Loyola 360 Retreat in Rome
Loyola 360 is a retreat created for all first year students of Loyola – including Chicago and Rome. Participants have the opportunity to spend a weekend at a small town in Italy reflecting on their first year experience and building community with other Rome Start students. Led by upperclass student leaders, the first year students in Rome have the opportunity to be connected with the Rome Start community, the JFRC community, and the first-year community in Chicago. Introducing students to the Jesuit mission and ideals, the weekend is spent in small groups discussing aspects of the students' first years in Rome. Upperclass student leaders talk about their experiences and help Rome Start students feel adjusted to life in college as well as share experiences about transitioning to Chicago. Rome Start students are able to move to Chicago already connected to a large community of previous 360 participants.
The retreat is subsidized by the John Felice Rome Center and students are asked to pay €50 to attend.
The date for the Fall 2016 Loyola 360 Retreat in Rome is the weekend of November 4-6.
The Rome Start Class of 2019 on the Loyola 360 Retreat with the retreat leaders and SLA Elly.