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Holy Cross College is a Catholic, residential, coed, four-year institution of higher learning, offering an applied liberal arts curriculum. It was founded in 1966 and continues to be conducted by the Brothers of Holy Cross a society of lay religious men within the Congregation of Holy Cross (CSC) who take vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience as a way to more creatively and intimately serve the mission of our Savior Jesus Christ, His Body – the Church, and the needs of the world. Brothers of Holy Cross serve through ministries which educate and sensitize persons to the need of the world for justice and peace.

At a Glance

Holy Cross College is a Catholic, co-ed, residential college offering Bachelor of Arts degrees
Location: 150 acre wooded campus in Notre Dame, Indiana
Founded: 1966
Mascot: “Saints”
Undergraduate Enrollment: 500
Student Body: Holy Cross students are a diverse group representing more than 30 states and a dozen countries. Enrollment is approximately 60% male and 40% female. Racial mix varies in any given year but roughly mirrors the US population.
Affiliation: Congregation of Holy Cross (C.S.C.)
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018): $28,784 annual
Room & Board (2017-2018): $11,002 annual
Degree Programs: Holy Cross offers majors and minors in Biology, Business, Communications, Education, English Literature, History, Liberal Studies, Psychology, Theology, and Visual Arts. Also offer minors in Global Perspectives, Leadership and Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Spanish, and Sports Management
Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA): Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Golf, Tennis, and Soccer.
Club Athletics: Cheerleading, Men’s Lacrosse

NAIA Guide for the college-bound student-athlete

Holy Cross College to Hold Annual Golf Outing

Holy Cross College to Hold Annual Golf Outing

Arnold Palmer once said, “What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.” Well, it may not be an inspiring painting or a glorious piece of writing, but Holy Cross College’s Annual Golf Outing at Blackthorn Golf Club is sure to be a masterpiece.

The 2018 event will be held on Friday, July 13 at Blackthorn Golf Club, a beautiful course located on the west side of South Bend. Situated on 226 acres, Blackthorn offers broad fairways framed by 78 bunkers, while wetlands, ponds, and native prairie grasses lead to subtly contoured and swept-up-tiered bent grass greens. Each of Blackthorn’s holes has a distinct flow and character all its own.

Registration check-in for the golf outing begins at 12:00 p.m., with a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start.

The cost is $100 per individual player, or $400 for a team of four. The price includes green fees, cart, driving range, and lunch. Prizes will be awarded for the first, second, and third place teams.

The outing, which is a major fundraiser for Holy Cross Athletics, subsidizes the college’s end of the year athletic banquet, during which time student athletes are recognized for the time and sacrifice they give to be a scholar athlete.

For more information on participating, or sponsoring a hole or a cart please contact Holy Cross Saints athletics at 574-239-8400 or visit the Holy Cross College website at: Holy Cross Golf Outing. The deadline to register is July 6, 2018.

Nicole Stelle Garnett to address Class of 2018

Nicole Stelle Garnett to address Class of 2018

Nicole Stelle Garnett, the John P. Murphy Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, will be featured as the keynote speaker during Holy Cross College’s 51st Commencement Exercises taking place Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

Professor Garnett looks to speak on a key aspect of Catholic education – its impact on the common good. Often Catholic schools are given the label “private”, but in important respects their mission is public.

“It was our pleasure to honor Professor Garnett by awarding her a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa”, said Holy Cross College President, Father David Tyson, C.S.C. “Garnett has helped our local community, the state of Indiana, and indeed the nation understand why school choice is so important. Parents, especially in vulnerable communities, have a right to choose a faith-based, tradition-laden, formative education for their children,” Father Tyson went on to say.

In addition to instruction, Professor Garnett serves as an advisor for the Alliance for Catholic Education and as Fellow of the University’s Institute for Educational Initiatives, the Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate, the Program on Law and Economics, and the Center for Literacy Education. Professor Garnett frequently speaks about education policy issues, especially as they relate to Catholic schools, and she currently serves as a consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Catholic Education.

Professor Garnett’s teaching and research focus on property, land use, urban development, local government law, and education reform. Her most recent book, Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools’ Importance in Urban America, examines the effects of Catholic school closures on urban neighborhoods.

