The Catholic University of America

Freshman Retreat 2014: Anchored



Welcome to CUA!  As incoming first-year students, you come with great expectation and potential, with great fears yet great anticipation.  It is an entirely new time in your lives.  It is a time to anchor yourself in your new life as you study, as you form new friendships, as you welcome new experiences.  It is a time to be filled with enthusiasm and excitement, with the joy and the thrill that comes with the big transition into collegiate life. 

It is a time to be Anchored, anchored in this community, even as you set sail in the next four years.  Like with any new experience, help is needed along the way with any questions, concerns, and worries. It is our mission to answer your questions, help you through your concerns, and make you feel welcomed, ready, and inspired as you enter into life at CUA.  Freshman Retreat provides an opportunity to do just that!

Join us from September 12-14 with 350 of your peers on Freshman Retreat 2014 for a weekend full of talks and fellowship, prayer and games.  Find time not only to make new friendships with others, but also find and strengthen your relationship with God.  There is no better way to begin your college career!  Come and learn what it truly means to become Anchored!  Sign up today.


Location: Sandy Hill Camp, North East, MD (about 20 minutes north of Havre de Grace in Northern Maryland)

For more information, please e-mail Michael Beard, Associate Campus Minister, or Joseph Vidal and Angela Fragale, the Freshman Retreat Team Leaders.



Want to see the video from last year?  Just look below!



How To Sign Up


Cost is $60*



Thursday, August 21
9am-5pm: Pryzbyla Center 

Friday, August 22
9am-5pm: Pryzbyla Center
10-12am & 3pm: Campus Ministry Office
5:30pm: Basilica Lawn following
                Freshman Mass
Saturday, August 23
9:30pm: Outside Caldwell Chapel after Adoration
Sunday, August 24
12pm: Outside St. Vincent’s Chapel following 11am Mass
6:30-8pm: Ice Cream Social
10:00pm: Outside St. Vincent’s Chapel after 9pm Mass
*Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 3rd
*Payment is due at the time of registration

**Please make checks payable to: CUA Campus Ministry

Scholarships are available: E-mail Michael Beard at


  • If you no longer plan on attending the retreat, please e-mail Michael Beard as soon as possible.
  • We are unable to provide refunds.