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Retreats are free of charge and are open to all Augustana students, faculty, and staff. Space is limited, so sign up as you see emails for the retreats.

These retreats are a beautiful way for your heart to move closer to God, and spend time away from the stress of daily life. We have a retreat for every term, so there are many opportunities for you to be a part of these relaxing getaways.


This is a day retreat to Loud Thunder Forest Preserve for lunch, canoeing, games, and meeting new people! There is transportation to and from Loud Thunder. For the 2018-2019 school year, the retreat will be on Saturday, Sept. 8.


This is a 24-hour retreat to St. Mary’s Monastery. The winter retreat for the 2017-2018 school year will be Jan. 19-20. For the  2018-2019 school year, the retreat will be held on Jan. 11-12.


The spring retreat for the 2017-2018 school year is April 13-15, 2018, at Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center in Oregon, Ill. For the 2018-2019 school year, the spring retreat will be held on April 5-7, 2019.

Taizé Trip 2018

Augustana pastors Richard Priggie and Kristen Glass Perez will lead students on a fun and inspirational seven-day trip to the Taize' community in  France June 28-July 11, 2018.

There will be two identical informational sessions about the trip: 6:30-7:00 p.m. Dec. 4 in Olin 201; and 10:30-11:00 a.m. Dec. 7 in Olin 201.

The Taizé community is an ecumenical monastic order in Burgundy, France, of more than 100 brothers from Catholic and Protestant traditions, who come from many countries.

Every year, thousands of college students and other young adults from around the world come together for worship, singing, Bible study and conversation.

The Augustana group's time in Taizé will be preceded by two days in the  provincial town of Cluny and will end with three days in Paris, including a side trip to the magnificent Gothic cathedral in Chartres.

The cost of the trip, including airfare, lodging, and food, is $3,000 per person. Augie Choice may be used to defray part of this cost. Because this trip is offered just once every three years, current first-year students are eligible to use their Augie Choice money for this purpose.

Contact Pastor Priggie or Pastor Glass Perez for more information.

Appalachia Spring Break Trip

Leaving: Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, 6 a.m.

Returning: Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018,  p.m.

Since 2009, Campus Ministries' "Alternative Spring Break" has take Augustana students to Appalachia. Working a variety of jobs, mainly housing improvement jobs through Henderson Settlement in Frakes, Ky., the group affects the lives of others, and also their own lives. 

The jobs completed throughout the week ranged from insulating an attic, to flooring projects, ramps, porches, decks, and replacing a roof on a house. Even though there is work to be done all day, there is still plenty of time to relax, reflect, and just hang out and get to know everyone better. It's safe to say that despite the 625-mile trip from Rock Island to Frakes, it is a spring break to never forget.

The cost of the trip is $200 per person, paid to Connie Huntley, Campus Ministries Office Room 101, Founders Hall, by Jan. 12, 2018. A check can be made out to Augustana College. The cost covers transportation, lodging, food, hotel, and the cost of materials for the work that we will do. More than half the actual cost is subsidized by Campus Ministries and Augustana alumni. Travel will be by 12 passenger vans.

Questions? Contact the trip coordinators:

Jake Rozak,

Abbi Wieland,

Pastor Richard Priggie,