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Retreats for First-Year Students

Thanks to an anonymous donor, participant fees for UD retreats have been reduced for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Further financial assistance is still available for all.  If you'd like more information on financial assistance please indicate that when registering for a retreat.

Retreat Options for First-Year Students

This experience is a spiritual journey without leaving campus.  Each week throughout Lent you will receive a reflection resource via email that we ask you to pray with on your own.  Then, you and a Spiritual Companion of your choosing will meet to journey together with the resource.  We provide the content, you two decide the place, the time, and discussion.  
Dates: Lent 2020
Cost: Free
Location: Determined by you and your Spiritual Companion

Get off campus for an afternoon or evening of hiking and reflection on the current liturgical season in one of Dayton’s Metroparks.  Journey with others to push pause and explore your relationship with God while enjoying the beauty of God’s creation.

Sunday November 10, 2019 2-8 pm Autumn Night Hike
Sunday January 26, 2020 2-8 pm Winter Night Hike
Sunday March 8, 2020 2-8 pm Lenten/Spring Night Hike
Cost: $10
Location: A Metropark in Dayton
Contact: Mike Bennett or Meaghan Crowley

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Join us for a three-day journey of discovering self, community, and God. Vans will depart campus on Friday afternoon and head to Governor's Island for a time of fun, faith, and fellowship before returning Sunday afternoon. You do not want to miss what is sure to be a transformative experience.

Your retreat fee covers lodging for two nights, transportation and all meals (including s'mores)! Scholarships available on a first come, first served basisSpace is limited, so sign up early!

Dates: September 6-8, 2019  and/or April 18-20, 2020
Cost: $15 before August 30, 2019 (for fall retreat) or April 4, 2020 (for spring retreat)/
$25 on and after those dates respectively
Location: Governor’s Island Retreat Center, Russells Point, OH
Contact: Rev. Dustin Pickett

Offered in partnership with other universities within the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, this full weekend retreat is for students discerning vowed religious life. Come and have the opportunity to discern how God might be calling you.  

Dates: November 8-10, 2019
Cost: $15 before Friday, October 25th/ $25 on and after October 25th
Location: Higher Ground Conference and Retreat Center, West Harrison, IN
Contact: Meaghan Crowley

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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 6-8, 2020
Cost: Free!
Location: Governor’s Island Retreat Center, Russells Point, OH
Contact: Sr. Nicole Trahan, FMI

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Take some time away from campus to get in touch with your faith, make new friends, learn and share your new beginning at UD.

Dates: September 13-14, 2019 or September 27-28, 2019 
Cost: $10 
Location: Glen Helen in Yellowsprings, OH and Camp Kern near Cincinnati, OH
Contact: Bro. Tom Pieper and Jen Morin-Williamson

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Reflect upon your identity, journey and call to discipleship.  With a combination of prayer, fellowship, games, and simple time away from our hectic lives, this retreat will rejuvenate you.

Dates: February 21-22, 2020 or February 28-29, 2020
Cost: $10 (Retreat Team $10)
Location: Athletes in Action in Xenia, OH
Contact: Bro. Tom Pieper and Jen Morin-Williamson

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Embrace the Lenten season and examine the connections between worship and justice while engaging in sacramental practices within the Catholic Tradition and reflecting upon the call to be people of justice in service to each other.  

Dates: April 9-11, 2020
Cost: $10
Location: McGinnis Room in Adele
Contact: Meaghan Crowley

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