Before joining the Notre Dame faculty, Professor Garnett served as a law clerk for the Honorable Morris S. Arnold of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (1995-1996) and for Associate Justice Clarence Thomas of the United States Supreme Court (1998-1999). She also worked as a staff attorney at the Institute for Justice, a non-profit public-interest law firm in Washington, D.C. At the Institute for Justice, she served as a member of the legal team that successfully defended the constitutionality of the Cleveland and Milwaukee school choice programs.

Professor Garnett received her B.A. from Stanford University in 1992, where she graduated with honors and distinction in political science, and her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1995.

Kate Palmer, a 2007 graduate of Holy Cross College, will be the featured alumni speaker. Born and raised in Verona, New Jersey, while a student at Holy Cross, Kate was a four-year member of the Notre Dame Marching Band and founded the Saints Cheerleading Squad.

As a student, Kate traveled with Holy Cross College’s Global Perspectives Program to Ghana, East Africa, returning two years later, as a mentor, leading a group of Holy Cross students as their chaperone in 2009.

Following graduation, Kate took a position at Holy Cross College as Community Relations Specialist, focusing on public relations, communications, and marketing. Following a brief stint in finance, Kate moved to New York, New York and entered the field of digital advertising, where she successfully launched and managed digital campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. Kate is currently the Director of User Acquisition for a mobile gaming company, responsible for the growth strategy and execution of mobile performance and brand marketing campaigns.

Kate Palmer has served as a member of the Holy Cross College Alumni Board since 2016.

“We at Holy Cross are very proud to claim Kate as a one of our early BA graduates. As an excellent student and as a highly engaged member of the Holy Cross College community, she set the bar high for future classes,” stated Dr. Michael Griffin, Senior Vice President of Holy Cross College. “Furthermore, Kate helped to establish what it means to be a Holy Cross graduate…that students are both educated and formed “with the competence to see and the courage to act,”‘ he went on to say of Palmer.

Holy Cross College will graduate its Class of 2018 on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will take place in the Pfeil Center’s McKenna Area, on the campus of Holy Cross. Friends and family members of Holy Cross graduates are welcome to attend. A reception will immediately follow.

Congratulations to Holy Cross College Golf!

Congratulations to Holy Cross College Golf!

Holy Cross College women’s golfer, Natalia Campbell, finished in first place Friday in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship.

With the victory, Natalia will represent us at the 2018 NAIA National Championships, which will be held at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Nationals take place May 22nd-25th.

Holy Cross men’s golf team finished in second place in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference and will complete in the NAIA National Championship at TPC Deer Run in Silvis, IL, May 15 – 18.

Congratulations coach TJ Mannen, Men’s Golf Team, and Natalia Campbell.

Passing of former Athletic Director and Coach Bob Schermerhorn

Passing of former Athletic Director and Coach Bob Schermerhorn

NOTRE DAME, IN (April 25, 2018) The Holy Cross College Athletic Department is saddened to announce the recent passing of former Holy Cross College Director of Athletics and Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Schermerhorn.

Coach “Horn” took over the Saints men’s basketball program in 2010 and guided the team for three seasons. During his time at Holy Cross, Schermerhorn led men’s basketball to their first Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference post-season tournament victory in the 2011-2012 season. In his three seasons, Coach “Horn” compiled 32 wins, with 21 of them being CCAC victories.

A graduate of South Bend Central High School, Bob set out after graduation in the 1960’s to become a Marine and serve his country in the Vietnam War. When he returned stateside, he settled in Southern California where he earned an associate’s degree at Orange Coast College, where he was also assistant basketball coach. He then went on to complete a bachelor’s degree from Long Beach State and a master’s degree from Pepperdine University.

Coach Schermerhorn was a winner at every level, coaching basketball from high school to NCAA Division I, including a term as head coach at Arizona State University. During his tenure, the Sun Devils upset both UCLA and the University of Oregon. Returning to Southern California, Schermerhorn coached Riverside Community College to nine consecutive playoff appearances.

Schermerhorn was selected California State Coach of the Year in 1996 and Orange Empire Coach of the Year in 1994 and 1996. He has since coached at Fullerton College and Santa Ana College where he was also Associate Dean of Exercise Science. In 2003, Coach “Horn” was enshrined in the California Community College Basketball Hall of Fame.

