Manresa Program

About the Program

Manresa (proper noun): a town in Spain where the founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius Loyola, underwent a radical change of spirit; an Integrated Learning Community where FCRH and GABELLI students come together to grow in knowledge of the world and to develop their intellectual and spiritual gifts.

St. Ignatius at cave in Manresa, Spain

The newly renovated Loyola Hall is home to approximately 125 first-year Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) and Gabelli School of Business (GABELLI) students in the Manresa Scholars Program. It houses classrooms that are equipped with SMART technology, a kitchen, study nooks, ample event space, and the St. Ignatius Loyola Chapel.

As a Manresa Scholar, you are enrolled in a course taught by one of Fordham's most talented professor-scholars. Each professor also serves as your academic advisor and intellectual mentor.

The Residence Hall Staff in Loyola Hall consists of one full-time resident director, four resident assistants, four live-in academic tutors, and one Jesuit priest-in-residence. This staff complements the academic experience by expanding your intellectual, spiritual, and social growth within the residential setting through a variety of regular and enriching programs.

Professor Robert Parmach, Freshman Dean of FCRH, is the Faculty Director of the Manresa Scholars Program. If you have any questions about the Program, please contact him.

(Image courtesy of Acadian House Publishing)

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The word "community" seems overused in college brochures, but somehow, the Manresa Program embodies its definition in every sense, academically, spiritually, and socially. Here, core Jesuit values of social justice and care for the whole person aren't just taught; they're practiced.

- Georgie Siller, Manresa Scholar