Study by the Sea Retreat
Co-sponsored by Campus Ministry

The Study by the Sea Retreat (SBTS) for graduate students is a free, overnight retreat experience held annually during spring break at the Bellarmine House in the beautiful seaside town of Cohasset, Massachusetts. Study by the Sea provides a unique opportunity to remove oneself from the distractions of campus to study, write, reflect, and recharge. 

The Retreat is focused on graduate student well-being and engages retreatants in the core Ignatian concept of Cura Personalis as it relates to the graduate school experience. Registration opens in the spring semester. Space is limited. 


Please contact the Office of Graduate Student Life at for more information about Study by the Sea.


Study by the Sea Retreat Learning Outcomes:

Students who attend SBTS will be able to:

  1. Describe at least one aspect of faith, spirituality, personal wellness, or mindfulness that is more hopeful or empowering than what it had been prior to participating in the retreat.

  2. Identify a concept or prayer from Ignatian spirituality, personal wellness, or mindfulness that they encountered on the retreat and describe how it relates to at least one experience from their life.

  3. Articulate an insight from the retreat that relates to their relationship with themselves, someone else, their academics, or God.