On becoming a coach at Holy Cross College, Bob Schermerhorn once said, “For me it is a dream come true to coach in the town I grew up amongst family and old friends. The Christian values and emphasis on academics here at Holy Cross makes it easier for me to go beyond just teaching X’s and O’s, to teach life lessons that help my players develop as young men.”

Coach “Horn” will forever be remembered by more than just our coach. He was a friend to all and always had a story to tell! Thanks for the memories coach.

We are the Holy Cross Saints!

We are the Holy Cross Saints!

NOTRE DAME, IN (March 29, 2018) — From time to time, reports in the media confuse Holy Cross College with the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. The two colleges are not affiliated. The most important distinction is that the Worcester, Massachusetts institution is part of the constellation of colleges and universities sponsored by the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). As such, it has no connection to the Holy Cross religious order nor to the University of Notre Dame.

We, Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, Indiana are an institution of the Holy Cross religious order, comprised of priests and brothers. This order, the Congregation of Holy Cross, is part of the family founded by Blessed Basil Moreau in 19th Century France. That family includes women religious, such as the Sisters of the Holy Cross, who also have been present here in Notre Dame, Indiana for 175 years. Thus we are proud of our Holy Cross identity and proud to be part of a tri-campus that includes the University of Notre Dame, founded by the Priests of Holy Cross; Saint Mary’s College, founded by the Sisters, and us, Holy Cross College, founded by the Brothers.

On the sports field, we are the Holy Cross Saints. And our team name also indicates the pride we take in our Catholic identity. In fact, while most major media reports may be about the other Holy Cross, it is us, Holy Cross College, that was featured in a recent article by the National Catholic Register. Our mission was also highlighted in an interview that ran at Crux. Read these to learn more about what makes us, Holy Cross College at Notre Dame, unique.

South Bend Battalion Chief to Address Adversity

South Bend Battalion Chief to Address Adversity

NOTRE DAME, IN (March 26, 2018) — There is no question that adversity will occur in life. However, the manner in which we face these setbacks, and address them in order to move forward, can make all the difference between success and failure.

South Bend City Fire Battalion Chief, Carl Buchanon will visit Holy Cross College on Wednesday, March 28 to address adversity and demonstrate how the use of our own personal skills and gifts can determines one’s ability to overcome life’s struggles and difficulties in the next “Practical Lesson in Success” business seminar.

Carl Buchanon is a life-long native of South Bend, Indiana, graduating from John Adams High School in 1978. He went on to earn an associate’s degree in data processing from Hutchinson Community College, before earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Western Michigan University. As a Bronco, Buchanon ran track, and it was there that he met his late wife, Josephine, a member of Western’s women’s track and field team.

A 30-year veteran of the South Bend Fire Department, Buchanon specializes in fire prevention programs, training, planning and education workshops, CPR instruction, firefighting principles and practices, organizational management, and many other civil service duties.

A passionate advocate for the advancement of young people through their achievements in higher education, Chief Buchanon is a firm believer in acquiring power through knowledge, and attaining personal triumph through perseverance. Buchanon has long realized that positive self-perception is key to forming productive citizens within our society.

Carl Buchanon will share his experiences when he visits Holy Cross College Wednesday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. The event takes place in the Driscoll Auditorium, followed by a social reception.

Seminars are free and open to the public.

Holy Cross College to Honor Professor David Lutz

Holy Cross College to Honor Professor David Lutz

NOTRE DAME, IN (March 21, 2018) — “I have become a better scholar because of Dr. Lutz. He instructs with conviction and morality, while educating to be rational, objective thinkers. I am truly grateful to have had Dr. Lutz as my professor.”

“Dr. Lutz teaches with a true passion for his subject, and with a refreshing perspective.”

“Dr. Lutz is an amazing professor.”

What more can be said of a professor; no greater compliment can be given to an individual who has dedicated his life to education; to information, to formation, to transformation. And, so it has been said of Professor David Lutz, whose enthusiasm for philosophy, engaging teaching style, and thoughtful, decisive leadership is manifested each and every day throughout the halls of Holy Cross College.

