Spark is an overnight retreat in the early fall which is designed to help First Year Hawks (1) foster new friendships, (2) learn the basics of Ignatian spirituality, and (3) begin to discover what it means to be a Hawk in a fun and intentional way.

The retreat costs $30.*

There are two options for the 2022 Retreat:

September 23-24


September 24-25

 Open to all First Year students

Please note: most rooms on the retreat will be double-occupancy, so retreatants will likely have to share a bedroom with someone other than their regular, on-campus roommate.

*scholarships available 

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 Have you taken time to reflect on your spiritual journey and life at SJU so far?

Do you hope to build stronger friendships and get to know your fellow Hawks better?

Do you take enough time out of your busy schedule to relax and be present?

You can do ALL these things and MORE on the IGNITE RETREAT!


2023 Retreat:

February 24-26 -- open to all First Year students 

Registration for this year's Ignite retreat is now closed.

Questions? Please contact Fr. Doug Ray, SJ