Road to Xavier

Road to Xavier

The Xavier Experience

Whether in-person or online, learn more about being a Musketeer and how the Xavier experience will be the best 4 years of your life.


Rec Sports

Interested in learning more about the recreation center? Want to figure out how to get involved in intramural or club sports? Join us on June 15 at 7 PM EST for an information session on all things recreational sports.

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Summer Send-Offs

We’re so excited to have you on campus this fall, but we’re ready to kick off your Xavier experience this summer! Come celebrate with us in person at one our Summer Send-Off events and you’ll be able to connect with Xavier staff and meet other students from your area.

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Housing - Room Selection

Residence Life staff is back for another housing Zoom session on June 8 at 7 PM EST. If you have questions about the room selection process and living on campus this fall, you don’t want to miss this!

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On Campus Employment

Xavier offers a variety of opportunities for students to work in part-time positions on-campus and off-campus – giving you the chance to start building your resume! If you’re interested in finding a campus job, join us on June 1 at 7 PM EST to learn more and get your questions answered.

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Emotional Wellbeing Summer Session

Emotional health is a critical topic for college students and Xavier is committed to providing care for the whole person. Join members of Xavier’s Counseling Services team on May 25 at 7 PM EST to learn about the resources available to you during your time at Xavier.

Watch the Emotional Wellbeing Summer Session Recording

Full Summer Session Schedule

Parent Q&A

The college transition process comes with a lot of questions and we know parents have them too! Watch this recording of our Parent Q&A from May 11 to get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions parents have about helping their students prepare for a future at Xavier.

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Your Fall Schedule and More! Summer Session

The Success Team will be hosting a Zoom session on May 18 at 7 PM EST. If you have general questions about fall registration or transfer credit, get your answers directly from current success coaches! 

Watch the "Your Fall Schedule and More!" Recording

Full Summer Session Schedule

Roommate Pairing

Residence Life staff provides an overview of the housing and roommate pairing process. Check out the recording of this session from May 4 if you’re planning to live on campus this fall.

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Summer Sessions

If you and your family have questions about transitioning to college, we're here for you. We'll be hosting a variety of zoom sessions where both students and parents are welcome to learn more about resources at Xavier, life on campus and your success as a Musketeer!

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Meet the Class of 2025

Xavier University’s Class of 2025 is growing every day, so it's time to meet some future Musketeers. Once you've committed to Xavier, share your celebration photo with us to receive a custom Xavier t-shirt. Then, you’ll be featured here too!

Class of 2025

Senior Signing Photo Dump

We’re celebrating new Musketeers at our Senior Signing Events this month! If you’ve already attended, find your photos from the event:

XU 2025

Your commitment to Xavier shows your commitment to your future. Making your commitment is the final step of your journey to officially becoming a Musketeer!

April 27 Student Panel

Join us this week as we'll have current Xavier students share their own Xavier experiences and answer questions from future Musketeers like you. Our panel features Josie Schlangen, Maddie Mercado, Bryan Coley, and Carson Rayhill. 

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Next Steps

Now that we're approaching summer, it's time to start thinking about what comes next in your journey to become a Musketeer. Over the next few weeks you'll have the chance to register for classes, sign up for your housing choice, and make the final arrangements for your transition to campus. Continue to complete the steps in your Road to Xavier to-do list and you'll be that much closer to beginning your Xavier experience!

April 20 Student Panel

Join us this week as we'll have current Xavier students share their own Xavier experiences and answer questions from future Musketeers like you. Our panel features Jake Schlangen, Camille McDonald, Jon Zink, and Mia Lynd.

Watch the recording here

Student Testimonials

The Xavier experience is different for every Musketeer, but the outcome is always the same: a life-changing impact. Discover firsthand what makes our students' journeys through Xavier so transformational.

Student Testimonials

Message to Freshman Self

There's a lot that can happen between freshman and senior year. While many of those things are pretty amazing, some tend to make you wish they never happened. The good news: those losses usually turn into life lessons that just make you a wiser version of your freshman self.

Spring on Campus

The flowers are in bloom. Campus is gorgeous. The weather is *chef's kiss* perfect. Graduation is right around the corner.

Rediscover Cincinnati

So, you think you know Cincinnati. Maybe you’ve been to the baseball games, tried the chili and paddled on the Ohio. But have you ever taken the time to explore its lively festivals or quaint neighborhoods? Have you ever browsed the eclectic shops and subtly hidden gems of the city along its bustling avenues? When you come to Xavier, you get the chance to truly rediscover Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Highlights

April 13 Student Panel

Join us this week as we'll have current Xavier students share their own Xavier experiences and answer questions from future Musketeers like you. Our panel features Chloe McKee, Marcela Gonzalez, Domenic Christiansen, and Gabby Hogan.

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Xavier's Commuter Community

Xavier calms the nerves that often come with commuting. In fact, our commuters have their own community dedicated to providing them with the support they need to thrive and enjoy an ultimate Xavier experience.

Commuter Information

The Exceptional Xavier Candidate

Are you interested in learning about how Xavier students find jobs and internships? Or what makes a Xavier candidate stand out to employers? Get your questions answered during The Exceptional Xavier Candidate: Employer Panel on Wednesday, April 14 at 7 PM EST.

