JUMP Retreat

Stritch Class of 2025

JUMP Retreat (Jesuit University Ministry Preview)

You’re invited! An enthusiastic team of M2s will give you a great start to your medical school experience by bringing you together for community-building, reflection, and connection. We don’t want you to miss out on any of the amazing parts of being a Stritch student and can’t wait to share the tradition of JUMP with you! 

Our team is exploring options to gather in person, virtually, or both during the week of July 19. We’ll talk about hopes & fears, expectations, and transitions, as well as the Stritch values and our Jesuit heritage that make Stritch, Stritch! There will be opportunities for small group conversation, activities, personal reflection, a Q&A with M2s, and opportunities to connect with classmates in personal ways.

Registration will open this summerWe hope you'll consider joining in on the opportunity to build connections with your class and get a taste of the spirit of Stritch.


The Jesuit University Ministry Preview (JUMP) retreat takes place each July, just prior to the start of orientation for first year medical students. This retreat is co-facilitated by second year medical students who deliver short talks and lead small groups on topics that prepare participants for their first year of medical school. There is time for reflection, conversation, and bonding with fellow M1s. Past participants highly rate the experience as a great way to start your time at Stritch! Here's what a few of them had to say:

“It makes starting medical school so much less daunting and provides more than just a familiar face - you start to build a family."

“It was a great way to meet classmates before orientation and helped calm my nerves.”

“It is inviting to people of all faiths.” 

“What I enjoyed most was getting to reflect on the upcoming year and meet my future classmates. Also, it was great getting to talk to M2s.”