Manresa is our 4-day orientation program for all first year students, including commuters! Our orientation program focuses on making connections with other new students, upper class students, and Xavier faculty and staff. Manresa provides the opportunity for all new students to understand how to succeed here at Xavier transitionally, spiritually, and academically. Manresa typically begins with breakfast at 8:00am and ends with a fun event at 11:00pm. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all provided and there are designated breaks throughout the day. Commuters are encouraged to attend all late night events, including Playfair, Craig Karges, and more! Find out about Manresa...
From 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m., Commuter Students are invited to check into Manresa in the Cintas Center! Between 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. stop by the Commuter Meet and Eat in the Commuter Lounge on the 3rd Floor of the Gallagher Student Center and visit the Open Houses in Gallagher Student Center and the Conaton Learning Commons. Then, at 3:15 attend the Presidential Welcome & Community Celebration. Finally, Manresa starts when you meet your small group for the first time around 5:00 p.m!
Students do not need a parking pass during Manresa. However, all students are required to purchase a parking pass in order to park on campus starting August 22, 2016. Commuter students can purchase a commuter parking pass through Parking Services.
The Office of Commuter Services and Off-Campus Living serves the Xavier commuter population, defined as any student who lives off campus. The office and staff are a resource for commuter students and advocate for the unique needs and challenges of this student population. They are committed to providing services and programs that will enhance commuter involvement and connections to the Xavier community. When you get here, they will be more than willing to help you out!