Guidance Counselors

Holy Cross College Guidance CounselorsWelcome to Holy Cross College! As a small, private, liberal arts college in Notre Dame, Indiana, Holy Cross has been serving students for over 50 years. A four-year school with a heavy emphasis on relationship-based education, Holy Cross prepares each individual to be a competent employee, a responsible citizen, and a strong leader.

The easiest way to find out more about Holy Cross would be to contact the admission counselor for your school. Your counselor is the source of a wealth of information concerning Holy Cross and can provide you wealth any materials necessary.

What kind of student would be best served by Holy Cross?

The Holy Cross curriculum offers an experiential, relationship-based liberal arts program. This program focuses on forming students academically, socially, and experientially. The Four Pillars of Holy Cross form a foundation on which coursework builds upon. Holy Cross seeks to ingrain specific transferable skills into each class, producing well-rounded students with real-world skills. Any student seeking a small, liberal-arts college with a desire to become an experienced leader in the working world.

Our students, using their practical liberal arts education, are prepared to enter a variety of fields. Students find success in our classrooms because of the individual attention that students receive both in class and outside of the classroom.

Located adjacent to Saint Mary’s College and the University of Notre Dame, Holy Cross students can have the best of both worlds—a college community within a university setting.  The three CSC (Congregation of Holy Cross) institutions share a common Catholic mission and resources for student to enjoy, including libraries, marching band opportunities, ROTC programs, athletic events, and many student organizations.  So, even though our immediate community is small, our students are able to take part in a broader collegiate community which provides a wide variety of opportunities.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Holy Cross College. Feel free to refer your students to us if you think that they would be a good fit! Below are some convenient links to answer questions your students may have.

The Experience Matters
The Experience Matters

Take a colorful tour of life as a Holy Cross Saint and find out why we believe “The Experience Matters”.

The Experience Matters
Experience Notre Dame, Indiana
Experience Notre Dame, Indiana

Holy Cross College is located in the tri-campus community of Notre Dame, IN with access to academic, social, and spiritual opportunities at the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College.

Experience Notre Dame, Indiana
The Best of Both Worlds
The Best of Both Worlds

Holy Cross Saints are in small professor-led classrooms and active on their campus; yet they have the opportunity to get engaged in Notre Dame student life by joining the ND Marching Band or purchasing season football tickets.

The Best of Both Worlds
Go Saints!
Go Saints!

NAIA sports compete in the Chicagoland athletic conference and scholarships are available for student-athletes.

Go Saints!
ISO: Dawg Pound members
ISO: Dawg Pound members

Cheer on your friends alongside Basil and the HC Pep Band on our home courts and fields.

ISO: Dawg Pound members
Your home away from home
Your home away from home

Seven residence halls provide you with lifelong friendships and close proximity to a buzzing social life.

Your home away from home
It’s all about balance
It’s all about balance

Blending work and play is a part of the campus mission to educate hearts and minds.

It’s all about balance
Distinctly Catholic – Open to All
Distinctly Catholic – Open to All

With a variety of ways to engage in your faith life on campus we celebrate diversity and promote growth in mind, body, and spirit to all.

Distinctly Catholic – Open to All
What is Experiential Learning?
What is Experiential Learning?

Our completely unique “Four Pillars”

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Personal attention to your experience
Personal attention to your experience

We know our students personally and often by first name (meet Jacob pictured above). It’s our goal to tailor your educational experience to your career goal through our unique “Experiential Four Pillars” completed by all students.

Personal attention to your experience
Pillar 1: Service Learning Experience
Pillar 1: Service Learning Experience

All students join a service team to partner with a local organization for one semester to see the difference one person can make in a community.

Pillar 1: Service Learning Experience
Pillar 2: Classroom Experience
Pillar 2: Classroom Experience

With a 13:1 student to teacher ratio you’ll be in classes with professors who know your strengths and challenge and support you to continually improve.

Pillar 2: Classroom Experience
Pillar 3: Global Perspective Experience
Pillar 3: Global Perspective Experience

The world is your classroom. Experience life in Ghana, Peru, Nicaragua, India, Uganda and other exotic locations alongside your classmates.

Pillar 3: Global Perspective Experience
Pillar 3: Global Perspective Experience
Pillar 3: Global Perspective Experience

You’ll experience the culture, food, sights, and education of Holy Cross institutions across the globe.

