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!

SEEK21 Virtual Retreat February 4-7, 2021
Thurs & Friday 8-10pm, Saturday 10:30-2 and 8:15-11pm, Sun 12:30-3pm

Trust me, these dates and times are not a typo!

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SEEK21 is a one-of-a-kind event where thousands gather as small groups to ask the big questions about joy, peace, hope, and salvation. SEEK21 brings together thousands of Catholic College students for four days of encounter with the Gospel. It will feature prayer, dynamic speakers (such as Fr. Mike Schmitz and Bishop Robert Barron), and small group discussions with other Duke students.


February 4, 8:15-10pm

February 5, 8:15-10pm

February 6, 10:30am-11:15am, (selected session in the afternoon), 8:15pm-11pm.

February 7: 11am- 2:30pm (Mass in Science Drive Garage, followed by boxed lunch and closing session)


Virtual platform by SEEK and Zoom discussions with other Duke students

All students are encouraged to attend this powerful annual event and deepen their faith.

Virtual Grad Retreat
Friday, March 19, 2021

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This past fall, our graduate students and young professionals gathered a team to adapt our 2020-21 Grad Retreat plan to the COVID protocols in place by creating a three-hour virtual Grad Retreat which was successfully held in October 2020. We will use the same format for this spring’s Virtual Grad Retreat on Friday, March 19th from 6:30-9:30 pm. This will be 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.  

Refresh & Refocus Retreats
Spring 2021: April 8, 2021 | Summer 2021 May, June, July TBD

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Refresh & Refocus Retreats began in the fall of 2019 and were Friday evening mini-retreats for all our undergrad, grad, and young professional students. Once the Duke campus closed in the spring 2020, we went to monthly Thursday late-afternoon virtual retreats. The content is based upon themes looked at through the lens of our Catholic Faith… with time allotted for peer-group discussion in breakout rooms following each segment. This semester’s Refresh & Refocus Virtual Retreat “Called to Joyfulness” will be offered Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:30-9:00 pm EDT.

Ignite First-Year Retreat
TBD September 2021

Duke University protocols permitting, our Ignite Retreat will be a Friday evening through Sunday afternoon off-campus retreat for our undergrad students and is a particularly perfect entry point for first-years to understand how forming true, inclusive friendships is not only possible, but is the foundation of our lively Catholic community on campus. You’ll get to know your peers, hear testimonies about living your faith in college, and grow in your relationship with Christ! 

Awakening Retreat
TBD February 2021

The Awakening retreat is a great opportunity for Duke Catholic undergraduates to be able to get away for one weekend in the spring to hear and talk about basics of our faith with peers. It is a student led retreat running from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. A variety of undergraduate speakers discuss topics such as faith, what it means to be a Catholic, resolution, commitment, love, and prayer, all through the context of their own experiences at Duke. Check out the dedicated page for more details and registration.