Freshman Retreat

The Freshman Retreat is a day retreat focused on the person of Jesus Christ. The talks given at this retreat focus on God’s mission for His Church on earth, both in rescuing His people from sin and death and commissioning them to be agents of His love in the world. Students are invited to reflect upon and discuss these themes in the context of orienting their lives towards the Greater Glory of God.


Freshmen should arrive at Jesuit by 7:45 a.m. and report to the auditorium. Faculty and upperclassmen will be on hand to lead them throughout the retreat. The retreat will include Mass, a pizza lunch, talks, and group discussions. Mass will conclude around 2:00pm with dismissal immediately following.

Dress Code and Behavior

Dress for the retreat is casual but respectful: jeans or decent shorts, pullover shirt or presentable T-shirt (no T-shirts advertising liquor or bearing suggestive messages), and tennis shoes are all acceptable. Basically, the young men should wear something that would be acceptable at a casual family function.

Cell phones are not allowed at the Freshman Retreat. This day of reflection is a required Jesuit school function; thus all school rules of conduct apply.

Pick-up Procedures

The retreat will conclude by 2:00pm after Mass in the Chapel of the North American Martyrs. Please enter the yard via the Banks Street entrance and line up in the same manner as a normal school day dismissal. Students are also able to meet you outside the school yard as if it was a normal dismissal from school.