The Xavier Experience

Xavier isn't just a place where you go to work and then go home. It's a community all its own, a place with activities and programs and places to eat. It's a place with unique spaces and interesting people and enlightening events. It's a place you can immerse yourself in and enrich your life in so many ways. It's a place that creates what we call The Xavier Experience.

Enjoy a sporting event

Xavier is a great place for sports. The Cintas Center was named one of the best arenas in the country to see a college basketball game. Being among the 10,250 people screaming for Xavier during a men's basketball game is something that must be experienced. Repeat after us: Let's Go X!

Eat in the Hoff Dining Commons

Our newly constructed dining hall offers a wide variety of menu items from five kitchens in an all-you-care-to-eat format. It's good food, too, prepared by chefs with culinary school degrees. Specially priced dining packages are also available for faculty and staff. Dig in.

Enjoy Interfaith Community Engagement

Xavier's a Jesuit Catholic university, but you don't have to be Catholic to work here. Our Office of Interfaith Community Engagement, the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice, or the Center for Mission and Identity, work to create and strengthen a sense of community among individuals of diverse faiths on campus, in Cincinnati, and on the regional and national levels.

Celebrate Mass at Bellarmine Chapel

Bellarmine Chapel sits, both literally and figuratively, in the heart of campus. But it's more than the place students pack for the 10:00 p.m. Sunday Mass. Bellarmine is a Catholic congregation of about 720 households from many neighborhoods in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area, all of whom come to campus every weekend to worship. The chapel is run by members of Xavier's Jesuit community. It's open daily for Mass, or as a place for quiet reflection and prayer during a mid-day break.

Grow with the Xavier Leadership Center

Students aren't the only ones who learn here. The Xavier Leadership Center (XLC) was founded on the belief that leadership is a way of living—a way of continuously evolving and advancing our own and other’s potential. To help create leaders, XLC offers both traditional one-day workshops on a wide range of subjects, to detailed programs tailored to specificlally meet the needs of your office. XLC has one focus: working with offices, groups or organizations to build their one true source of sustainable competitive advantage—their people—by innovating the practice of management and leadership.

Go on an Alternative Breaks

Xavier is based on a belief of service to others. As a result, we have become one of the nation's largest supporters of Alternative Break, a program in which students (under the leadership of faculty and staff) spend their Spring Break or Christmas Break in various parts of the world performing a service project. This might be fixing up homes in rural Appalachia or cleaning up beaches to help save sea turtles. So plan your spring break now. C'mon, you know you love sea turtles.

Get in shape at O'Connor

The O'Connor Sports Center is Xavier's on-campus fitness facility. It includes a six-lane, 25-meter indoor pool, three-court gymnasium, Hammer Strength room, Nautilus cardiovascular room, two racquetball/handball courts and a fitness studio. On your mark. Get set. Go.

Got art?

Xavier is filled with possible Picassos, and their work can be found at the University Art Gallery on the first floor of the A.B. Cohen Center. The gallery has are two exhibition spaces totaling 1,700 square feet that function as both an educational resource—hosting exhibitions by professional visual artists as well as students and faculty—and space for programs deemed to be of interest to the public.

Attend a theater production

Forget Redbox and Netflix. You want real entertainment? Xavier's student theater group, known as Xavier Players, will make you laugh, cry, be happy, be sad, smile, frown, get excited, get mad, dream, wonder and think—all before intermission. The students produce a wide variety of works—from improv comedy to serious drama—that is of the highest artistic quality and contributes to the cultural, political and social cre ativity of the world. The Gallagher Theater is pretty darn nice, too. So settle in. Dim the house lights. Raise the curtain. Aaaand, action.

Faculty/Staff Softball League

Our Faculty/Staff Summer Softball League is a great opportunity for you and you co-workers to get together for fun games of softball throughout the summer. Games are played at the Intramural Field on campus on Monday nights starting at 4:30 P.M. from June to August. Not only are the games a great opportunity to meet and connect with other faculty/staff on campus, but your office can win bragging rights as campus champs! We invite any and all faculty and staff members to come out and play and enjoy the good times had by all!

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