Rosario Alumni Sabbath

August 26-28, 2022

Always a serene setting and enriching alumni opportunity, come for Sabbath or the entire weekend. Activities will include presentations by guest speaker, meals for the weekend, vespers programs on Friday and Saturday evenings, Sabbath school and church service, nature walk, bonfire with s'mores on the beach (weather permitting), and lots of great music and fellowship.

Must register to reserve lodging and meals by August 22 (so that we can properly accommodate requests).

All lodging available at Rosario is now booked. You can email to be added to a waitlist in the event space opens up.


Weekend Speaker for 2022

Ralph Perrin '77, biology major and chemistry minor and former WWU professor and coordinator of health science major

In 1977, Ralph Perrin graduated as president of that year's Walla Walla University’s senior class. His time as a student was marked by the summer he spent at the Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory. He would return three different times to the waters of Puget Sound to teach. He has taught anatomy, life science, algebra, community health, physical education, genetics, and general biology classes at a variety of institutions, including at Walla Walla University. He has stood in front of high schoolers and college students alike and shared his love for God’s creation.

Perrin is passionate about young people and has spent much of his career either teaching or in leadership support of student services. His understanding of the importance of whole-person development led him to earn his master’s in public health and doctorate in health science from Loma Linda University. He currently works as a professor of kinesiology at Pacific Union College.


Guests to Rosario will be expected to comply with Washington State Department of Health requirements for face coverings and masks. Learn more about requirements for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people here.

Watch a video taken in preparation for the 2016 Rosario Sabbath weekend.  Video taken by Jesse Norris, a video producer and cinematographer living in Loveland, Colorado.  His grandparents Dale ('61) and Myrna (Fowler, att) Lent were caretakers at Rosario for many years.

Questions? Email us or call (800) 377-2586.