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Join us for a weekend retreat of enjoying Christ, getting connected with freshmen, and making Christian friends at Freshmen Connect.

September 18-19, 2015

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Why Attend

Become grounded in your faith

“Having been rooted and being built up in Him, and being established in the faith even as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”

(Colossians 2:7)

As you start your college career, it is important to continue in your walk with the Lord and to become further grounded in your faith. Freshmen Connect provides an atmosphere that will assist you in starting your Christian walk with the Lord at college in a strong and healthy way.

Pursue the Lord with other Christians

“But flee youthful lusts, and pursue righteousness, faith, love peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”

(2 Timothy 2:22)

The Bible reveals that the Christian race is not meant to be run alone. At Freshmen Connect, you can meet other freshmen like you with whom you will be able to flee and pursue like it says in 2 Tim. In addition to students your age, you can meet and get to know older students and Christian mentors who are all eager to run the race with you and help you along the way.

Discover your destiny in God’s purpose

“God placed eternity in man’s heart…”

(Ecclesiastes 3:11)

What is the meaning of life? God has a very definite, clear plan, and you are at the very center of it. Hear what the Bible has to say about what God has been doing throughout history, as never seen before in the Word.

What to Expect

Embark on a two-day retreat that takes place at Highland Lakes Camp, which is located 40 miles northwest of Austin (rides will be provided). It begins on Friday, September 18, at 4:00pm, and ends the next day (Sep. 19), around 10:00pm. Build positive, lasting companionships in a small group, participate in many fun activities, engage in a Bible study, listen to a message about God’s purpose, and design your own t-shirt all in this short weekend. Four meals are provided: dinner, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

What to Bring

Your Bible, change of clothes, toiletries, towel, pajamas, pillow, sleeping bag, recreation clothes, tennis shoes

About Us

Freshmen Connect is hosted by Christian Students on Campus, a group at UT Austin composed of believers in Christ from various backgrounds. Our goal is to help freshmen transition into college with Christ. We love the Lord Jesus Christ and endeavor to give Him “the first place in all things.” (Col. 1:18)


We hold the faith which is common to all believers (Titus 1:4; Jude 3):

  • The Bible is the complete divine revelation inspired word-by-word by God through the Holy Spirit. (2 Pet. 1:21; 2 Tim. 3:16)
  • God is uniquely one, yet triune–the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. (1 Tim. 2:5a; Matt. 28:19)
  • The Son of God, who is God Himself, was incarnated to be a man by the name of Jesus Christ. (John 1:1, 14)
  • Christ died on the cross for our sins, shedding His blood for our redemption. (1 Pet. 2:24; Eph. 1:7a)
  • Christ resurrected from among the dead on the third day. (1 Cor. 15:4)
  • Christ ascended to the right hand of God to be the Lord of all. (Acts 1:9, 2:33, 36)
  • Whenever any person repents to God and believes into the Lord Jesus Christ, he is regenerated (born again) and becomes a living member of the one Body of Christ. (Acts 20:21; John 3:3; Eph. 1:22-23; Rom. 12:5)
  • Christ is coming again to receive His believers to Himself! (1 Thess. 2:19)

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Highland Lakes Camp, Spicewood, TX (transportation provided).


September 18-19, starting at 4:00pm



Gender:  Male Female

T-shirt size*:


*If you are not a freshman, please indicate whether you will be a shepherd or helper in the space below

*Please note that your registration is not complete until payment is received.

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