University Ministry4001 W McNichols Rd Detroit, MI 48221Memo: First-Year Retreat - Name of Student
Questions?Contact: email: email@example.com: 313-993-1560
Blessings,The University Ministry TeamUniversity of Detroit Mercy
Applications and payments are due by August 12, 2018
Where is First-year Retreat going to be and how are we getting there?It will be held at the DeSales Center in Brooklyn, MI. Students will be sharing rooms with other students (camp style). Transportation is provided (1 1/2 hours from campus).
*Details:Early move-in for residential students will begin on Sunday, August 19th (time TBD). Please check-in at Shiple Residence Hall located on the south end of campus. Student leaders will be available to help check in, get your room keys, and move-in your belongings. Lunch will be available at noon on the ground floor of Shiple Residence Hall for students only (parents are asked to leave by noon). There will be signs and student leaders to direct you.
If you are not living on campus, please arrive at Shiple Hall by 11:45 AM on Sunday, August 19 and join us for lunch on the ground floor of the hall (lunch is for students only). There will be signs and student leaders to direct you.
RETURN from Retreat: By 1:00 p.m. on August 21st in time to begin PTV/Orientation activities.*
*Please note there WILL BE MASS on Sunday at the retreat. The Move-In Day Mass is held on Tuesday at 4:00 PM in the St. Ignatius Chapel in the Commerce & Finance Building for all in-coming students and their families (before the picnic). If you would like to serve as a reader, gift-bearer or Eucharistic Minister for this Mass, please let your student leader know during the retreat.
If you are participating in a fall sport, please check with your coach that you do not have any conflicts.
Clothes for both warm and cool weather (shorts, t-shirts, sweatshirts for night-time, jeans, pajamas, underwear/socks, swimsuit)Photo ID and insurance card in case of emergency (first aid supplies)Comfortable shoes, shower shoesJacket in case of rainTowel and toiletries (toothbrush/paste, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, eye care, etc.)Sunscreen and Bug sprayReusable water bottlePillow, sleeping bag or sheets/blanketsJournal/notebook, pen
Optional:CameraFootball, Frisbee, kickball, soccer ball, volleyballBoard /Card GamesWhat NOT TO bring:laptops, jewelry, weapons of any kind (including Swiss army knives), drugs or alcohol
For students living on campus:We highly recommend that you pack a bag and set that aside rather than trying to find these things amidst your many boxes and bags on move in day. Pack this bag, a sleeping bag or blankets and a pillow at home and then set those aside. We can show you where to drop it off, as soon as you arrive.