Graduating in 1978 from the U.S. Military Academy, Dr. Lutz was commissioned in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he served until 1983 as a Platoon Leader, Battalion Adjutant, and Company Commander in the 79th Engineer Battalion stationed in West Germany. Dr. Lutz went on to earn his MBA, and finally a Ph.D. in philosophy, from the University of Notre Dame in 1994, with a dissertation entitled, “The Emergence of the Dualism of Practical Reason in Post-Hobbesian British Moral Philosophy.”

Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Christian Social Thought and Management, University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minnesota, Prof. Lutz served for two years as a research associate at the Hanover Institute of Philosophical Research in Hanover, Germany. Lutz’s journey then took him from Germany to Africa where he taught for 10 years in several academic institutions located in Uganda, Nigeria, and Kenya. While teaching in the philosophy department at Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in Nairobi, Kenya, Lutz served as founding director of the institution’s MBA Program.

Finally, in 2011, Prof. Lutz began his career at Holy Cross College teaching philosophy, business, and various core courses. In addition to teaching, Dr. Lutz has faithfully served the College in the capacities of Department Chair, Division Chair, Chair of the Faculty Assembly, President of the College Senate, and as a member of several strategic planning committees. In August 2017 Holy Cross College administration formally appointed Dr. David Lutz as Dean of Faculty.

Prof. Lutz has co-edited several books and a number of journal articles, and has helped organize and attend various conferences, including an international, academic conference, “Labor and Leisure,” in collaboration with the Stalowa Wola Campus of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland.

While teaching in Africa, Prof. Lutz married his wife, Amelia. Together they live in South Bend and have two daughters, Catherine Aoko (9) and Isabella Ayoo (7), who were born in Nairobi and are now pursuing studies in St. Joseph Grade School of South Bend and Suzuki Music School of Michiana.

When asked about being named the recipient of the College’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Dr. Lutz stated, “If I have had any success as a teacher, it is only because I have had such great students at Holy Cross College.” He went on to say, “It is a pleasure to teach highly-motivated truth-seekers who are eager to grow in their understanding of the answers that philosophy can provide to some of life’s most important questions. So, this award is not about me; it’s about the students who make Holy Cross a strong, Catholic, academic community.”

2018 Honors Convocation Recognizes Excellence

2018 Honors Convocation Recognizes Excellence

Honors Convocation
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
6:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Chapel, Holy Cross College

Honors Convocation is an annual celebration recognizing distinguished achievements at Holy Cross College.

The ceremony honors those students named to the Dean’s List during the spring 2017 and/or the fall 2017 semesters, as well as the Excellence in Teaching Award recipient, and four student Holy Cross Saints Award recipients. Graduating seniors who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher are also honored during the ceremony when they are formally presented with honor cords, to be worn during their May 2018 commencement exercises.

Students attaining academic honors, or the Dean’s List, are those fulltime students whom have earned a 3.5 semester GPA, or better. This year, over 300 Holy Cross students, freshman through senior status, will be recognized for their achievement.

Dr. David Lutz
Highly admired Holy Cross Professor and Dean of Faculty, Dr. David Lutz, will be presented with the Excellence in Teaching Award, while the 2018 Holy Cross Saints Student Awards will be presented to four students who exhibit excellence in the areas of academics, service, leadership, and character. Award recipients were nominated by students, faculty, or staff of Holy Cross, and selected by a committee comprised of various areas of the college.

Veronica Ramirez
Holy Cross College awards the St. Thomas Aquinas Award for Academic Excellence to the student who most clearly exhibits a clear record of academic excellence, a serious approach to scholarly endeavors, a sincere sense of intellectual curiosity and an authentic appreciation for the liberal arts. The 2018 recipient of The St. Thomas Aquinas Award is Veronica Ramirez from Bristol, Indiana. Veronica is a senior with a 3.784 GPA, majoring in Liberal Studies.

Colin Crawford
The St. Joseph Service Award is awarded to the Holy Cross student who most clearly exhibits a sincere dedication to serving others. The 2018 recipient of the St. Joseph’s Award is Colin Crawford, of South Bend, Indiana. Colin is a senior majoring in history, with a 3.699 GPA.

