Student Life

Campus Ministry

First Year Student Opportunities

Please note: In addition to the many activities listed here, campus ministers are available to listen and talk with you about spiritual questions and the concerns of your life as a college student.


Register for the freshman Ignite retreat - an overnight, off-campus experience designed to help you make the most of your life at SJU! 


Sign up to be a part of the Weekly Community Service program where you will use your time and energy to make life better for others! Or...

Sign up for MAGIS, a student-led, year-long service and social program just for first year students. Each week, students serve at a different community organization or learn about social justice issues addressed by that organization. 


Be a part of the Appalachian Experience and spend your Spring Break in impoversihed communities where you will serve, learn, and grow!


Join a Christian Life Community small group and meet weekly on campus with other freshmen to build friendships and grow in faith. 


Serve our worshipping community as a lector, sacristan, altar server, choir member, musician, cantor, or Extraordinary Minister of Communion.