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Veritas Academy: Faith, Learning, & Making the Most of College

A Pre-College Retreat for Incoming U of M Freshmen: July 18-21, 2018

Veritas Academy is a four-day residential experience for incoming U of M freshmen, held July 18-21 on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus and hosted by Anselm House. Led by Christian faculty, upperclassmen, alumni, and Anselm House staff, this experience helps incoming students ask the big questions, design a meaningful college experience, learn practical tips, and build a faith community among peers – all before arriving on campus in the fall. The curriculum draws upon The Veritas Forum’s and Anselm House’s expertise of engaging faith and inquiry on America’s leading campuses.



Students will come out of Veritas Academy with: 

  • Relationships with faculty, upperclassmen, and alumni
  • A framework for integrating faith and learning in college
  • Tools for designing a meaningful college experience
  • A vision for serving and contributing to campus life
  • A faith community of peers before orientation starts

When: July 18 – July 21, 2018
Where: University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus
Who: Soon-to-be freshmen at the U of M who are excited to cultivate their faith in college, intentionally contribute to campus life, and meet Christian faculty, upperclassmen, alumni, campus ministers, and peers
What: An intensive learning experience that provides incoming U of M freshmen with the tools, resources, community and vision to flourish in college
How: Apply by June 30
Cost: $199, including all lodging, meals, and all materials

Scholarships (including travel costs) are available upon application. Have further questions? Send an email to