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Explore XU

Our campus is open to visitors and we’ve expanded our Explore XU events to every Saturday and Sunday through May 1. You’ll have the opportunity to talk with current Xavier students, meet professors and staff, and have access inside all campus buildings, including residence halls. Need another reason to register? Earn a $1,000 event grant just for attending. We can’t wait to welcome you and your family!

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Academic Department Sessions

We will be hosting Department Sessions for select majors via zoom on Wednesday, March 10 and Wednesday, April 7 from 7:00-8:00PM EST. Faculty from each department will be available to give you information about your major and answer any questions you may have. This will be a great opportunity to meet other students in your area of study!

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Student Panel

Join us this week as we'll have current Xavier students share their own Xavier experiences and answer questions from future Musketeers like you. Our panel features Lauren King, Ian Gallo, Olivia Dyrnes, Brad Terry.

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Day One Program

The Day One Program makes getting your required course materials one of the easiest things you'll do as you start your Xavier experience. Take the guess work out of textbook selection and let us take care of the cost of your rented textbooks. Set yourself up for success by ensuring you have the right textbooks and course materials ahead of time all while saving money from day one.

Xavier Day One Program

Academic Resources

Being a Musketeer comes with an all-access pass to Xavier's academic resources. Take advantage of the support we provide our students academically across the board by utilizing our Writing Center, Math Lab and Tutoring Services to ensure your success.

Student Panel

Join us this week as we'll have current Xavier students share their own Xavier experiences and answer questions from future Musketeers like you. Our panel features members and leaders of different diversity organizitions from around campus.

WATCH THE RECORDING HERE

Center for Faith and Justice

We challenge and support students as they deepen their spiritual lives, pursue justice and promote pluralism. Through faith development, education for social change and dialogue, we seek to equip students to live in a diverse world where faith matters and justice is imperative.

First-Year Student Opportunities

Happy Easter Xavier Nation

This Easter, after a long and trying year, we stand in the hope and new life that is found in the resurrection as we look to the future. Our very own Father Graham encourages the entire Xavier community to view it as a symbol of a better tomorrow yet to come.

Xavier University | Unity Formed through Faith

The student body at Xavier is representative of a diverse range of faith traditions and backgrounds. Part of our mission at the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice (CFJ) is to help students deepen their spiritual lives as well as to engage with those of diverse faith and cultural perspectives around them.

Faith and Worship at Xavier

Manresa - 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. Manresa is a spectacular event that sets the tone for your entire Xavier experience! You'll spend the next four years making incredible memories as a Musketeer. It's only right we make the start of it unforgettable. The scheduled dates for Manresa are Thursday, August 12, 2021 - Sunday, August 15, 2021.

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Student Panel

Join us this week as we'll have four current Xavier students share their own Xavier experiences and answer questions from future Musketeers like you. Our panel features Maddy Getschow, Robbie Dzierzanowski, Garrett Willie, and Victoria Beaumont.

WATCH THE RECORDING HERE

Xavier's Signature Experience

The First Year Experience doesn't only establish Xavier's core curriculum. It reveals what's at the core of being a Musketeer. Learn how you'll lay a solid foundation to build on over the next four years of your Xavier experience.

Experience Campus Life

Student Wellness

At Xavier, we take a holistic approach to education. This means a focus on collegiate health, going beyond academics to cater to students on a spiritual, emotional and mental level. Learn how we've created an environment for Musketeers in which it's ok to not always be ok.

  • The Wellbeing Toolkit offers resources and reflections for each of the eight dimensions of wellbeing.
  • Follow Xavier Wellbeing @xuwellbeing on Instagram for posts promoting wellbeing on Xavier’s campus.
  • Through Xavier’s partnership with TriHealth, wellbeing coaching sessions are available for all Xavier students at no cost.

Clubs and Organizations

160 plus clubs and organizations set the tone for an invigorating and versatile Xavier experience. As a Musketeer, you'll have numerous opportunities to get involved and stay engaged in student life through activities that fit you best.

Xavier Clubs

Student Panel

Join us this week as we'll have four current Xavier students share their own Xavier experiences and answer questions from future Musketeers like you. Our panel features Lauren Stinnett (SAC), Mareea Beasley (BSA), Thomas Grandon (xtreme fans), and Carly Whitmore (AB).

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Xavier Basketball and Cintas Center

At Xavier, basketball isn't just a team sport. The entire Xavier nation comes out to play. The Cintas Center is home to this resilient spirit of unity. It's also the welcome mat for incoming students and the launch pad that sends them off toward their futures when they graduate. This, is where Xavier happens.

Service at Xavier

Here at Xavier, pouring back into the community is at the heart of who we are and what we do. As Musketeers, we put service into action.

Study Abroad

The Xavier experience can take you places long before you graduate. Musketeers are explorers and we believe learning isn't limited to just the classroom. Discover the awakening that may be waiting for you abroad.

