What is Manresa?
SOCIAL CONNECTION: Manresa is your chance to connect with classmates, upper-class student leaders, and the campus community. You experience the program in a small group, which gives you the opportunity to
create connections that may last for years to come. Manresa wouldn't be complete without our evening entertainment and social events including Playfair, Illusionist Craig Karges, and more!
ACADEMICS: Your Xavier academic experience kicks off during Manresa! You have the opportunity to attend academic focused interest sessions, meet with your academic advisor, and learn more about your intended major. A culminating event is our
Common Reading Experience program which includes a speaker and faculty book discussion.
IGNATIAN HERITAGE: We are proud of our strong Ignatian heritage, and during Manresa our goal is to introduce the tradition to you. In fact, the program is named for the town in Spain where Saint Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order, took time to reflect on his life: past, present, and future. Manresa gives you the opportunity to look back on your past, enjoy your present, and set goals for your future.
COMMUNITY: Xavier is a community with strong traditions and values. Manresa welcomes you to this community. You are now part of something bigger than yourself and we're glad you are here!
Orientation staff is made up of Manresa Core, Group Leaders, Staff, and a Graduate Intern and is responsible for assisting in the organization and preparation of all aspects of Manresa.