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Manresa Program

Integrated Learning Community

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

Manresa students are enrolled in a course taught by one of Fordham's most talented professor-scholars. Each professor also serves as the academic advisor and intellectual mentor to each student. Professor Robert Parmach, Freshman Dean, is Faculty Director of the program.

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

Manresa Program Seminar Offerings

Fordham College at Rose Hill Courses

  • Lost Interlocutor: Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Drug Discovery: From the Laboratory to the Clinic
  • Mind-Body Connection: Introduction to Behavioral Health
  • Spanish Colonialism Through Film
  • Sinners, Saints, and Stories

Gabelli School of Business Courses

  • Ground Floor
  • Lost Interlocutor: Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Sinners, Saints, and Stories

Manresa Program Pre-Application

Students are able to pre-apply to the Manresa Scholars Program via the Rose Hill Residential Life Housing Portal. Please check your Fordham Gmail account for information. In order to fill out your application, please prepare the following essay ahead of time:

Not exceeding 300 words, please articulate your understanding of a year-long commitment to the expectations and spirit of the Manresa Program and the community standards of the Loyola Hall Residential College.

Although you fill out the pre-application, you will still need to fill out your housing application through the my.fordham.edu webpage. Please be sure to select Loyola Hall as one of your top 3 choices. If you indicate Loyola Hall as a choice on the online Housing Application, you will be directed to the Manresa Program Course Selection page to indicate which seminars you are interested in. Additionally, you will receive a follow-up letter from Robert J. Parmach, Ph.D., assistant dean for freshmen. The selection process is first-come, first served.

Pre-Application for Integrated Learning Communities

Manresa, SILC, and Queen's Court (First-Year Students)

  • Opens: Monday, May 24, 2021, 4 p.m. EST
  • Closes: Monday, June 7, 2021, 4 p.m. EST