All students participate in Xavier Retreat Day each spring. There are a variety of one day retreats led by faculty members and other local Catholic leaders. The themes of the retreats vary each year but they all focus on building students’ relationships with Christ. Students are given the opportunity to select the retreat that best fits their individual spiritual needs.

Xavier also offers Kairos retreats for students interested in a powerful experience of growing in their faith at an even greater rate. Kairos retreats are overnight retreats led by faculty and other students. These retreats are held twice a year and students are invited to join the Kairos leadership team upon completion of their retreat experience.

Other optional specialty retreats are offered to students, including a silent retreat for young women and a Quest retreat for freshmen and sophomores.