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Vocatio: Retreat


Oct. 6-8, 2024

Vocatio: Retreat is a three-day retreat held in the spring and fall for college students and second-career men and women that offers an opportunity to rest in God’s Word and learn more about the path to full-time service as a pastor, deaconess, missionary or chaplain.

Rest in God’s Word and in prayer in a faithful community of fellow believers

During Vocatio: Retreat, you will devote time to prayer and the study of God’s Word, and engage in sessions that focus on the spiritual and personal aspects of the decision-making process of becoming a seminarian, as well as learn about academic courses, field education, vicarages/deaconess internships, financial aid, housing and the enrollment process.

Open to college students and second-career men and women, the event is free.

Registration: Coming soon!



6 p.m. Registration and prayer
7 p.m. Devotion
7:30 p.m Social time


Breakfast at hotel provided for hotel guests. Breakfast bags provided for those staying on campus. Families are welcome to join us at 7:45 a.m. or wait to join us for chapel at 9:35 a.m.

7:45 a.m. Meet at fountain
8 a.m. Class visit with student mentors
Refreshments for spouses and families
9:35 a.m. Chapel
10 a.m. Group photo/after chapel coffee
10:30 a.m Class visit with student mentors
Seminary Women’s Association visit with wives
Noon Lunch with student mentors
1 p.m. Tour (includes Re-Sell It Shop, Food Bank and housing)
2:15 p.m. Social time (snacks, drinks and fellowship)
3:30 p.m. All your questions answered (child care provided)

Master of Divinity overview
Deaconess Studies overview
Financial Aid
Re-Sell It Shop, Food Bank and housing representatives
Panel discussion (first career, second career, deaconess, wife)
Lutheran schools representative

5 p.m. Reception with Student Association
5:30 p.m. Dinner with Student Association
6:05 p.m. Missionary/military recruitment
6:15 p.m. Devotion with professor
7 p.m. Social hour with student mentors (optional)


Breakfast at hotel provided for hotel guests. Breakfast bags provided for on-campus visitors.

9:35 a.m. Chapel
10:30 a.m. Faculty panel
11:30 a.m. Admissions process
Noon Lunch and devotion with President Dr. Thomas J. Egger
Survey follow-up

Extended Stay Option


2 p.m. Class
3:30 p.m. Resident Field Education overview
5:30 p.m. Dinner provided in Wartburg Hall (registration required)


9:35 a.m. Divine Service


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Office Hours

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CT)
Monday through Friday