Tagin Schultheis
The college’s St. Sebastian Champions of Character Award is awarded to the student athlete who most clearly exhibits the characteristics associated with the highest purposes of athletic participation, those of overall character development. The 2018 recipient of the St. Sebastian Award is senior, Tagin Schultheis (Mishawaka, IN). Schultheis is majoring in business with a 3.467 grade point average.

George Sutherland
The All Saints Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, and Service is awarded to the student who most clearly exhibits the characteristics associated with the holistic educational mission of Holy Cross College. The 2018 Recipient of the All Saints Award is senior, George Sutherland of Applegate, Michigan. George is a senior at Holy Cross majoring in business, maintaining a 3.84 GPA.

2017 Academic Honors List

Driscoll Scholars in Engineering

Holy Cross College-Notre Dame Engineering Program

Holy Cross College and the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame have partnered to create a program that allows students the opportunity to earn an undergraduate degree in engineering from Notre Dame after completing a 2+3 curriculum. Students selected for this program will complete two years of study at Holy Cross College as Driscoll Scholars in Engineering, and if minimum requirements are fulfilled, will transfer to Notre Dame to complete remaining coursework.

Choosing to enroll in the 2+3 Engineering Program is choosing an education of the whole person, and this pedagogical tradition is informed by the teachings of the Congregation of Holy Cross, whose priests founded Notre Dame and whose Brothers founded Holy Cross College. As a Driscoll Scholar, you will be immersed in this 175-year-old tradition from day one. Guided by the same mission to educate “hearts and minds,” Holy Cross College and Notre Dame will work together to ensure your undergraduate experience is nothing less than transformative while preparing you for a successful career in engineering.


Those accepting the invitation must confirm their intention of enrolling at Holy Cross College as a Driscoll Scholar in Engineering by submitting an enrollment deposit. Notre Dame applicants invited to join the program must submit a Common Application, official high school transcript, and ACT and/or SAT scores to Holy Cross. Admitted students are encouraged to schedule a visit to Holy Cross College and Notre Dame to tour campuses and learn more about the 2+3 program. Visits can be scheduled through Jordan Schank, Holy Cross College, Director of Admissions.

Financial Aid

Holy Cross College is committed to meeting 100% of demonstrated financial need (direct costs) of Driscoll Scholars while enrolled in the program at Holy Cross. To be considered for need-based assistance, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed and sent to Holy Cross each year. Due to the unique nature of this program, Driscoll Scholars in Engineering are not eligible for Holy Cross merit scholarships or Signature Scholarships. After transferring to Notre Dame, 2+3 students are eligible for Notre Dame need-based assistance for a maximum of three years. Transfer students are not eligible for Notre Dame merit scholarships. Driscoll Scholars may request an estimated financial aid package from The Office of Financial Aid at Notre Dame before committing to the program to help plan for year three and beyond. Notre Dame will need the FAFSA and CSS Financial Aid Profile to process the estimated need-based award.

2018-2019 Program Costs

Tuition $29,750
Holy Cross Comprehensive Student Fee $950
Health Services Fee $120
Orientation Fee $125
Room and Board $11,500
Total Direct Costs $42,445

Coursework at Holy Cross College

When available, courses taken at Holy Cross College will be at the honors level. Driscoll Scholars will be enrolled in Introduction to Engineering Systems (two semesters) at Notre Dame during the second year.

If Pre-Calculus was not completed in high school:

Year One: Fall Semester Schedule Title Credits
MATH 125 Pre-Calculus 3
CHEM 151 Chemistry I 4
Holy Cross Core Curriculum (3 courses) 9
Year One: Spring Semester Schedule Title Credits
MATH 151 Calculus I 4
CHEM 152 Chemistry II 4
Holy Cross Core Curriculum (3 courses) 9
Year Two: Fall Semester Schedule Title Credits
MATH 152 Calculus II 4
PHYS 151 Physics I 4
EG 10111 (taken at Notre Dame) Intro to Engineering Systems I 4
Holy Cross Core Curriculum (2 courses) 6
Year Two: Spring Semester Schedule Title Credits
MATH 251 Calculus III 4
PHYS 152 Physics II 4
EG 10112 (taken at Notre Dame) Intro to Engineering Systems II 4
Holy Cross Core Curriculum (2 courses) 6

If Pre-Calculus was completed in high school:

