University Ministry retreats create sacred spaces and opportunities for the USF community to become reflective, spiritually attentive, engaged, rejuvenated, and active.

From in-person retreats there are opportunities for everyone from any tradition, spirituality, or system of belief. Retreats are offered throughout the year and vary from one day to five days depending on the nature, intent, and theme.

Group of students at Kairo retreat
Kairos Retreat

This student-facilitated weekend retreat allows for intentional reflection on relationships with God, self, and others. Foster community, reflect on your life and relationships, and engage with your spirituality through this life-changing experience, open to all USF students!

Student meditating in the grass
Monday Meditations

Join us for a guided meditation to start the week right. Guided meditation can help reduce stress, increase patience, improve focus, and more! Open to all students, faculty, and staff! Register in advance through Zoom. For more information, email Poonam Kakodkar.

Fr. Donal Godfrey, S.J.
Ignatian Silent Retreat

This weekend-long retreat, led by Fr. Donal Godfrey, S.J., University Chaplain, offers the opportunity of silence to explore your thoughts and emotions, as well as give an introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Open to faculty, staff, and USF students. Scholarships available.

Group of USF students eating and chatting together
First Year Retreat

Connect meaningfully with other first year students and reflect on where you are as you begin life at USF. This retreat explores Ignatian spirituality. Build on USF's mission, meet new friends, and more!

Group of people at Spring Retreat
SII Spring Retreat

This retreat is designed for St. Ignatius Institute (SII) living and learning community members only where one explores Ignatian values, learns about the life of St. Ignatius, and builds SII community.

Group of student posing at Spectrum Retreat
Spectrum Retreat

Are you curious about queer spirituality? Spend a weekend with your favorite people from Qmmunity exploring it! There are guest speakers, fun activities, nature time, and more!

Other retreats held throughout the academic year include:

  • Movement Mindfulness Retreat
  • Welcoming Spring Hiking Retreat
  • Writing Retreat
  • Forest Bathing Retreat
  • Advent and Lenten Footprints

Are you interested in University Ministry leading a retreat or reflection session for your department or organization? Our team is excited about bringing its expertise to you. Sessions may be held in person (with appropriate COVID protocols) or on Zoom.

For more information, please contact Angélica Quiñónez.