Encounter Retreat

Come and experience the fun, faith, and friendship of the Student Encounter Retreat! Meet new friends and form a great community! There will be talks, group discussion, bonding activities, reflection, community service, and much more. Space is limited. All undergraduate students are welcome!

When: Friday, October 11, 6:00pm – Saturday, October 12, 9:00pm.

Where: Newman Center at UCSD.

Cost: $10 on or before October 6, $12 thereafter.

Reserve Your Spot: The registration deadline is October 6.

Step 1: Complete sign-up form online or after Sunday Masses.
Step 2: Pay registration fee online, select Pay with Debit or Credit Card, or after Sunday Masses. Pay by cash, check, or credit card (online only).

For More Information Contact: Jaime Yrastorza, or Melanie Rubalcava


Why go?

  • Meet new friends and experience a community of fun, faith, and friendship.
  • Have time to reflect and pray about your hopes and desires for college.
  • Meet student leaders, who truly care about you and want to support you in your college years or transition to UCSD.
  • Find out what the Newman Catholic Community offers.

Do I have to be Catholic to attend the Encounter Retreat?

  • No. Although the retreat is based on the Catholic faith, all students are welcome to attend.

How much does it cost? Any Scholarships? How can I pay? Are there refunds?

  • Fee: $10 on or before October 6, $12 thereafter.
  • Payment Methods: Cash, check, or credit card (online only). Pay online now, select Pay with Debit or Credit Card.
  • Scholarships:  Contact Fr. Manh.
  • Refunds: After October 6, all fees are non-refundable. Please contact Fr. Manh if you have any questions.

What do we do on retreat?  

  • There will be talks, group discussions, bonding activities, reflection, Mass, Adoration, Community Service, and much more.

What do I need to bring?  

  • A bath towel.
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, floss, etc.).
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Light jacket.
  • Sleeping bag or a set of sheets.
  • Pillow.
  • Water bottle.

Please leave your homework and any other distractions at home.

Whom should I contact if I have more questions?

Jaime Yrastorza, Melanie Rubalcava or Fr. Manh 310-803-7583.

Where is the Newman Center Catholic Community ?  

I’m a grad student, can I attend the Encounter Retreat?

No. This retreat is for undergraduate students only. If you are looking for a retreat, check out Christus Ministries.