Ignatian Leadership Retreat

August 21-23, 2023

Students who share a desire to put their faith and leadership potential into action in their new Marquette environment are invited to the Ignatian Leadership Retreat (ILR) prior to new student orientation. Build community, have fun, make friends and ask big questions about your journey at Marquette, all before school even begins!

On this retreat, you will find yourself:

  • meeting and becoming friends with other students who share your values.
  • exploring and enjoying the beautiful lake and grounds of the retreat center.
  • listening to peers share how the Ignatian focused pillars of Marquette have shaped their college experience.
  • spending time reflecting on how Jesuit ideals are found within your life.
  • sharing insights in small groups.
  • praying both alone and as a faith community.
  • relaxing away from campus to focus on yourself and God.
  • having fun!


Open to:
First-year and transfer students of all faith backgrounds.


$30 for all transportation, food and lodging for the entire retreat. Financial assistance is readily available; see the Retreat FAQ page for more information.


Lutherdale Ministries - Elkhorn, WI

Lutherdale is a camp/retreat center environment set on the Lauderdale Lakes waterfront. There’s abundant land to walk and explore, big sports fields and a large chapel. The retreat center features comfortable bedrooms, a full kitchen and several lounges for games, music and hanging out.



  • Pre-retreat: Optional early drop-off in residence hall (tentative, subject to final move-in schedule as determined by the Office of Residence Life)
  • Monday, 3:00 p.m.: Meet at Campus Ministry (AMU 236)
  • Monday, 3:30 p.m.: Retreat begins, depart for Lutherdale Ministries
  • Wednesday, August 23, 5:30 p.m.: Return to Marquette, move into residence halls.


Registration for the Ignatian Leadership Retreat will open in May. If you would like to be notified when retreat registration opens, fill out this short form.


For any questions or for further information, please contact:

Mary Sue Callan-Farley
Campus Ministry, AMU 236
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-0524