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Pilgrimage: Acadia Application 

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, September 1.

Student Information

First name:
Last name:
Richmond e-mail address:
Preferred phone number:
Will you be 18 years of age at the time of travel (Oct 12-15, 2019)?  Yes No
Year in school:
Gender (optional):
Race/ethnicity (optional):
Religious or spiritual affiliation (if any):
Chaplaincy and Campus Ministry involvement (if any):
Other campus organizations:
Major(s) and minor(s):


Please list any travel, living, or study-abroad experience in a foreign country, including location, duration, and purpose of trip.

Are you an international student? Yes No
If so, what is your home country?

Short answer questions

Answer the following questions in a few brief paragraphs.

Share your reasons for applying to this particular pilgrimage to Acadia.

This pilgrimage will include students who represent different religious and spiritual backgrounds as well as those who do not have a religious or spiritual background. Please explain how interfaith work contributes to your own understanding of your spirituality. 

Describe an experience in which you have engaged with an individual from a different faith background, denomination or spiritual tradition. What did you learn about yourself through this encounter?

The pre-pilgrimage meetings and travel experience provide a unique opportunity to cultivate practices that will enrich your spiritual life. Describe what spiritual practices are already a part of your daily life and which ones you hope to develop through participation in this pilgrimage program.

The pilgrimage to Acadia will involve hiking in rugged terrain and camping in a national park for three nights. In addition to being prepared mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for the journey, participants must be comfortable with physical exercise. How will you prepare for the physical aspect of the pilgrimage? 

Recommendations

Each applicant is required to obtain two recommendations. Please provide contact information for these individuals below. At least one recommendation should be a professor or university staff person. Student recommendations will not be considered among the two required recommendations. 

Applicants are responsible for contacting the individuals who will be completing their recommendations and providing them a link to the recommendation form. All forms are due by the application deadline, September 1. Applicants whose recommendation letters have not been received by this date will not be considered for participation in the pilgrimage.

  1. Name:
    Phone:
    Email:
    Relationship to student:

  2. Name:
    Phone:
    Email:
    Relationship to student:

Commitment of Participation

Please read the Pilgrimage program expectations and sign below.

I have read and understand the Pilgrimage expectations. I understand the team, time commitment, spiritual, and financial commitment involved with being a Pilgrimage participant. I am prepared to make a full commitment to the program.

Typing your name and the date will serve as your electronic signature.

Name:    Date:

Questions? Contact:

Jamie Lynn Haskins 
Chaplain for Spiritual Life 
804-289-8502
jhaskins@richmond.edu