Leaven: Incoming Students Retreat

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During Leaven, I became comfortable and grew to love the new place I would call home,
and I discovered all the ways I could be involved on campus while living out my faith.

- Kayla Garchar, Class of 2019

Registration for Leaven 2021 is now closed. We look forward to connecting with you in the fall semester! Please reach out to ministry@up.edu if you have any questions about Campus Ministry.

Leaven 2021:

Dates: Monday, July 26th at 1:00 pm through Thursday, July 29th at 12:00 pm
Open to: All first-year, second-year, and/or transfer students. Priority will be given to incoming students. All faith backgrounds are most welcome.
Cost: There is no cost to attend Leaven other than the cost for travel to and from campus.

What to expect:

  • Connect with incoming students and current student leaders involved in Campus Ministry
  • Learn about ways to explore and deepen your faith while in college
  • Hear from current students about their experiences transitioning to college, building a community, and growing in faith
  • Reflect in small groups, spend time in prayer, explore the connection between faith and service, and enjoy community-building activities while getting to know UP's campus
**Please note the following with regard to Covid-19:

  • The Leaven Immersion will follow all state, local, and university guidance around Covid-19. Because summer protocol is still developing, we will provide program guidelines further into the summer. All participants will be asked to adhere fully to program guidelines; please note that this protocol may differ from that in your local area.

  • For the safety of our community, we will be asking all participants in Leaven to provide one of the following:
    • Documentation of full vaccination OR 
    • Documentation of negative Covid-19 test from a state-approved testing center, administered no earlier than 72 hours prior to the participant's arrival to campus (e.g. If participant is arriving at 11:00 am on Monday, the test must have been administered no earlier than 11:00 am the Friday prior.)
  • Participants will have lodging in single-occupancy dorm rooms, with shared restrooms.
Please contact Annie Boyle at boylea@up.edu with any questions.