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There are many ways to be involved in Campus Ministry, many of which require you to apply for an opportunity.

On this page, you'll find information about each of the open opportunities. Click on the arrow to learn more about each program.

anta Clara University's Ignatian Retreat is a five-day version of the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius. This dynamic experience features silence and a diversity of prayer practices in a residential setting. Each day will include confidential, individual meetings with a retreat director, more formal presentations made to the group, meals, daily liturgies, and group prayer.
 
The retreat will be held at the San Damiano Retreat Center in Danville, CA Saturday, December 9th- Thursday, December 14th, 2017. Sign-ups will be accepted until December 1st, 2017.

Spaces for the Ignatian Retreat are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis by submitting the form below AND a $200 payment via delivery of cash or check to Campus Ministry or online.

Please complete the online application to register.

If you are a faculty and/ or staff, please contact Victor (via email at vlemus@scu.edu or dialing x3431) to discuss retreat spot availability, there are limited spots exclusively reserved for faculty/ staff.

In Campus Ministry, we are committed to ensuring that everyone who desires to attend a retreat is able to do so. As a result, we greatly subsidize the cost of retreats. If you have a financial hardship that would prevent you from attending the retreat, please email Victor (Director of Retreats) regarding receiving a scholarship.

 

Applications are now available to lead this Fall’s First Year Retreat which will be held Oct 13-14 in the Santa Cruz mountains. We invite you to apply to help foster a community that will welcome our incoming first year students. This retreat invites retreatants and leaders to reflect on three foundational themes: Belonging, Believing, Becoming.

Applications are due Friday, June 19 at 5pm.

Please join us for this year's First Year Retreat at Santa Clara University! The 2017 First Year Retreat will be held October 13-14, 2017. This retreat invites retreatants and leaders to reflect on three foundational themes:
 
* Belonging
* Believing
* Becoming
 
Student leaders partner with various Campus Ministers to give talks, lead discussions, and facilitate practices that help retreatants explore these themes in their own lives.
 

WHERE WILL FIRST YEAR RETREAT TAKE PLACE?

First Year Retreat will take place in the beautiful grounds of YMCA Camp Campbell in Boulder Creek, CA (nestled within the Santa Cruz Mountains).

RETREAT SIGN UP:
To sign up for the retreat, please complete the online application.  Space is limited to 56 retreatants, so don't delay in signing up!

RETREAT COST AND PAYMENT:
This overnight retreat costs $50.  Applications are not complete until payment has been made.  To pay for the retreat, please either pay online with the emarket option, or stop by Campus Ministry and pay by cash or check.  Payment must be made within three days of applying.

ARE THERE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?
Of course!In Campus Ministry, we're committed to ensuring that all students who wish to attend a retreat are able to do so. As such, we greatly subsidize their cost and provide some partial scholarships for students in need. If a financial hardship would prevent your attending the retreat, please contact Victor Lemus for assistance.

REFUND POLICY:
Should you decide to withdraw from the First Year Retreat at least two weeks from retreat to receive a 100% credit to be used for a future retreat within the 2016-2017 academic calendar. Should you withdraw within the two week period, there will be no refund.

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Feel free to drop into Campus Ministry at any time with questions.

WHAT IS SEARCH?
Search is the longest-running retreat at Santa Clara University. Staff and student crews guide "Searchers" through an energetic, ecumenical weekend of reflecting, sharing and experiencing God's love in community. While the retreat is grounded in the Jesuit, Catholic spirituality of SCU, it's open to individuals of all religious traditions and themed in such a way that individuals of all backgrounds feel welcomed and comfortable. Many students describe Search as one of the highlights of their Santa Clara University experience.

WHEN IS SEARCH?
Search will take place November 3-5, 2017.

WHERE IS SEARCH?
Search will be held at the beautiful Redwood Camp in the Santa Cruz mountains!

ARE THERE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE?
Of course! In Campus Ministry, we're committed to ensuring that all students who wish to attend a retreat are able to do so. As such, we greatly subsidize their cost and provide some partial scholarships for students in need. If a financial hardship would prevent your attending the retreat, please email Victor Lemus for a scholarship request at vlemus@scu.edu.

IS THERE AN APPLICATION DEADLINE?
Yes! The deadline for Spring Search applications and payment is Wednesday, October 25, 2017. Please note, your spot on the retreat is not reserved until application and payment are turned in.  Please complete the online application to apply.

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Feel free to drop into Campus Ministry at any time with questions. You can also contact Victor Lemus at vlemus@scu.edu

 

Campus Ministry is currently seeking Desk Receptionists. We are looking for undergraduate students only, and the ideal candidate should have an interest in working in Campus Ministry.  Strong candidates should also be warm and welcoming ambassadors for Campus Ministry, and foster a feeling of hospitality and friendliness for the guests who call and visit Campus Ministry.  

The Desk is open from 8:30am-8:00pm Monday- Thursday, and 8:30am-5:00pm on Fridays.  Shifts vary from 1-3 hours, and students work from 4-8 hours per week.  Starting pay is $11.10/hour. 

We are not accepting applications at this time. Please email Campus Ministry if you would like to be notified when we are accepting applications.

Applications for Search Coordinator applications are now available. Applications are due February 17.  Please complete the online application. Contact Catherine Newcomb or Victor Lemus for more information.

Applications for Search Crew are now available. Applications are due by the end of the quarter. Please complete the online application.  Contact Catherine Newcomb or Victor Lemus for more information.

Register here.

Christian Life Communities (CLC) are small groups of students who gather in community to pray, reflect, and discuss issues of life and faith in order to find our personal vocations.

Here are some questions for reflection in considering joining CLC:

Do you want to...
...form long-lasting friendships?
...grow in your journey of faith?
...share your faith and what is going on in your life with other students?
...deepen your relationship with God?
...discover your passions and calling in life through service?

Register here.