Student Orientation

Commuter Students

Photo of a Manresa leader leading a group of (Communter) students


Are you an incoming first year and plan to commute to campus? If yes, you are eligible to join the Office of Student Involvement and Commuter Services for a Commuter Pre-Orientation! In this 1-day program, commuter students will have the opportunity to meet other incoming commuter students, hear from key resources through a commuter student lens, engage with commuter peer mentors, and hopefully have some fun along the way!
This program is completely free of charge and includes breakfast and lunch. If you are interested, please register below. Registration will close on Thursday, July 13th.
For questions or more information, please email Sophie Stewart,

Commuter Student Orientation: Manresa

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 at Xavier socially, spiritually, and academically. Manresa typically begins with breakfast around 8:00am and ends with a fun event around 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, Illusionist Craig Karges, and more! Find out about Manresa...

Commuter Welcome

On the first day of Manresa, Commuter Students are invited to check into Manresa and attend the Commuter Meet and Greet in the Gallagher Student Center, visit the All for One Shop, and get to know campus. More information regarding this event will be available soon.

Commuter Services

The Office of Commuter Services serves the Xavier commuter population by being a resource for commuter students and advocating for the unique needs and challenges of commuting to campus. 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!

Manresa Parking

Students will park in the Cohen Lot during Manresa and 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, 2022. Commuter students can purchase a commuter parking pass through parking services or the student hub.



Take Exit 7 (Route 562, Norwood Lateral). Exit at Reading Road (Route 42). Turn right off the exit onto Reading Road. At the third light, take a left onto Victory Parkway. Turn left onto Dana. Turn left onto Montgomery. Turn left at the first light onto Cleneay. Turn right into the Cohen entrance, then park in the Cohen lot.


Turn right onto Duck Creek. Turn right onto Montgomery. Continue on Montgomery through the intersection of Dana and Montgomery. Turn left at the next light onto Cleneay. Turn right into the Cohen entrance, then park in the Cohen lot.


Take Dana Avenue Exit 5. Turn right off of the exit onto Dana. Turn right onto Montgomery. From Montgomery, turn left at the first light onto Cleneay. Turn right into the Cohen entrance, then park in the Cohen lot.