Five Year Institute: Pre-Institute Retreat

General Information

Monday, July 20, 2020
$30 per person

The Pre-Institute Retreat is optional.



Prior to the official opening of the Institute, we invite all participants to join us for a day of reflection as we come together with colleagues to develop a deeper understanding of the Universal Apostolic Preferences (UAPs) of the Society of Jesus and how they intersect with our individual selves and the work we do as student affairs professionals:

  • Discernment and Prayer
  • Walking with the Excluded
  • Journeying with the Youth
  • Caring for Our Common Home

The retreat will include talks from four featured speakers who are experts on each of the UAPs with structured and unstructured time for individual, small, and large group reflections. We will conclude the retreat with a sending forth and takeaway of ideas from colleagues in attendance. A light breakfast and boxed lunches will be provided for attendees.

No knowledge of the UAPs or prior retreat experience is necessary to participate in this Pre-Institute Retreat. Relevant articles will be shared for review prior to the retreat, with a brief overview of the UAPs occurring at the beginning of the day.



If you would like to learn more about the Pre-Institute Retreat, please contact the Pre-Institute Retreat Co-Chairs, Jessie Graf at and Matt Razek at