Annual Retreat

Elevate your altitude, understanding, community!

This FREE, multi-day, intensive experience focuses on building community, learning dialogue skills, and exploring issues of identity and equity.

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited, with student peers serving as retreat facilitators in concert with IEE staff.

  • Due to COVID restrictions, Retreats are on hold.

    We typically depart campus for Estes Park on Friday afternoon of the MLK holiday weekend, and return to campus early Monday afternoon. For liability, learning development, and community-building reasons, we are not able to allow self-transport or late arrivals/early departures; retreat participation is all-or-nothing.

    How much? All transportation, meals, shared room housing, and materials are provided to accepted students at no cost.

    Housing FYI: Participants will be in shared rooms (up to 4 people each) and a private bathroom, for the weekend. Recognizing and respecting diverse interest, privacy, modesty and security needs, we plan both same- and mixed-gender rooms, with same-gender rooms being default placement. ADA accessible rooms are available by advance request.

    After? With a focus on sustained dialogue, retreat participants are expected to continue to meet after the Retreat as well, in small groups through winter, and perhaps spring quarters. Groups will work out their own schedules for post-retreat gatherings; but we want everyone to understand that the retreat is a beginning...


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