First Year Retreat Experience (FYRE) is an annual retreat designed for first-year SJU students, focusing on spirituality and community-building.
Students spend the weekend off campus at Camp Ihduhapi to reflect, discuss their personal faith, and participate in a series of talks and activities. The retreat will cover such topics as maintaining a faith life in the busy college setting, having a relationship with God, relying on God and relating with one's peers.
It is a weekend of discovery that poses the questions: Who am I in this transition to college? Who am I going to be? Where does God fit into my life at CSB/SJU? Upperclassmen continuously call this retreat one of their favorite memories of their first year at CSB/SJU. The cost is $20, which includes transportation, meals, and a T-shirt. Money can be paid at SJU Campus Ministry Office in Mary 100.