Student Orientation



Manresa, Xavier's New Student Orientation, is a four-day program designed to introduce you and other new Musketeers to Xavier's campus. This is an opportunity to meet the people who will help shape the next few years of your life. In addition to large group programs, you will participate in small-group activities with other new students and experienced upperclass leaders to learn all about campus so you'll be ready to start your Xavier journey.



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!


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. You will also learn more about the First-Year Seminar, Goa First-Year Co-Curricular Program, and Peer Mentor Program.


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.


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!


Plan to arrive to campus during the early afternoon of Thursday, August 18, between 12:00pm-1:30pm and to return home each night. 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, August 21. We will have more specific information when we release our detailed schedule of events.

*Please visit our Commuter Student page for more information*


First Year Move-In is Wednesday, August 17 and Thursday, August 18! You should plan to sign up for your arrival time through the Housing Self Service portal in July. More information on the move-in times and arrival time registration will be available soon!

In order to best meet your travel needs, you must register for your arrival time through the Housing Self Service website. Arrival times will be available first-come, first-served based on residence hall.

*Please visit our Resident Student page for more information*