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Fall Break Retreat: Called to Joy

Discernment Retreat

In his recent Letter to Young People, Pope Francis reminds young adults that God calls every person to “joy in its fullness.” We experience this joy not only through the professions that we choose but also through our relationships and the daily decisions that help us grow in relationship with God.

Campus Ministry invites you to come away this Fall Break for a 2-night/3-day retreat, exploring how you invite God into your life’s decisions to experience deep joy. In the Christian tradition, this process is known as “discernment.”

The weekend will include time for prayer, rest, and conversation in a peaceful retreat space, as well as an exploration of discernment and practical tools for approaching your own decisions. We will return by Tuesday afternoon, leaving space for additional break plans or study.

The deadline to apply has been extended to next Friday, Sept. 28!
Apply here!

Dates: Sunday, October 14th – Tuesday, October 16th (departing around 3:00 pm and returning around 12:30 pm)

Location: The Lodge at Camp Tilikum

Open to: All students of all class years, majors, and faith backgrounds

Cost: $25

Please do not let cost be a barrier to your attendance. Financial assistance is available by emailing

Application: The application will be open September 10th-September 19th and you will be notified of your acceptance by Friday, September 21st**Deadline has been extended! Apply now through Sept. 28!

Spaces for this retreat are limited. We prioritize early applications and also consider the need for a balanced retreat group as well as students’ previous participation in retreats, with the hope of providing fruitful experiences for as many students as possible.

For any concerns about timeline and fall break travel, or for any other questions, please contact

You can find additional discernment resources on our Vocation Discernment webpage.