Milwalking Retreat

Sunday, April 21, 2024

Registration for the Milwalking retreat is now closed.

“The retreat allowed me some time to count my blessings and reflect on the year and the upcoming summer to see where God is in my life and where I need to seek him more. I definitely get a sense of community on retreats, everyone is so open and accepting. It felt as if I had known everyone for a long time by the end of the day.”
- Retreat Participant

For millennia, people have walked in search of community, answers, and meaning. Follow in their footsteps on the Milwalking retreat, a retreat on the go that explores Milwaukee streets and sites while meeting fellow walkers and reflecting on one’s own personal journey.

Over the course of the day, we’ll travel through the city, stopping at a variety of Milwaukee and Marquette landmarks (the exact route changes from year to year). This student-led retreat will feature talks and activities at each stop and great conversation en route. In the midst of all the walking is a relaxed and laidback atmosphere; ultimately, the day is about taking a walk with friends and recognizing God’s presence there, too. You can expect to meet new people and come away with new insights about your own journey so far.

This year's retreat will traverse the east side of downtown, spend time along the lakefront, work north through the east side of Milwaukee, and end at North Point lighthouse, taking van transportation back to finish on campus. The student leaders will explore the themes of finding God in solitude, nature, transitions, and other people. Expect great conversations and a close look at some of Milwaukee's most unique places!


Open to:
All students, undergraduate and graduate, of the Marquette community.


The retreat will begin in the Chapel of the Holy Family in the Alumni Memorial Union, continue through Milwaukee, and end back on the Marquette campus. A typical Milwalking retreat covers 6-7 miles total.


The retreat begins in the Chapel of the Holy Family at 8:30 am and will end on campus at 5:30 pm.


$10, which covers lunch, supplies, and any admission fees. Financial assistance is readily available; see the Retreat FAQ page for more information. 


Registration for the 2023 Milwalking Retreat has closed.


For any questions or for further information, please contact:

Bernardo Ávila-Borunda
Campus Ministry, AMU 236
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
(414) 288-3058