Pillar 3: Global Perspective Experience
Global perspectives in your backyard
Global perspectives in your backyard

Every student will experience a full day domestic cultural immersion. Celebrate the richness of diversity alongside students and faculty by dining, dancing, and discussing which exists within our community.

Global perspectives in your backyard
Pillar 4: (Guaranteed) Professional Internship
Pillar 4: (Guaranteed) Professional Internship

100% of students will complete a professional internship before graduating. After helping you discover your passion we then help you develop it in a real-world setting alongside other industry leaders.

Pillar 4: (Guaranteed) Professional Internship
Capstone Presentation
Capstone Presentation

Think of it as a pre-interview preparation course. Every student will summarize their unique HC experience in a 45 minute multimedia presentation to a panel of internal and external evaluators before graduation. Your experience matters to employers!

Capstone Presentation
A day in the life of a Holy Cross freshman
A day in the life of a Holy Cross freshman

Meet Patrick (MI) and see what a typical day in his life on campus entails.

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Pre-Professional Majors & the Liberal Arts
Pre-Professional Majors & the Liberal Arts

Classes integrating both the physical and social sciences produce graduates ready to both understand and change the world after graduation.

Pre-Professional Majors & the Liberal Arts
Learn alongside leaders
Learn alongside leaders

Notre Dame, IN brings together some of the most creative, intelligent, and industrious minds from across the globe to your classroom. You’ll be with Ph.D. professors from day one as a student.

Learn alongside leaders
Live alongside mentors
Live alongside mentors

The campus president, and other Brothers of Holy Cross, live in residence alongside male residents. Females also have mentors in their residence halls.

Live alongside mentors
Walk the same hallways as “Rudy”
Walk the same hallways as “Rudy”

While most students come to Holy Cross for the four-year experience, we help every student get a “Rudy-esque” experience with cross-course registration with Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and others.

Walk the same hallways as “Rudy”
A common mission
A common mission

We’re 46556 to the core! Notre Dame, IN is its own city with lots to offer in terms of daily activities. Student leaders in the tri-campus “clover” collaborate weekly to keep you engaged in the community.

A common mission
Mind, BODY, and Spirit
Mind, BODY, and Spirit

All three are important to student growth – that’s why our Pfeil Recreation Center is available to all students daily until midnight.

Mind, BODY, and Spirit
A day in the life of a Holy Cross freshman
A day in the life of a Holy Cross freshman

Meet Sierra (UT) and see what a typical day in her life as a HC Saint entails

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#IHeartSouthBend
#IHeartSouthBend

South Bend has become a hub for recent college graduates to find gainful employment, follow their entrepreneurial dreams, and often welcomes interns to learn from their experiences.

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Experience South Bend
Experience South Bend

Pictured Billy (MN) and Emily (IN) playing with Br. Nich Perez, CSC at an open mic event in Downtown South Bend. Just one example of professors helping students grow in heart and mind.

Experience South Bend
Eyes on your future
Eyes on your future

With local market television affiliates, radio stations, and corporate headquarters for many companies students find unparalleled outlets for their creativity, passions, and beginnings for their career aspirations.

Eyes on your future
God, Country, Holy Cross
God, Country, Holy Cross

If you feel called to serve your country, know that Holy Cross students have access to the University of Notre Dame Army and Air Force ROTC programs.

God, Country, Holy Cross
A call to serve others
A call to serve others

Traditions at Holy Cross run deep, but few have a longer history than our annual service events. Pictured are students, faculty and staff gathering over Thanksgiving food baskets – purchased from donations – to feed 50+ area families each year.

A call to serve others
Picture yourself here
Picture yourself here

No matter the season or the semester, everyone agrees that HC is the place to be!

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The Experience Matters
The Experience Matters
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Gateway Program

The University of Notre Dame, in collaboration with Holy Cross College, created the Gateway Program. The program offers the opportunity for select students to enroll at Holy Cross College (Notre Dame, Indiana) for their first year of college with a guaranteed transfer agreement to Notre Dame for the start of the student’s sophomore year.

The Gateway curriculum has been designed to elevate students’ academic skills and productivity in preparation for transfer to Notre Dame for the sophomore year. Gateway students have found that being able to engage both in the Notre Dame and Holy Cross communities truly gives them a four-year collegiate experience.

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