Retreats

students share hugs and smiles as they are on retreat

All retreat offerings will be in-person during the 2023-2023 Academic Year.

Questions? Contact the campus minister who coordinates the retreat of interest or stop by Mission and Ministry in Hemmingson 104.

Campus Ministry is committed to ensuring that cost is never an obstacle to experiencing a retreat or program. If cost is an issue for you, we offer a no-questions-asked scholarships. To receive scholarship funding, please email Luke Lavin (lavin@gonzaga.edu) and/or Terry Randles (randles@gonzaga.edu) with the name of the retreat/program and we will take it from there.

 
 
Three students alongside a river.

New Gonzaga students: Be part of a new Gonzaga program tradition. The ZAG ESCAPE begins this Fall. An overnight program at Gonzaga’s famed Bozarth Center, ESCAPE IS designed to get you started through reflection on your own experience leading to your being a ZAG, and how you are finding your place at GU.

Questions? Please contact Candace Williams at williamsc2@gonzaga.edu

 

 
Water with mountains in the background during sunset.

This overnight retreat is an invitation into a liminal space in the wilderness to personally experience "the Holy Mystery" and practice contemplative Christian spirituality. While tent-camping on the shores of a serene mountain lake, you will have an opportunity to reflect both individually and in small groups on how the “quiet whisper” of God is speaking to you and where you are seeing the sacred in all things. Students of all religious and non-religious backgrounds are welcome, and all camping gear is included in the cost. 

Questions? Please contact Ben Chu at chu@gonzaga.edu

 
Group of students on the shore of a river.

Sophomore Adventure is an overnight experience where we intentionally take time away from GU to play, laugh, adventure, and grow personally. We have curated this experience for all Sophomores. We have an outdoor adventure (hike, ropes course, snow shoe etc...), an urban adventure (passing out food, getting to hear from former refugees, learning about our homeless population) and an inner adventure (pondering who we are and ways to thrive). For more info contact Rev. Janeen Steer at steerj@gonzaga.edu.

 

 
Closeup of people's faces in a circle.

Search is a weekend retreat founded on the extravagant love of God. We welcome Junior students to explore Jesus' love in a community context. The weekend is driven by a series of talks where student leaders share their stories, and retreatants are given space to reflect and share their own perspectives.

Questions? Please contact Meredith McKay at mckaym@gonzaga.edu.

 
 

View of horizon from high up in mountains.

This contemplative retreat, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola, is designed as the culminating retreat experience for Gonzaga students.  Crafted specifically for graduating Zags, this five-day experience focuses on listening to God’s intimate movement in our lives.  Utilizing guided prayer exercises, one-on-one spiritual direction, and silent personal reflection, this retreat invites participants to grow close to God as they discern where life is taking them. This retreat will take place the week before the beginning of Spring Semester.

Questions? Please contact Luke Lavin at lavin@gonzaga.edu.

 

 

Be Encouraged, Empowered and Refreshed. This is a weekend of laughter, rest, quiet, prayer and good food. It’s about low stress, and deep peace. Your time is precious. Your energy is valued. Your voice matters. Bottom line: we know how much is asked of you and we’re not interested in what you can do.  We simply want to be with you.

Questions? Please contact Janeen Steer at steerj@gonzaga.edu.

 

 

Have you ever wondered about the roots of the Sabbath (Hebrew: Shabbat)?

It's great to learn about the gift of Shabbat, but is way better to experience it first hand through music, meditation, long walks around Bozarth Mansion and of course by hanging out with friends and building Zag community. Bring your hobby, a craft or a book (fun or assigned) for downtime. Enjoy festive Shabbat meals with new friends and old ones, and come away with a deeper sense of the Jewish Sabbath.

All are welcome regardless of religious background or ability to pay.

 

 

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