Retreats are an integral part of student life. You will enjoy going on two retreats each year alongside your class. Our goal is to provide you with opportunities to grow in self-knowledge and deepen your individual relationships with God and others. Retreats will be a time for you to step back, examine your life, and bond with your peers.
Villanova offers students the opportunity to deepen their faith and explore our core values of Unity, Truth, and Love through our retreats each year.
Freshmen Retreat (Unity)
Lake Casitas Retreat (Unity)
Sophomore Retreat (Love)
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Retreat in Los Angeles
Junior Overnight Retreat (Truth)
Junior Hike: Los Padres National Forest to Piedra Blanca
Day of Service Retreat in Ojai
Senior Overnight Retreat in Malibu
In addition to retreats with your class, each year we also send students to the Student Augustinian Values Institute (SAVI) Retreat at one of the eight Augustinian secondary schools in North America. Students selected for SAVI are sophomore leaders who attend the institute in order to improve their understanding of our core values. Students are also encouraged to sign up for the San Diego Service Trip, a service-learning retreat where students volunteer and reflect on a variety of topics as well as build community.