Pre-Orientation Program

“I can't say enough about how great my experience was.  I learned more about myself in four days than I did in four years of high school.  I also learned a lot about my peers, my university, and even common parts of the human experience all because of the willingness to be vulnerable of the participants and leaders, which I still can scarcely believe.”









“It was an eye-opening experience for me that really challenged me to take a look at who I was, who I am, and who I want to become.”

“This retreat was so amazing that I wish it could have gone on for longer.”

“It focused on so many important things that are avoided in discussion within our culture.”












What’s all the enthusiasm about???

Our Pre-Orientation Programs are where students explore their own values together and discover how to better live those out on a daily basis in college and beyond.  Getting a great start can be crucial to finding the tools and the courage to take off the masks, get past the small talk, let go of fear, and give fullest expression to who and what they most deeply want to be about.  The Catholic Student Center helps students to build deep connections that will last the next four years of college and beyond and to discover how to find those meaningful relationships more often in everyday life outside of the pre-o as well.


Freshmen Escape

Held out at a lakehouse on one of the first Saturdays of the semester, Freshmen Escape is the perfect jumping off point for forming amazing friendships and becoming part of the CSC community. Filled with swimming, boat rides, cookouts, and a bonfire, this day has it all! We also have the wonderful opportunity to hold Mass outside overlooking St. Clair lake and to discuss college life under the stars with the Catholic Student Union students as well as the CSC staff. Like most of our programs, we welcome students of every faith and background and hope you take the chance to come on out! It really is a great escape.