Ever to Excel

Spiritual Exercises for High School Students

Proposed Dates (subject to change)

Session I: July 24–29, 2022

Session II: July 31–August 5, 2022




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 24th and concludes following lunch on Friday, July 29th.* 

Session Two begins with check-in from 2–4 p.m. on Sunday, July 31st and concludes following lunch on Friday, August 5th.* 

Dates are proposed and are subject to change. For updates on Ever to Excel, sign up for our mailing list.

The 2022 Ever to Excel student application is not yet available.  Sign up for our mailing list to be notified when new information is available. 

The 2022 Ever to Excel mentor application is now available. 

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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