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Student Life and Ministry provides a variety of opportunities for retreats and days of reflection. This can be a time to experience God’s love more intimately, to reflect on God's presence in all things, and to connect with other students who are interested in exploring their faith. Check out our offerings below!

Open to all first year students!

When: September 18, 2021 
Register by September 9, 2021

Connect meaningfully with other first year students and reflect on where you are as you begin life at Loyola. This retreat will take place on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Camp Abbey in Covington, LA.  This day-long retreat includes talks from upper class students, a chance to look more deeply into how our Jesuit values relate to your life and a whole lot of fun! 

Register today!

Open to all undergraduate students

When: October 22-24, 2021 & March 25-27, 2022

Register by October 17, 2021

The Awakening Retreat encourages students to experience the love of God through community. It's a great way to connect with other students and explore your spirituality. This weekend-long retreat is held at a beautiful Bayou Segnette State Park. Based in our Jesuit, Catholic values, the Awakening Retreat is open to students from all religious and non-religious backgrounds who are looking to explore or grow in their spirituality.

Open to all sophomores and juniors!

When: TBD Spring 2022

Cost: Free!

This day-long retreat is offered in collaboration with the Career Development Center. The day combines Ignatian spirituality and discernment  (who am I, how am I gifted, and how can I use these gifts in service to the world) with career development tools to help you reflect on your post-Loyola plans in an energizing and practical way. Please email Laura Alexander,, if you are interested in this retreat.

Open to all seniors!

When: February 5, 2022
Cost: $10, fee waivers available
Register by January 27, 2021

The senior retreat is an opportunity for seniors to reflect on their time at Loyola, share the excitement and anxiety that comes with being a second-semester senior, and begin to look ahead to post college life with the help of some recent alums.

 Register Today

Join the Loyola University New Orleans community in an online retreat experience this Lent. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni will share personal reflections on the daily scriptures. Reflections are emailed each morning throughout Lent and include questions to help you reflect on how the scriptures and topics relate to your life.

Subscribe here to receive the daily reflections in English. 

Suscríbete aquí para recibir las reflexiones diarias en español. 

What is the 18th Annotation?

This 18th Annotation Retreat is an introductory experience to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. The Spiritual Exercises are a collection of prayers and meditations that St. Ignatius created to help people deepen their relationship with God. While the Spiritual Exercises were originally offered as a 30 day silent retreat, St. Ignatius adapted them in what he called "The 18th Annotation" to provide a way for people to encounter these Spiritual Exercises in their daily lives, without making the month-long silent retreat.

What is this retreat like?

The main component of this introductory 18th Annotation is daily, individual prayer with provided meditations from the Spiritual Exercises. The retreat also includes optional opportunities for individual spiritual direction. 


This retreat takes place during Lent. To register, please complete the registration form. Note that you must be signed in to your Loyola Gmail account in order to submit the form. Contact Ken Weber with questions or concerns.

Contact Laura Alexander at with questions, or if you are interested in creating a retreat for your student group.