Student Orientation

Orientation Staff


Join the Team

Manresa Core 

Interested in being part of the group of 5 student leaders that helps create, plan, and execute the 4 day First Year Student Orientation Program, Manresa?!

If you have...

  • Served on the orientation team previously
  • Have a passion for the Xavier community
  • Have some creative ideas on how to make the program even better

This is the position for you!! Applications are live now, and due on October 29, 2021 by 5pm. Interviews will be held the week of November 1, 2021.

Explore the links below for how to apply, specific position descriptions, the link to apply, and the link for your TWO recommendations

How to Apply

Position Descriptions

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Manresa Orientation Team

If you have a passion for Xavier, an interest in welcoming the Class of 2026 to Xavier, and want to get involved you should consider applying for the Manresa Orientation Team!

The application will open in early November and the selection process for the Orientation Team takes place in January and February. 

All students interested in applying for the Orientation Team must complete the One App by January 31 each year.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Rumball, Assistant Director of Student Involvement for Orientation & Transitions Programs.

Check Out Manresa Core 2021

The Manresa Core is comprised of five student leaders that create, plan, and execute the 4-day First Year Student Orientation Program for Xavier University. If you have any questions for them please send an email to

Brooke Gibbons

Class: 2023

Major: Nursing

Favorite Xavier Memory: Running a half marathon in Disney World with the Distance for Dreams club!


Dayton Ward

Class: 2023

Major: Health Services Administration

Favorite Xavier Memory: Camping out for the Villanova v.s. Xavier basketball game!


Ditto Rajpal

Class: 2023

Major: Business

Favorite Xavier Memory: Playing the bass drum with the Xavier Pep Band during Musketeer Madness!


Grace O'Connell

Class: 2022

Major: Health Services Administration

Favorite Xavier Memory: Planning XavierFest with the Student Activities Council and watching my classmates and friends enjoy the event!


Liam Flannery

Class: 2022

Major: Political Science

Favorite Xavier Memory: Going to a Muskies After Dark event with my friends!

Assistant Director

Elizabeth Rumball is the Assistant Director of Student Involvement for Orientation & Transition Programs. Liz is responsible for the supervision for the Manresa Core and Orientation Team. She provides direction on all aspects of Xavier's orientation programming, including Manresa, Transfer, APEX, and Spring Semester Orientations. Email Liz for more information about orientation.

Graduate Intern

Tine Sokun is the New Student Orientation Graduate Intern. Her role focuses on creating an impactful Transfer Orientation program, collaborating with Manresa Core to create important training pieces, and shaping the Manresa program. She is about to start her second year in the Master's of College Student Personnel at Bowling Green Statue University and is an Alumni of Xavier.