Admitted Students

Welcome to Holy Cross College!

Congratulations on your admission to Holy Cross! We believe that your academic achievements, extracurricular involvement, and diverse experiences make you a great fit for our campus community. We know you have a lot to consider, so we are here to help you discern your journey with Holy Cross by providing all the information you need to make the best decision for your future! We are excited for you and hope you will be joining us as a Holy Cross Saint. We are confident that you will make a significant contribution to our campus and be transformed by your Holy Cross experience.

The information below will help you take the next steps to officially join the Holy Cross family.

Contact Information

Get to know your admissions counselor at Holy Cross. Your admissions counselor is your personal guide and connection to all things Holy Cross. You are encouraged to email and call your counselor with any questions or requests that you have. We are here to help!

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Other important contacts at Holy Cross College:

Office of Admissions (574) 239-8400
Brooke Hines
Financial Aid Counselor (574) 239-8408
Brian Howard
Dean, Academic Support Services
Academic Advising
FAQs (574) 239-8384
Dorene Muszer
Bursar (Student Accounts and Payments)
FAQs (574) 239-8403
Bill McKenney
Dean of Students
Director of Residence Life and Housing (574) 239-8390
Carlos Centellas
First Generation Student Coordinator
Hablo Español (810) 494-3794

HCC Student Portal

Within the Holy Cross College portal, you can view and accept your financial aid award, make a tuition payment, and access other financial, housing, and academic information, including course descriptions, and much more. Your unique username and password is provided on your Admitted Student Checklist included in your admission packet. If you have misplaced your username and password, contact the Office of Admissions for help.

Login to your HCC Portal

Plan a Campus Visit

There are many visit options for admitted students:

Admitted Student Days are specially designed visit days just for admitted students and their families. During your visit, you’ll meet future classmates, future professors, and learn all about the Holy Cross experience from those who know it best—our current students. Click on your preferred Admitted Student Day below to register:

  • Monday, February 19, 2018 (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET)
  • Friday, April 06, 2018 (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET)
    Overnight stay in campus residence halls on Thursday, April 5, available!
  • Monday, April 30, 2018 (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET)
    Overnight stay in campus residence halls on Sunday, April 29, available!

Preview Days are designed for underclassmen and prospective students who have not yet applied, but admitted students are welcome to attend to learn more about Holy Cross. These visits include an admissions information session, financial aid presentation, a student-led campus tour, and much more! Click on your preferred visit day below to register:

  • Monday, January 29, 2018 (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET)
  • Monday, March 26, 2018 (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET)

Information Sessions and Tours are offered most days classes are in session and are designed to best fit your busy schedule! You choose the day you’d like to visit, and we will be ready to show you around our campus. This visit option includes a one-on-one meeting with an admissions counselor to have your questions answered followed by a student-led campus tour. You’ll also receive a complimentary meal in Siegfried Dining Hall for you and your guests!

Click to register for an individual information session and campus tour

Campus Housing

At Holy Cross College, we take pride in building a vibrant academic, faith, and social community. To that end, we require all full-time first year and sophomore students to live on campus in our residence halls. Students living on campus have the unique opportunity to meet and live with individuals they otherwise would not have the opportunity to know, and often build friendships that remain strong long after they leave Holy Cross. Plus, research indicates that students who live on campus are more satisfied with their college experience, earn higher grade point averages, and are more likely to graduate on time.

Click to learn more about residence life and our six on-campus residence halls

Before we can reserve a room for you in one of our residence halls, you must complete the following:

  1. Submit your $200 enrollment deposit
  2. Submit your $200 housing deposit
  3. Complete and submit a housing application

Housing assignments are prioritized based on the date of deposit payments and housing application submission.

Some students may qualify for an exemption and be released from the two-year, on-campus living requirement. For example, those students who will live at home with parents or guardians and commute daily to campus are encouraged, but not required, to live on campus.

Click to determine if you qualify for a housing exemption and view next steps for requesting an exemption

Apply for Need-Based Financial Aid 

All admitted students are encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for federal, state, and/or Holy Cross need-based assistance. After your FAFSA has been received and reviewed, a Holy Cross financial aid award will be mailed to your home and posted to your HCC portal. The priority FAFSA deadline is March 15.

Click to visit the Office of Financial Aid website

Confirm Your Enrollment

Ready to officially join Holy Cross College? To reserve your seat in the class, you must indicate your intention to enroll by submitting a $200 enrollment deposit and, if applicable, a $200 housing deposit. We ask that you submit your deposit(s) on or before May 1, 2018. Deposits will be accepted after May 1, 2018 as space allows.

Click to learn how to submit your deposit(s)

SOAR—Summer Orientation

All new students are required to attend a Saints Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) day at Holy Cross College. During SOAR you will register for classes with an academic advisor, learn about campus resources, and meet other new students. Your enrollment deposit must be submitted before registering for SOAR.

New students must attend one of the following orientation days. Space for each day is limited, so early registration is recommended. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend!

Monday, June 11, 2018 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET) (registration closed)
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET) (registration closed)
Friday, June 22, 2018 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET) (registration closed)

Important Dates

October 1, 2017 FAFSA for academic year 2018-2019 available
February 2018 Housing application opens
February 19, 2018 Admitted Student Day
March 15, 2018 FAFSA priority deadline
April 6, 2018 Admitted Student Day
Fall semester tuition payment plan enrollment opens
April 15, 2018 Final FAFSA deadline to be considered for Indiana state assistance (IN residents only)
April 30 Admitted Student Day
May 1, 2018 Priority confirmation deadline (enrollment and housing deposits due)
June 11, 2018 SOAR (summer orientation option 1)
June 12, 2018 SOAR (summer orientation option 2)
June 22, 2018 SOAR (summer orientation option 3)
July 1, 2018 Deadline to accept or decline financial aid awards via HCC portal
August 1, 2018 Fall tuition due
Fall semester tuition payment plan registration deadline
August 18-20, 2018 Welcome Weekend and move-in
October 12, 2018 Spring semester tuition payment plan enrollment opens 
January 1, 2019 Spring tuition due
Spring semester tuition payment plan registration deadline

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

August 21, 2018 Fall semester classes begin
October 13-21, 2018 Fall break (residence halls are closed, reopen noon October 21)
November 21-25 2018 Thanksgiving break
December 10-14, 2018 Final exams
December 15, 2018 Christmas break begins (residence halls are closed)
January 14, 2019 Residence halls open
January 15, 2019 Spring semester classes begin
March 9-17, 2019 Spring break (residence halls are closed, reopen at noon March 17)
April 19-22, 2019 Easter break
May 6-10, 2019 Final exams (residence halls close at 6:00 p.m. May 10)