We all need a break once in a while, right? At the Newman Center, we believe there's no better way to get away than to embark on one of the unique, rewarding retreat experiences we offer year-round. So, do something great for your faith: get away from campus for a weekend, grow in your relationship with God, make amazing new friends, reflect on your life and better understand your calling.
New Beginnings Retreat
The New Beginnings Retreat offers first-year students the opportunity to get away from the pressures of classes, studies, and work, to spend a little time in prayer and building your relationship with God in the Catholic community at the Newman Center with other first-year students. This retreat focuses on the transitions we encounter in life, especially in coming to OSU. We discuss the fears and expectations faced in these "New Beginnings," the relationships we develop, and the visions we have for ourselves in this new time. On this retreat you will meet new friends, learn about what others are encountering in their transition to OSU, and grow closer to God.
Dates: New Beginnings 2023 TBD
Cost: $25 and payment is required at time of registration. Scholarships are available upon request.
Fan Into Flame 2023
Run by Saint Paul's Outreach (SPO), Fan Into Flame is a weekend retreat designed to allow students to turn their spark for the faith into a fiery flame by learning and growing through talks, small groups, times of worship and reflection, all to then be sent out on mission after understanding how the Lord is calling them to serve in this time of their lives. Join us this spring in cultivating your relationship with the Lord and others while preparing to be sent on mission to help others on campus grow in relationship with the Lord as well.
*Details and dates to come*
Buckeye Awakening is a weekend Catholic retreat designed for college students from The Ohio State University. There are a variety of student-led talks and fun activities designed to "awaken" the Holy Spirit within each of the retreaters. This experience is held at Damascus Catholic Mission Campus in Centerburg, Ohio, and we can't wait for you to be part of it! All college students, regardless of faith tradition, are invited to attend.
Buckeye Awakening #25: Fall 2023 TBD
This retreat typically starts on Friday at 4:30 p.m. and ends Sunday evening with a celebration of the Mass.
$60 if you apply before early bird deadline of September 18th
$70 if you apply after early bird deadline
Newman Center donors sponsor the remainder of the cost. Note: There is a $25 cancellation fee; no refunds 14 days before the retreat for cancellations.