Get ready for the start of four unforgettable years.

Manresa is much more than your typical college move-in experience. Over the course of four days, our welcoming squad of upperclassmen will get you moved in, introduce you to your academic advisor and show you the ropes of all things Xavier. And we’ll connect you with a group of other new Musketeers to experience Manresa with—setting you up with new friendships that last well beyond your time here.

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Manresa Schedule

The Manresa schedule is packed with everything from campus explorations to hilarious icebreaker games, ensuring you kickstart your college journey with a whole lot of fun. Thursday, Aug. 17 through  Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023.

Manresa Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

Find quick answers to the most common questions parents and students have about Manresa.

Frequently Asked Questions
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Recap of Manresa, Move-In and Week of Welcome 2023

You can get a preview of what’s ahead through photo and video highlights from last year’s Manresa, move-in and Week of Welcome.

Recap of Manresa and Week of Welcome 2023

More Information

Xavier is a community with strong traditions and values. Manresa welcomes you to this community.

Resident Students

First Year Move-In is Aug. 16-17, 2023. You should plan to sign up for your arrival time through the Housing Self Service portal. Arrival times will be available first-come, first-served based on residence hall. Please visit our Resident Student Orientation page for more information.

Commuter Students

Plan to arrive during the early afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 17, between noon-1:30 p.m. Manresa programming typically begins early each morning and continues through 10:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m. each night. The program concludes in the early afternoon on Sunday, Aug. 21. Please visit our Commuter Student Orientation page for more information.

Parents and Families

Whether the college transition is new or familiar for you, Manresa's purpose is to make the transition into Xavier as fun, informative, and worry-free as possible for families and students. Please visit our Manresa for Parents and Families page for more information.

Orientation Staff

Interested in being part of the group of student leaders that helps create, plan and execute the Manresa New Student Orientation? Visit our Manresa Orientation Staff page for more information.

Our 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.