Retreat Options for First-Year Students

New Beginnings Retreat

The New Beginnings Retreat offers first-year students the opportunity to get off campus, away from the pressures of classes, studies, and work, to spend a little time in prayer and building your relationship with God. This retreat focuses on the transitions we encounter in life, especially in coming to UD. We discuss the fears and expectations faced in these "New Beginnings," the relationships we develop, and the visions we have for ourselves in this new time. On this retreat you will meet new friends, learn about what others are encountering in their transition to UD, and grow closer to God. Maybe beginning college won't feel so overwhelming anymore. Join us for one of the two weekends it's offered in the fall semester!

Dates:  September 22-23, 2017 or September 29-30, 2017
Cost: $30 (Retreat team: $20)
For more information, contact Bro. Tom Pieper or Jen Morin-Williamson or contact your local campus minister in:

  •     Stuart Hall RM 139
  •     Marianist Hall RM 117
  •     Marycrest Hall 2 Middle
  •     Founders Hall RM 125

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Collegiate Discernment Retreat

The Collegiate Discernment Retreat, offered in partnership with other universities within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, is for students discerning Religious Life.  In this space of discernment, students will have the opportunity to intentionally listen and explore what God might be calling them to.  This retreat is open and available to both men and women, and will be open to students from other universities within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  Be present, listen, and explore at Higher Ground Retreat Center in Indiana.This retreat will be held at Higher Ground Retreat Center in Indiana. More information will follow.

Dates:  October 20-22, 2017
Cost: TBD
For more information, contact Mike Bennett.

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The Road Less Traveled Retreat

Led by first-year students for first-year students, this retreat will focus on how the themes of identity, journey and discipleship play in our lives.  This weekend will give you a chance to look deeper into the things that drive you and make you who you are.  With a combination of prayer, fellowship, games and simple time away from our hectic lives, this retreat will rejuvenate your life and give you a much-deserved infusion of joy and peace. Join us for one of the two weekends it's offered in the spring semester!

Dates: February 16-17, 2018 or February 23-24, 2018
Cost: $30  (Retreat team: $20)
For more information, contact Bro. Tom Pieper or Jen Morin-Williamson or contact your local campus minister in:

  •     Stuart Hall RM 139
  •     Marianist Hall RM 117
  •     Marycrest Hall 2 Middle
  •     Founders Hall RM 125

Register Now!

Catholic Lenten Retreat

How is Christ calling you this Lent?  Where is God leading you through the Lenten journey? Come and explore these questions and more as you encounter God's grace in the Catholic Sacraments, grow in your understanding of the Catholic faith life, and be inspired to more actively live your Catholic faith.

Dates: March 9-11, 2018
Location: Maria Stein Retreat Center
Cost: $40 on or before TBA.  $50 after TBA.
For more information contact Kelly Adamson.
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Marianist Vocation Discernment Retreat

This Discernment retreats offer an opportunity for young adults to learn more about Marianist religious life, pray, discuss and relax in a peaceful atmosphere for a weekend away at Governor’s Island on Indian Lake.

Dates: March 16-18, 2018
Cost:  None
For more information, contact Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI.
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UD Interdenominational Ministry Encounter and Experience Retreats

Step into your faith life and challenge yourself to look more Christlike in all areas.  Previous topics included building faith, making transitions and resetting priorities, values and perspectives.  What will this year's retreats bring? No matter what the topic, growth in God is sure to occur as we engage with nature and God at Governor’s Island on Indian Lake. Our Encounter retreat is offered every fall semester and the experience retreat every spring semester.

Dates: Encounter Retreat: September 22-24, 2017 or
           Experience Retreat: March 23-25 2018
Cost:  $40
For more information contact Campus Ministry
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Wilderness Retreats

Go take a hike! Discover yourself, God and new friends as the team leads you through the stunning beauty of Red River Gorge, Kentucky. Hiking by day and sleeping under the stars at night, experience a weekend of prayer and simplicity. This fall semester we will offer a co-ed wilderness retreat. In the spring semester we will offer a men’s wilderness retreat and a women’s wilderness retreat. These retreats open to first-year students if space allows.

Dates: Co-Ed Wilderness: October 13-15, 2017,
           Men's Wilderness Retreat: April 13-15, 2018,
           Women's Wilderness Retreat: April 20-22, 2018

 Cost: $40 on or before 9/16 (for Fall Co-Ed)
          $50 after the above listed dates for each respective retreat
For more information contact  Mike Bennett.
 Register Now for the Co-Ed Wilderness Retreat

Contact us:

Campus Ministry

Liberty Hall 101 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0408

937-229-3339