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Reflections and Retreats

How are you enhancing justice and equity for all?

In the Office of Faith and Service we create a space for reflection that allows our students to deepen their connection with themselves, their beliefs, with each other, and the larger global community.

Through our reflection programs we challenge students to look at how through their service and service-learning they can be most effective at enhancing justice and equity for all individuals. We help students identify and critique their motives for engaging in service while simultaneously instilling in them the commitment to work for social justice. We take a faith-based and spiritual perspective to enhance an individual's ability to engage effectively in service for social justice and give students the opportunity to remain persistent in their goals of service.

Reflection programs are offered as part of the FME service experience, for our students who engage in the weekly CAP program, and as part of our alternative break programs and also provide the following retreats and reflection programs.

BOCA (Babson Olin Catholic Association) 

One Day Retreat

Spiritual​ Retreat focused on discovering who God is in your own life.

February 6th 

SORA (Seniors Out Reflecting Again) Soirees

Sponsored by, Faith and Service, CCD, Alumni, and Residence Education.

Seniors are invited to a day retreat  off campus. This is a time to stop and reflect, embrace your past experiences and reflect on your future ones. Dinner is provided and all are welcome.  If interested in learning more information or to RSVP please contact Denning Aaris

February 19th, 11 am - 7 pm 

4 "U"s Retreat

This retreat is offered as a joint collaboration between the Office of Faith and Service, Student Activities and Leadership,the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and Academic Services. This retreat is an opportunity for you to unpack and reflect on your time at Babson, understand more about yourself, unwind and take a break from your busy schedule, and unite with other Babson students on the same journey for growth and self-discovery. If interested, please contact Denning Aaris.

March: 4th-5th 

Retreat Attendees

​Finding Your North Star: Reflection Series for Sophomore Students

Finding Your Own North Star is a reflective workshop for discovering your true path in life and in business. On the surface, it is about effective tools you can use immediately to develop your vision and bring clarity and direction to your life.  But really? It is about gaining knowledge and skills to apply to similar situations and applications in the future. It is designed for people who have important life choices to make, but struggle with moving from who you are to who you desire to be. By the end of the first gathering, you will understand how to use your internal compass to recognize opportunities and avoid mistakes. You will begin to develop a whole new way of seeing that focuses on seeing patterns instead of problems and extinguish limitations to your success.


Dates: TBD

iChoose

iChoose is a career exploration and planning seminar sponsored by Babson's Undergraduate Center for Career Development. You will be guided through the career development life-cycle of self-discovery, career research and planning all while developing the skills to impress employers and achieve your career dreams. Harness your strengths, leverage your resources and create a career strategy in this interactive and engaging seminar.  For more information, please contact Vicky Keller.

First Year/Senior Year Retreat

The First-Year/Senior Retreat is a unique overnight, off campus retreat that takes place once during the fall semester, giving first-year students an opportunity to go to an off campus retreat location to meet other first-year students and hear stories and experiences from current Babson seniors. These upperclassmen share their experiences and guide first-year students under the model “if I knew then, what I know now,” speaking on overcoming challenges and obstacles (ex. academic challenges, social pressure, friends/relationships) during their first year at Babson.

Students attending the retreat are provided opportunities for engagement with classmates, reflection on their Babson experience, and mentorship and guidance from upperclassmen and Babson staff.

Registration for the retreat is available at the beginning of the Fall semester. Spaces are limited, and students are required to submit a $20 refundable deposit to secure their spot. Transportation, meals, and overnight accommodations are provided.​  For more information, please contact Conor O'Brien​

October 23rd-24th 

BIG (Babson Intercultural Group) Meetings

All are welcome to learn more about other faith traditions, explore your own identity and culture and challenge your beliefs in a safe and open environment. Opportunities exist for collaboration and programming. Please contact Denning Aaris for more information.

Mindfulness Meditation 

Fridays: Noon.-1 p.m. (Staff and Faculty Only)

Fridays: 2 pm -3 pm (for Students Only)

Location: Glavin Family Chapel

Yoga Classes

All are welcome to join instructor Neil Sullivan for an hour and a half Yoga class.  Mats are provided and we welcome all levels to practice.

Tuesdays from 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Location: Glavin Family Chapel