Quo Vadis Sophomore Retreat

Quo Vadis is a unique opportunity for St. Olaf sophomores to step away from campus to reflect on where you have been and where you are going with fellow sophomores, student leaders, staff, faculty and young alumni. The retreat takes place at the YMCA Camp Ihduhapi near Loretto, MN.

Fall Retreat: October 27-28, 2017 

(departing at 3:15pm on Friday and returning by approximately 6:30pm on Saturday)

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*Registration is open to the first 80 sophomores to register

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What is the Quo Vadis Retreat?

Quo Vadis means “where are you going?” The annual Quo Vadis Retreat offers St. Olaf sophomores a unique opportunity to step away from campus to reflect on where you have been, who you are, and where you are going within a supportive community. It’s fun, completely free and includes the following components:

  • Short talks from student leaders, staff and faculty
  • Small group conversation facilitated by student leaders
  • Young alumni panel and lunch conversation
  • Time to strengthen connections with other students and reflect on your own life

Why Should I Attend?

A chance for you to explore…
  • your reflections on the first two years of college
  • the values, relationships, issues and interests that are important to you
  • your sense of purpose or vocation and where you are going with your life
A chance for you to meaningfully connect with…
  • fellow sophomores
  • juniors and seniors serving as student leaders
  • faculty and staff members
  • young alumni
A chance for you to learn about…
  • how to become a more reflective student
  • how to make decisions that align with your values and interests
  • how to make the most of your last two years at St. Olaf and beyond
A chance to take away…
  • insights into your values, interests and goals
  • a stronger sense of purpose
  • a foundation of knowledge and resources for future vocational and career exploration

Retreat Details

  • Lodging will be provided in heated camper cabins (10 bunks/cabin) at Camp Ihduhapi in Loretto, MN. Transportation will be provided in charter buses.
  • Cost: Free – Funded by the Piper Center

What if I Cannot Attend Either Retreat?

The Quo Vadis Retreat is not the only opportunity for sophomores to explore these topics. Piper Center staff are eager to help all students reflect on their values, interests and skills; discern their vocations and explore career options.

Questions? Contact Nate Jacobi, Associate Director, Piper Center for Vocation & Career (jacobi@stolaf.edu)