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About De Colores Weekend Social Justice Immersion Trips to Mexico

De Colores immersion trips trips can be a transforming experience of stepping beyond borders; physical, cultural, linguistic, and personal.

The cost is only $60 per person. A valid Passport is REQUIRED.

Interested in a trip? Sign ups will occur on the Monday morning the week of a trip at 8 am in THE CAVE (Basement of Sacred Heart), room 120. Contact Patrick Schweiger at or specific details.

Please Note: Payment is required upon sign up and is nonrefundable. If you sign up without your payment, you will be placed on the wait list until your payment is received and you risk losing your spot on the trip. If during the course of an academic year, you sign up and then subsequently withdraw from two trips, you will automatically be placed on the wait list for a future trip that academic year, regardless of the time you sign up.

Individuals attending their first trip of the academic year are required to attend a pre-trip meeting in the Cave the Thursday of the trip at 12:30 pm. If this is a problem, email Patrick Schweiger at o you canschedule a make up meeting with a student leader.

2015-2016 Dates

How to sign up: Sign ups for a De Colores trip take place the Monday of a trip (see dates below). To sign up, be one of the first people in the Cave at 8 am on the Monday of a trip. Please come with $60 cash or check. You'll be given registration forms to fill out. New participants are required to attend a pre-trip orientation meeting the Thursday before a trip, at 12:20 pm in the Cave (lunch is provided).

Sign-up Dates Trip Dates
8AM Mon. Sept. 14 Sept. 18-20
8AM Mon. Oct. 5 Oct. 9-11
8AM Mon. Jan. 18 Jan. 22-Jan. 24
8AM Mon. Mar. 14

March 18-20 

8AM Tues. Apr. 12 Apr. 15-17

Group Dates

Questions about the group trips can be directed to Samii Hartman


Fall 2015 Spring 2016
Oct. 23-25 Feb. 19-21
Nov. 20-22 Apr. 8-10
 Dec. 18-20  









A Brief History

LMU Alumni and founders of the Build a Miracle Foundation, Julianne and Chris North, initially coordinated these trips

with the help of the LMU retreat program in Campus Ministry. Sr. Agnes Marie Schon, CSJ and Fernando Moreno, the Social Justice director, played a key role in supporting and organizing these initial ‘retreat’ service trips.

As relationships grew with the Tijuana community and the number of student participants increased, students were encouraged to develop their own trips. By 1988, LMU students were leading and making frequent trips that have grown into what has become known as “De Colores.”


In order to meet the financial needs of the De Colores trips, several fundraisers are held throughout the academic year. Purchase the NEW De Colores T-shirt! We invite you to participate, help out, and stop by our monthly taco sales at the LMU Farmers Markets or watch for other De Colores fundraisers like the fall campus Bike Sale.