First Year Retreat

The First Year Retreat is designed for all students, Catholic and non-Catholic, to share in the journey of faith with their peers. The purpose of the retreat is to help first year students integrate faith and the various aspects of college life. It is our hope that attendees will feel welcomed to the Notre Dame community, meet fellow first-year students and most importantly, grow in their faith and their relationships with God.

Who can attend?

Any first year Notre Dame, Holy Cross College, or Saint Mary’s student.

What am I attending?

Discover community and deepen your spirituality as you begin your time at Notre Dame! First Year Retreat invites you to connect with other first year students while exploring and growing through your college transition. Student leaders s from across campus will share their stories to help you become more whole, dynamic and faithful followers of God. This three-day retreat is complete with plenty of recreational activities found at the beautiful Friedenswald Retreat Center. Discover yourself and your community at Notre Dame through the First-Year Retreat!

When will the retreats take place?

Oct. 5-7, 2018

What is the cost?

$25 - scholarships available

Where will it take place?

Friedenswald Retreat Center - transportation will be provided.

How do I sign up?

Thank you for your interest. Registration for this retreat is now closed. 


For more information, please contact Christian Santa Maria  (574) 631-9738.