Every Fall the Newman Center puts on a Roman Rush near the beginning of the school year. Roman Rush is a weekend trip that gathers students together to enjoy outdoor acitivities while meeting and making friends with new students. The aim throughout the weekend is to better acclimate new students with a relaxed atmosphere and create unity among all classes.
This year 38 students traveled to Shepherd's Fold Ranch in Avant, Oklahoma on September 7-9, 2012. Friday and Saturday nights we slept in treehouse cabins in a wooded area and Saturday we enjoyed the beautiful weather by canoeing, swimming, and playing games. To finish off the weekend, we returned to the Newman Center for Sunday afternoon mass. Cassie Hurst, sophomore and first year Newman Center student, commented after Roman Rush, "I made so many friends on that trip and it was amazing to be able to connect with so many people who have the same values as you. Between the prayer, kayaking, stargazing, and game playing, I don't think this will be a trip I will be forgetting anytime soon."
Roman Rush 2012