The Duke Catholic Center offers a range of retreat experiences throughout the year. If you are interested in participating in a retreat, or wondering what retreat is coming up next, here is a quick summary of each!

Ignite Retreat
September 2-4, 2022 | September 1-3, 2023

A retreat for First and Second Years, Ignite is going to set you up for success as a Duke student. You’ll form friendships that will stick with you all four years of college. You’ll hear advice and insights from upperclassmen. And you’ll get to know your Catholic identity in a new way. All while enjoying the warm sand and refreshing waves of the beach!

Our Ignite Retreat will be Friday evening through Sunday afternoon at Trinity Center in Salter Path, NC.

Contact Sister Frances Zajac for more information.

February 2022

SEEK22 is a one-of-a-kind national Catholic conference for young adults where thousands gather as small groups to ask the big questions about joy, peace, hope, and salvation. This will be the fourth year that Duke Catholic Center staff and students will attend. SEEK22 brings together thousands of Catholic college students for five days of encounter with the Gospel. It will feature prayer, dynamic speakers (such as Fr. Mike Schmitz, Chika Anyanwu, Paul J. Kim, and Bishop Robert Barron), and small group discussions, impact sessions, daily Mass, and Adoration.

SEEK22 will take place virtually in February 2022, but the DCC will have watch parties together at the FAH!
Head over to this page for more details!

Interested in more information?
Contact Sister Frances at

Grad Retreats
November 19 & 20 (and one more TBD in the Spring!)

A great opportunity for graduate students and young professionals to reconnect and/or meet Catholics from other departments and fields, and reflect together on different topics of our Catholic faith.  

Sign up here!

NEW for 2022!
ABLAZE 2022 Retreat

FEBRUARY 11 – 13, 2022


A weekend-long retreat that will allow you to deepen your faith and grow in your relationship with the Holy Spirit. It is an amazing experience for those who are spiritually searching and are not sure of God’s role in their lives but want to know more, as well as for those who feel they are at a solid place in their faith/prayer life and are just looking to dig a little deeper. You are given the time and space to step away from hectic campus life and take time to look inwardly and think about your own spiritual journey.

At the retreat, there are also great activities that help you to get to know and connect with other students within the Duke Catholic Center community.