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Commuter Students

With the newest Fall 2020 semester updates, classes will begin on Monday, August 17th which is a week earlier than originally planned. This will allow for all students to depart for Thanksgiving and complete finals remotely. Please know the entire Manresa Orientation Team and Residence Life is actively working to create a move-in and orientation plan that creates opportunities for appropriate social distancing to keep the entire Xavier family safe. This year will look different as we are developing new traditions to keep the health and safety of our entire community in mind. We understand your excitement to start planning for August, but please hold off until you hear from the Manresa Orientation Team and Residence Life for further plans and details. We are looking forward to welcoming you to campus in a safe and responsible way in August!

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 here at Xavier transitionally, 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 Eat in the Arrupe Overlook on the 1st Floor of the Gallagher Student Center, visit the All for One Shop, and get to know campus beginning at 1pm. 

Manresa Parking


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 17th, 2020. Commuter students can purchase a commuter parking pass through parking services or the student hub.

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 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!