Ever to Excel

Spiritual Exercises for High School Students

Session I: July 25 – 30, 2021

Session II: August 1 – 6, 2021


Due to ongoing health concerns amid the coronavirus pandemic, Ever to Excel has been suspended for the summer of 2021. We will offer two sessions of this great program based on the Spiritual Exercises in the summer of 2022 on the Boston College campus. We are aiming for the weeks of July 24-29 and July 31-August 5--with the possibility of July 17-22 as an alternative. We will continue to this website with more information. 

Meanwhile, please check out our Journey with Ignatius app, a free download for all iOS and Android devices. Let’s continue to pray for our world as we near the end of this global pandemic.



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 25th and concludes following lunch on Friday, July 30th. 

Session Two begins with check-in from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 1st and concludes following lunch on Friday, August 6th. 

More information on the student application will be released soon.

More information on the mentor application will be released soon.

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!



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Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies

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