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Service learning is a hands-on approach to education that enriches everyone involved. At O’Dowd, service learning integrates student volunteer service to the community with reflection and classroom connections in order to deepen understanding. Every O’Dowd student will complete a minimum of 100 hours of service throughout a four-year program. Each project will help students learn from the people they serve by fostering relationships with them.

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Service Immersion

An extended immersion trip is an opportunity to see your world in a completely different way. Each immersion incorporates:

  • A hands on service project,
  • An analysis of social justice in the local area,
  • Spiritual reflection time,
  • Intentionally simplifying your lifestyle, and
  • Creating solidarity with local people and building a community that supports each other.

For more information email:  or phone: 510-553-8645


Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior retreats offer students a chance to form new friendships, reflect on their lives, and reflect on their relationship with God. These single day, overnight, and multi-day retreats are spread throughout the year and financial aid is available to help cover the cost.


Staff »

For any questions or more information, please contact our Campus Ministry staff »