The Office of Student Success and Parent/Family Outreach is committed to fostering the success of every Xavier student.

For Students: 

Efforts are made to reach-out to students who may be considered "at risk" for any reason.  Personal staff consultations, referrals to other on-campus resources, and guiding students to effectively navigate their college experience are central to our work for and on behalf of students.  Our goal is to improve the academic and social integration necessary to enhance the quality of the college experience for Xavier students.

We continue to assist students as they matriculate, from year to year, with programs that provide the following:

  • Financial support
  • Academic support
  • Social adjustment
  • Academic advising

Our hope is to retain and graduate the maximum number of students from each class-year group.

For Parents and Families

Developing strong partnerships with parents as they work with their students to overcome challenges, make important decisions, and plan for their future, is important to us.  We will answer questions and share as much information as possible, acknowledging that students over the age of 18 are adults.  Students are required to complete a FERPA (Family Educational and Rights to Privacy Act) release form should they wish parents to be able to discuss information considered to be part of their "educational record." For more information on FERPA, click here.

Simply put, the Office of Student Success and Parent/Family Outreach exists to help Xavier University students become Xavier University graduates.

Contact Us

Office of Student Success and Parent/Family Outreach
3800 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-1148
Phone: 513-745-3036
E-mail:

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Did You Know?

Xavier University #4 among all other Master's level Midwest universities according to the 2014 edition of US News & World Report.

Dates to Know

May 30: Deadline to apply for August graduation
June 3: Last day to withdraw from Education Session I
June 16: Last day for Undergrads to withdraw from Six-Week Session I
July 3: Last day to withdraw from Education Session II
July 8: Last day to withdraw from Education Session III
August 4: Last day for Undergrads to withdraw from Six-Week Session II or Midas courses
August 7: Last day to withdraw from Education Session IV or V
August 15: Official Summer 2014 graduation date- no ceremony
August 21: August 24: Manresa New Student Orientation
August 25: Fall Semester classes begin