Building on the foundation of personal leadership learned at SLU 101, SLU 201 will put you in the heart of our Washington, D.C. and equip you to lead as a citizen and catalyst for change. Experience the Nation's Capital in a way most never will. Tour the monuments by twilight, walk the hall of Congress, learn from national leaders and witness the legacy of the Founding Fathers as you discover your own role in society's future.

July 15 - 19, 2019


  • National Monuments            
  • The Holocaust Museum
  • Arlington Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  • The U.S. Capitol
  • The Smithsonians
  • The National Archives


  • Observe and Meditate on the cost of freedom and honor at Arlington National Cemetery
  • Grapple with deep questions about justice in the shadow of the Holocaust
  • Learn the power of legacy while exploring our national monuments
  • Watch theology and culture intersect in the hall of Congress and faith lived out in the public square
  • Understand your responsibility and calling to be a citizen

Pricing Info:

  Groups: Singles or Individuals:
By Aug. 3: $929 $949
By Nov. 16:  $963 $983
By Mar. 22: $999 $1019
By May 17: $1034 $1053
Please note that a deposit of $100 is due at the time of registration. Pricing is based on 4 persons per room.   Rooms with less than 4 person will be charged a rooming fee of $230 per empty spot.

Travel protection can be purchased for an additional cost based on conference rate and must be selected at time of registration.

The registration price includes all meals, session materials, rooming and lodging, and transportation upon arrival to and departure from the hotel. Students must stay onsite at the hotel in order to participate.

Hotel Info

Crystal City Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202

Contact an Event Representative

Nikki Hoffpauir

Kayla Forney


How are students roomed together at SLU 201?

As part of the registration process, you will submit a rooming list no later than 45 days before the conference. If you are attending by yourself, SLU will do our best to place you in a room with other SLU students of the same gender and similar age. Rooms may not be co-ed unless members of the same family. One individual student under 18 cannot be in a room by themselves.  SLU will not room a student with an adult over 18 if they are not from the same group. Tuition rates are based on four people sharing a room. If you are unable to fill a room completely and SLU is unable to do so, additional charges will apply ($230 for each empty spot). You may be billed after the final payment date for room accommodations that are not quad occupancy, as necessary. Rollaway beds are not available. Rooms will be available at 4:00 pm. .

How do I get from the airport to the hotel at SLU 201?

Students will NOT be met at the airport. You must make transportation arrangements to and from the hotel. You will need to arrive at the hotel no later than 4:00 pm

  • Metro: The hotel has lobby access to the Crystal City Metro stop.
  • Taxi/Cab: The estimated fare for a taxi from Reagan National is approx. $10.
  • Boston Coach Shuttle: For over a decade now, they have partnered with SLU to provide non-stop shuttle service between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport the Marriott Crystal Gateway at a cost of $14.00 per person each way. 
  • Hotel Shuttle: The hotel has a complimentary 12 passenger shuttle that runs every 20 minutes from 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM. The shuttle picks up at ground transportation. Look for the Crystal City Gateway Marriott shuttle. Because we have over 900 people coming in for SLU 201 (most of which are flying), the hotel cannot guarantee transportation for all attendees in a timely manner so SLU recommends participants consider one of the first three options.

How old do I need to be to attend SLU 201?

You must be 16 years old to attend without an adult.

What about travel protection for SLU 201?

We strongly recommend that you purchase travel protection as SLU prepays all hotels, meals, transportation, etc. 45 to 120 days before you attend the conference. We are unable to issue refunds unless otherwise noted by the terms and conditions during registration. Select the link below to find out more about travel protection.

Click here for more information on travel protection.

What are the requirements to attend SLU 201?

All attendees under the age of 18 must have completed the SLU 101 program before attending SLU 201.  We also recommend spreading the experiences out and not completing them in the same summer.

What is the cancellation policy for SLU 201?

Cancellation Policy:

  • 45 days or more before departure: Deposit will be lost
  • 30-44 days before departure: 50% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited.
  • Less than 30 days before departure: 100% of the total cost of the program will be forfeited.

Transfer Policy:

  • 15 days or more before departure: Registration fees may be transferred to a new registration for the current year and the same program and not incur a transfer fee.
  • 14 days and under before departure: All transfers to a new registration for the same program will incur a $10 transfer fee.

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