Ever to Excel

Spiritual Exercises for High School Students

Session I: July 26 – 31, 2020

Session II: August 2 – 7, 2020 


Come to Boston College for a week this summer and experience Ever to Excel. Guided by the wisdom of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, you will learn more about your place in the world and how to create a more meaningful life through the lens of Ignatian spirituality. 

During the week you will engage in Spiritual Exercises that will help you reflect upon who you are. You will discover new interests, deepen your faith, make friends from all over the world, and have fun – all while experiencing Boston College: a premier Jesuit, Catholic university.

The program for Session One begins with check-in from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 26th and concludes following lunch on Friday, July 31st. 

Session Two begins with check-in from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 2nd and concludes following lunch on Friday, August 7th. 

The 2020 student application is now available.

All acceptance decisions for Ever to Excel 2020 will be made in early April.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 17th, 2020 at 11:59pm.  

The 2020 Mentor application is now closed.

Questions? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions page.


Daily Activities

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Explore Boston College and get to know its Jesuit, Catholic identity through great presentations and small group discussions. Experience Candlelight Mass and discover the city of Boston!

Keynote Speakers

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Meet some of Boston College's outstanding community members as they share with us important insights drawn from the experiences of their own lives through dynamic keynote presentations.

Meet our Mentors

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Our undergraduate student Mentors share a desire to shape the lives of the students they encounter and guide them on their journey to discovering God in all things. Get to know them here!



Contact Us

Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies

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Simboli Hall
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467