Loyola University Chicago

Second-Year Experience

Student Life & Engagement

Unwritten Retreat

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Unwritten Retreat is about figuring out your story—who you are and who you want to become.

Unwritten will help you become more aware of the story you been living—whether consciously or unconsciously—and help you think about how you might write a better story.

This retreat allows students to come together in the hopes of better understanding themselves, their place in the world, and the life stories they are in the process of authoring. Through individual/group reflections, team building activities on the challenge course, and meaningful conversations, students are given the opportunity to reflect on their passions, gifts, and relationships. Professional staff and student leaders will facilitate these discussions as well as participate with students in all activities. We can't wait for you to join us!

Retreat Dates for 2014–15

  • October 10–12
  • March 20–22

Cost: $50—Includes six (6) meals, snacks, two (2) nights lodging, transportation, ropes course

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Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in the "Unwritten" Retreat:

  • Students will experience a space to reflect upon their joys and gifts
  • Students will be introduced to the concept of vocation and will reflect on ways in which they experience themselves as “called”
  • Students will be experience various practices of Ignatian discernment, including the Examen, reflection, and journaling
  • Students will develop an action plan for their remaining time at Loyola in order to achieve the goals (academic, personal, spiritual, relational) they set for themselves
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