Ever to Excel

Spiritual Exercises for High School Students

Session I: July 23–28, 2023

Session II: July 30–August 4, 2023




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 I begins with check-in from 2–4 p.m. on Sunday, July 23rd and concludes following lunch on Friday, July 28th.* 

Session II begins with check-in from 2–4 p.m. on Sunday, July 30th and concludes following lunch on Friday, August 4th.* 

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Applications for Ever to Excel 2023 will open on March 1, 2023.

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Mentor applications for Ever to Excel 2023 are now open! Applications for both Sessions are due on February 6, 2023 at midnight.

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Daily Activities

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

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

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