Year One: Fall Semester Schedule Title Credits
MATH 151 Calculus I 4
CHEM 151 Chemistry I 4
Holy Cross Core Curriculum (3 courses) 9
Year One: Spring Semester Schedule Title Credits
MATH 152 Calculus II 4
CHEM 152 Chemistry II 4
PHYS 151 Physics I 4
Holy Cross Core Curriculum (2 courses) 6
Year Two: Fall Semester Schedule Title Credits
MATH 251 Calculus III 4
PHYS 152 Physics II 4
EG 10111 (taken at Notre Dame) Intro to Engineering Systems I 4
Holy Cross Core Curriculum (2 courses) 6
Year Two: Spring Semester Schedule Title Credits
MATH 252 Inro to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations 4
PHYS 251 Physics III 4
EG 10112 (taken at Notre Dame) Intro to Engineering Systems II 4
Holy Cross Core Curriculum (2 courses) 6

To remain eligible for direct transfer to Notre Dame, all grades earned at Holy Cross College must be a “B” or better for Notre Dame college requirements and a “C” or better for Notre Dame core curriculum requirements with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better. Students must remain in good social/disciplinary standing as well. After transferring to Notre Dame, students will complete second through fourth year requirements within their respective majors as well as remaining Notre Dame core curriculum requirements.


Q: How does selection work?
A: All admitted students to Holy Cross College and all applicants to Notre Dame are eligible for consideration. A committee comprised of members of Holy Cross Admissions, Notre Dame Admissions, and the College of Engineering will select students based on a number of factors including classroom preparedness, academic and career goals, and institutional fit. The program size is purposefully small to ensure personal attention in the classroom and one-on-one advising.

Q: Why a 2+3 curriculum? 
A: For success in higher-level engineering courses, a solid foundation in mathematics and general sciences is a must. Personal attention and small classes at Holy Cross along with the extended curriculum (five years instead of the traditional four) ensures a deliberate discernment of major, a successful transfer to Notre Dame, and additional opportunities for research and internships.

Q: Why start at Holy Cross College?
A: For some students, beginning college coursework within a smaller campus environment is the best transition from high school to a large school like Notre Dame. Holy Cross College is known for its small, personal classes and collaborative atmosphere. Students at Holy Cross have access to the libraries, athletic facilities, clubs, and club sports at Notre Dame. They even attend Fighting Irish athletic events! Being at Holy Cross has its advantages!

Q: How does housing work?
A: Driscoll Scholars are required to live in Holy Cross residence halls while enrolled at Holy Cross College unless they qualify for a housing exemption. Information on Holy Cross residence halls can be found HERE. After transferring, students will be subject to the Notre Dame housing policy, which does not guarantee on-campus housing for transfer students. Transfer students are currently placed on a waiting list for housing and are placed as space becomes available. Planned new residence hall space will make it possible for Notre Dame to provide additional on-campus housing to these students.

Q: How does AP credit work?
A: Driscoll Scholars follow Notre Dame’s AP policy. AP credit can be applied to your Notre Dame transcript, but the credit will not be used to satisfy Notre Dame core curriculum requirements. More information can be found HERE.



General questions about the 2+3 program: Jordan Schank, Holy Cross College, Director of Admissions

Questions about the Holy Cross College curriculum: Dr. Martin Sulkanen, Holy Cross College, Associate Professor, Physics 

Questions about the College of Engineering: Mr. Michael Ryan, Notre Dame, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Admitted Student Overnight Program

We look forward to hosting you!

Thank you for your interest in participating in our overnight program for admitted students!

Check-in will take place in the Vincent Building Atrium between 3:00-6:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 29. Click here to view a campus map. All meals during your stay will be provided. Programming for parents and other guests begins at 9:00 a.m. ET on Sunday, April 30.

Required Forms

  1. If you haven’t done so already, complete and submit the online registration for Admitted Student Day and indicate your interest in the overnight program.
  2. Please complete and submit these forms if your birthday is on or before April 29, 2000.
    Please complete and submit these forms if your birthday is after April 29, 2000.

Completed forms can be scanned and emailed (preferred) to or faxed to (574) 239-8323.

What to Bring

  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Towel and toiletries
  • Shower sandals/shoes
  • Athletic attire and gym shoes (optional, for evening activities)