Milwalking Retreat

Saturday, October 5, 2024

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.

Registration will open in September.

For more information on Milwalking, contact Pablo Cardenal.


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What is Milwalking?

Milwalking is a one-day retreat open to both undergraduate and graduate students. 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.


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


The retreat will begin on Marquette, continue through Milwaukee, and end back on the Marquette campus. A typical Milwalking retreat covers 6-7 miles total.


  • Saturday, October 5, 8:00 a.m.: Meet at Campus Ministry (AMU 236)
  • Saturday, October 5, 5:30 p.m.: Back at Marquette

Student Testimonials

  • I enjoyed meeting others and the company of them. And simply walking around, giving me a new perspective of Milwaukee, prayer, and life in general.
  • The retreat allowed me some time to count my blessings and reflect on 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.
  • I liked the sense of fellowship developed from being with the same group all day.
  • I found many of the locations to be peaceful.