Square One Freshman Retreat

Join us on Saturday, August 24th from 9:00am – 5:00pm!

Register for Square One Freshman Retreat here.

You are transitioning from being a senior in high school to a freshmen in college, it’s almost as if you’re going back to square one. We want to be a part of easing this transition for you!

At Square One, you will meet other UA catholic students. Starting the year, making solid friends with other freshmen and some of Bama Catholic’s actively involved upperclassmen can make all the difference when entering into this awesome (but rather large) campus.

Aside from meeting new Catholic friends, there will also be free food, a t-shirt, talks, small groups, fun activities, prayer, and an eye-opening experience to prepare you for college!

Our goal for Square One is to empower new students at University of Alabama to take hold of their faith as Catholic adults and live that faith out in order to transform the Church and the world for Christ. This includes building relationships and having an all-around good time. We would love to have the chance to let new students know about the exciting things going on at Bama Catholic and encourage them to maintain a relationship with God and make the Sacraments a priority throughout college.

Register TODAY right here.



SEARCH is a retreat for undergraduate college students hosted by Bama Catholic. It is a wonderful opportunity to get away for a weekend in order to focus on your relationship with God, with friends, and with the awesome people you will meet while on retreat! The retreat features talks from SEARCH team leaders, small group discussions, time for individual and group prayer, an opportunity to participate in the sacrament of Reconciliation, Adoration, and social time.

The Spring 2019 SEARCH Retreat will be held at Camp Timberlake in Millport, Alabama on March 1-3, 2019 starting at 6:00 PM on the 1st. You will return to Tuscaloosa in the afternoon on Sunday, the 3rd.

Registration cost for the retreat is $40. This includes a T-shirt, meals and snacks starting with Friday dinner through Sunday lunch, and the wonderful environment Camp Timberlake offers. If there is an issue with payment, please contact Mary Caillouet or Father Rick to make arrangements.

We look forward to seeing you there!

To Register:
1. Fill out this Registration form!

2. Purchase your spot on the retreat through the Bama Catholic Store


**Refunds cannot be given after the close of registration**

If you have any questions, please contact , Director of Campus Ministry.


Alabama Awakening

Alabama Awakening began in the spring of 2015. Inspired by Awakening retreats held at campuses across the country, the Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama launched Alabama Awakening.

Alabama Awakening is a retreat for college-aged young adults, run by students, for students. We seek to help each other grow in knowledge and love of our faith over a weekend retreat.
The Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama has successfully hosted Awakening retreats every semester since its debut retreat in spring of 2015.

Students from across the south have attended Alabama Awakening. Auburn University, University of Alabama, Troy, UA Huntsville, UA Birmingham, Samford University, Birmingham Southern College, University of North Alabama, University of Mississippi, and Mississippi State University are just a glimpse of the schools represented at Alabama Awakening retreats.

To learn more and register for this semester’s retreat, go to