Manresa 2010 Remembered
In its 27th year, Manresa helped freshman get off to a good start at Xavier. Following are some facts about the Class of 2014 and its Manresa-related experiences:
• Second-largest freshman class in Xavier history, with 1,082 students
• Manresa attendance averaged 85 percent
• 654 students attended all activities offered at Manresa
• 92 percent of new students attended the common reading discussions about Persepolis, by author Marjane Satrapi
• 821 students moved into campus residence halls
• Over 790 students attended the “day away” reflection at Camp Kern
The Manresa Orientation Team was composed of group leaders, staff members and a Manresa Core of about 142 upper-class students. The group worked to ensure that all new students felt welcomed to the University by helping with move-in, and leading sessions on responsibility, financial education and safety.
Though the Manresa program has grown over the past few years, it continues to evolve and expand along with the needs of students. Manresa organizers plan to keep this special program a unique and intriguing orientation for new Xavier students.