Three college students smiling while eating food together What's included in the retreat?

Participants enjoy an early move in and a dynamic itinerary that includes three nourishing meals a day, time with yourself, and built-in-naps. With such a small group, you’ll get to know your peers personally through group reflections, fun activities, and direct mentorship from your peer leaders and professional staff members, ensuring you’ll find connections before even stepping foot in a classroom. 


group of college student learning tai chi outdoorsWhat sort of activities can I expect during RITU@L?

We are excited to offer a range of activities and spiritual practices to explore throughout the course of the retreat.  Weaving together ancient practices, site visits, reflective journaling, along with exercises and readings allows each student to discover a personal sense of spiritual resonance. Guided meditations, campfires, Tai Chi, walking the local labyrinth, and a river cruise/kayak are just the tip of the iceberg.  

What are the dates of the retreat?

RITU@L will commence the afternoon of Monday, September 6th and wrap up mid-morning on Thursday, September 9th.  See the retreat overview page for a more complete timeline. 

Who are the participants?Shabbat in Sabin Living Room

There will be 12-15 first-year students who you will get to know well throughout the retreat. Like you, all participants in the retreat see their spiritual lives as organic and emerging and aspire towards a meaningful college experience. 

How do I apply?

Registration for the retreat is currently open with a deadline of Monday, May 31, 2021. To be considered for RITU@L fill out the interest form within your Lawrentian portal. You will be notified of your acceptance into the retreat by Wednesday, June 16.

What is the cost?

The fee for the retreat is $100. Please note that financial assistance is available to ensure that this program is accessible to all students who are selected.

Note on Coronavirus safety

This program will follow the guidelines issued by the CDC and the State of Wisconsin for preventing COVID-19 transmission.  Since these guidelines are continually being updated, students and staff will be given explicit instructions by August 31st.