Retreats & Faith Formation

Kairos Retreat

The Kairos retreat is a very popular retreat for our students. We celebrated 25 years of Kairos in 2011 and offer the retreat three times yearly. Our 66th Kairos retreat will take place in January 2013. The retreat is led by a team of students who meet for months in advance to prepare. They are assisted by several faculty/staff personnel. The retreat happens away from campus.

Busy Student's Retreat

The Busy Student's Retreat, designed for the busy student, takes place on campus for four days. Students commit themselves to spending time in quiet reflection and prayer daily using scriptures that are provided to them by the directors of the retreat. They meet daily with one of the spiritual guides to discuss the readings and their lives.

Days of Recollection

Throughout the year we sponsor days of recollection for students. These “mini-retreats” afford students a chance to grow spiritually without leaving campus.

Faith Formation

Throughout the year different programs are offered which will help students come to a better understanding of the faith. In the past, topics have ranged from "Politics & Religion," "Sexual Ethics," "The Communion of Saints," and "Evolution & Creation." Various formats for Faith Formation include panel discussions, movie discussions, and guest speakers.

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    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

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    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.

     

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.