About Petawa

petawaFor more than fifty years, Petawa Residence & Cultural Center has served as a home away from home for hundreds of undergraduate and graduate women.

Petawa is a small student residence located conveniently downtown near Milwaukee’s major universities of Marquette University, the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC).

The college and graduate women who live at Petawa are typically serious students who enjoy meeting others, contributing to the life of the residence and appreciate the Christian environment of service, leadership and idealism.

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Monthly Leadership Clubs

Monthly Leadership Clubs-Opportunity to participate in a service activity, grow in leadership qualities through character development talks and have fun at the same time!

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  • Service projects monthly to local nursing homes, soup kitchens, etc…
  • Weekly Christian Living classes which focus on building relationship with Christ.
  • Monthly mornings of reflection (recollection) followed by pizza and service work
  • Monthly meditations Summer service projects

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  • Monthly Evenings of Recollection
  • Speakers on current Christian and cultural issues
  • Retreats at Shellbourne Conference Center, IN
  • Monthly service project to local nursing homes, soup kitchens, etc
  • Weekly meditations
  • Weekly Christian Living classes which focus on building a relationship with Christ.

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  • Retreats at Shellbourne Conference Center, IN or a local conference center offered during the week or on weekends.
  • Continuing education classes offered in Philosophy, Theology and Catechetical studies.
  • Mothers Exchange – Talks and discussions on home management, discipline, cooking tips, time management, fostering family time and more.
  • Book Clubs – Group discussions on great works of literature, both classic and contemporary.