College Programs

College programs are geared to help university women seek excellence in their studies and to prepare them to encounter today’s society. Arborlea hosts programs and events which feature friendship, networking, and women leaders presenting on topics of personal and professional growth.


Throughout the year, Arborlea hosts workshops on a variety of topics to help college women improve their professional, social and personal lives.  Stay tuned for topics for the upcoming school year.


Past service opportunities:

  • Teaching catechesis on a Sunday at a local parish.

  • Serving as counselors for Interclub Day, an annual gathering of all girls clubs in North Texas.

  • Visiting and entertaining residents of a nearby nursing home.



Circle (Date TBA)

A weekly meeting to reflect on a reading from the Gospel and hear a practical talk on virtue.

Recollection for College Women (Date TBA)
A monthly opportunity to reflect on your everyday life in light of basic Christian principles. Geared to help you refresh your spirit and strengthen your resolve to do good. A priest is available during the recollection for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and for consultation or advice. 


Reflections on Sacred Scripture/Meditations (Thursdays at 7:45 pm followed by Confessions)
Meditations are a time for prayer directed by a priest. They offer practical ways to help you discover God and come closer to him in your studies and everyday life.  Join us for snacks and social time following. 

Retreats (Oct 2-4, 2020 and Feb 5-7, 2021)
A longstanding tradition in Christian life, retreats provide an opportunity to reflect on your everyday life in light of basic Christian principles and to deepen your personal relationship with God. They are conducted by priests of Opus Dei at Featherock Conference Center in Schulenburg, TX. The retreats are designed for college women in order to help them fuse faith with their daily life. The schedule includes Holy Mass, reflections on Sacred Scripture, talks on virtues, praying of the Rosary, and time for private prayer and reading.  Click here to register.

Ultimate frisbee at White Rock Lake.  Galveston Beach.  The Alamo.  Biking the missions in San Antonio.  Hiking Enchanted Rock.  Study weekends at the lake.  Klyde Warren Park.  The Arboretum.  DMA.  Sixth Floor Museum.  Bonfires and s'mores.  Rock climbing.  And more!  
Take a break with a great group of friends and enjoy what Texas has to offer!

For more information, contact Molly Cook at


509 Bellah Drive
Irving, TX 75062

(972) 258-8700

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