Student Orientation

Manresa Schedule

With the newest Fall 2021 semester updates, classes will begin on Monday, August 16th. This will allow for all students to depart for Thanksgiving and complete finals remotely. Based upon our current knowledge, the Manresa Orientation Team and Office of Residence Life are actively working to create a move-in and orientation plan that creates opportunities for appropriate social distancing to keep the entire Xavier family safe.

Manresa \man-ree-sa\ n 1: Town in Spain where St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, reflected on his life. 2: Xavier's first-year orientation, designed to introduce students to campus and each other before classes begin.

Manresa will take place on Thursday, August 12 - Sunday, August 15, 2021, and ALL incoming first year students (commuter and residential) are expected to attend.

Students should anticipate being on campus and fully available to participate in orientation activities during the entirety of the period. We will share additional information, including details on social distancing guidelines and University protocols to ensure our commitment to campus safety.

The Manresa schedule is now available!

Manresa for Families


Welcome to Xavier! We are so excited you and your student are joining our community. Please view the schedule below for more information about Parent, Family, and Guest programming.

Manresa 2021 Parent, Family, & Guest Schedule


Contact Manresa through email at or call (513)-745-3754. Our friendly Manresa Core members will provide answers to all of your questions.