Study Abroad at Xavier

Major Quiz

Xavier offers more than 90 majors and 60 minors to undergraduate students. If you’re unsure what to major in, take our quiz to see what options might be a good fit for you. Plus, Xavier offers an Exploratory program that can help you figure this out during your first year.

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Student Panel

This week, we'll have five current Xavier students join us to talk about their own Xavier experiences and answer questions from future Musketeers like you. Our panel features Connor Impson, Aislinn Florio, Matt McAllister, Marina Salazar, and Tristan Shafer.

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Covid Testimonials

COVID-19 affected the entire Xavier community, but our student Musketeers certainly felt the brunt of its impact. Learn how Xavier continues to ensure a seamless transition from traditional to remote learning all while still providing a rewarding student experience.

Residence Hall Tours

Residence hall life is the pulse of the Xavier experience. Get ready to build your community, find your niche and discover the numerous amenities our residence hall facilities offer Musketeers!

First-Year Residence Halls

Brockman Hall
Buenger Hall
Kuhlman Hall
Husman Hall

Residence Hall Details

Student Panel

Our first student panel of the year will feature some of Xavier’s Resident Assistants! Savannah Schenkel, Caitlin Fox, Riley Beausoleil, and Jacob Lyons will be available to answer whatever questions you have about living on campus and working as an RA.

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Campus Highlights

Xavier's campus is always flowing with life. Every day, Musketeers feed off of the energy that surges through campus to power an unforgettable Xavier experience.

Campus Dining

There's always good eats at Xavier's award-winning Hoff Dining Hall. No matter what you have a taste for, the "Caf" has your cravings covered.

Campus Safety | Campus Police

At Xavier, we pride ourselves on providing a secure campus and community for our students, faculty and staff. Learn from our very own Chief of Police, Rob Warfel, how we work diligently to keep you and campus safe.

Student Success Presentation

As a new Musketeer, every student is assigned a Success Team that will help them navigate the start of their college experience. In this presentation, Assistant Director of Student Success, Whitney Menser, will discuss who makes up that team and other tips for reaching your goals at Xavier.

Career Development

"The Career Development Office blessed me with a welcoming space to explore the endless options Xavier and the world had to offer. From what I wanted to study to where I wanted to intern/ get my first full-time job, my Career Coach and the entire CDO staff were there to support me."

Carolanne Zelis
Xavier University 2021

Career Development Website

Xavier's Campus Resources

We encourage all new students to take advantage of the various resources Xavier has to offer them. With many different offices across campus, we wanted to give you a brief overview of what you can expect from each of them.

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Financial Aid Presentation

Jason Slayton, Assistant Director of Student Financial Services, will walk you through the financial aid process in this video presentation. Topics covered include how to access your package through Road to Xavier, merit awards, FAFSA tips, and other financial aid resources.

Admission Counselor Financial Aid Panel

If you have financial aid questions, we want to answer them! Join a group of Xavier’s admission counselors during their Q+A on Tuesday, February 9 at 7 pm EST to chat about all things financial aid.

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FAFSA Tips


The 2021-2022 FAFSA opened on October 1.

Why Wait? You can use information from your 2019 income tax return to complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA. To file the FAFSA either visit the FAFSA website at fafsa.ed.gov or download the myStudentAid mobile app. 

  • Xavier's federal school code: 003144
  • Use your legal name as it appears on the social security card.
  • Do not leave any items blank, unless indicated to do so. Otherwise enter a 0 (zero).
  • Questions about FAFSA? Send an email to: xuadmit@xavier.edu for assistance.

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Student Employment/Work Study

Through Xavier’s on-campus jobs and work study opportunities, students are able to connect professionally with faculty and staff. There are also many off-campus jobs nearby that allow students to keep building their resumes.

Student Employee Spotlights

Career Development

"The Career Development Office blessed me with a welcoming space to explore the endless options Xavier and the world had to offer. From what I wanted to study to where I wanted to intern/ get my first full-time job, my Career Coach and the entire CDO staff were there to support me. To summarize, the kindness and energy the CDO shares with students catalyzes their professional aspirations to engage with the world and make it their own."

Carolanne Zelis
Xavier University 2021

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Xavier's Virtual Campus Tour

Explore our virtual tour to get a 360-degree view of Xavier’s academic buildings, beautifully landscaped lawns, dorms and our brand new recreational health and wellness center.

Welcome to Xavier

View a special welcome message from Fr. Graham, Xavier president for over 20 years.

With Fr. Graham announcing his retirement, we won’t just be welcoming a new class to Xavier this year, but also a new Xavier president. Get to know Dr. Colleen Hanycz ahead of time and get excited to join the family with her.

Faces of Xavier

Our students and faculty, some of which you can get to know here, know that the face of Xavier is seen in every member of the community. Together, we all represent what it means to be a Musketeer.

Faces of Xavier

The Admission Presentation

Haven’t had a chance to visit campus yet? Tim Wilmes, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission, is on it! Take a few moments to check out our admission presentation from the comfort and security of your home.

Connect With Your Admission Counselor

As you navigate the college search, you and your family will likely have questions regarding your admission process. Utilize your Admission Counselor as a partner and resource by reaching out at any time!

Find Your Admission Counselor

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