students

At the end of the retreat on Wednesday, March 28, we will gather as a community for a closing Mass at 12:00 p.m. in Madonna della Strada Chapel followed by lunch in Damen 217.

For more information, please contact Dr. John Paul Salay, jsalay@luc.edu

Register for Ignatian Silent Retreat

The Ignatian Silent Retreat is an opportunity for mature undergraduate and graduate students who desire a truly alternative Winter Break. This retreat is rooted in the Ignatian tradition and allows participants to enter into silence and prayer. The quiet environment, combined with caring directors and amazing food, creates a space to become more deeply aware of one's life experiences and grow in relationship with God and yourself.

For further information, please contact Lauren Schwer.  Registration is first come, first serve with a final deadline of December 1, 2017 if not already full.

Retreat Dates for 2017 - 18

  • January 7 - 11

Financial Aid: Click here to make your request.