The Sheil Catholic Center gives students the opportunity to deepen their faith with God each quarter through a variety of retreats. The retreat programs are led by a team of students and the Sheil staff. Each retreat is held in a sacred setting with ample time for prayer, reflection and conversation.

Read on to learn more about Sheil’s unique retreats for undergraduates, graduate students and associates:

Busy Student Retreat - April 12-16, 2015
Our most popular retreat experience, the Busy Student Retreat provides an opportunity for students to go on retreat without ever leaving campus. This week-long retreat during Spring Quarter is a chance for students to find time for God and focus on their personal relationship with Christ.

For one week, students commit to a half-hour of prayer and a half-hour meeting with a Spiritual Companion each day, and can also attend evening reflections. Register Today
Retreat Schedule


For more information, please contact Tim Higgins at or (847) 328-4648.

Student Spring Retreat- April 24-26, 2015
Spring Retreat will be at the beautiful Cardinal Stritch Retreat House at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL. We leave Sheil at 5pm on Friday and return by 4pm on Sunday. Cost is $50. Food, lodging, and transportation are included. All undergraduate students are welcome.

All-Sheil Retreat - 2016 Dates TBD
This special retreat is open to students and associates. It is a wonderful experience for different generations to come together and share their fait.

Class Retreats

Sheil’s Class Retreats are designed to focus on the unique years of the undergraduate experience. The retreats are held at the Sheil Catholic Center and include a dinner, speakers, activities, conversation and prayer. Hosted by a team of students and the Sheil staff, they typically last from 5 to 10pm.

  • Last Night @ Sheil - Senior Twilight Retreat- Just before graduation

An evening of reflection of where you have been on your college journey and a conversation about where you are going, and practical advice for the transition to the real world from Sheil you alums. Free dinner and you are welcome to bring a friend.

For more information, please contact Tim Higgins at or (847) 328-4648.