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Student Life

Jump in Feet First! Experience College Life at its Fullest.

College is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience everything under the sun. Whether you’re involved in a Holy Cross club or activity, contributing a video to the website, playing beach volleyball, tennis or flag football, working out, or playing basketball in our Pfeil Center, or just gathering a group of friends to share a coffee … you’ll have numerous opportunities to get involved. These are the kinds of opportunities that will enhance your learning experience in an entirely new way.

Cheer on the Saints in basketball, soccer, hockey, lacrosse and more and attend the Fighting Irish football games in the Holy Cross cheering section to experience big time college football at its best.  You’ll find clubs, events, student organizations, special programs throughout the semester.  There’s billiards, table tennis, even bowling at off-campus venues! Snowboarding, skiing, skating trips are the highlights of winter, while scavenger hunts, Las Vegas nights, dances, plays, performances and more will keep your social life humming.

Lifelong memories await.

Report an Incident

General Information

First Name

Last Name


Email Address*

Nature of this report

Date/Time of incident

Location of incident

Involved Parties

Please list the individuals involved, excluding yourself. Include as many details as possible.

Involved Parties  

Description / Narrative

Provide a narrative summary of the incident, which clearly states specific factual details of the incident.


Check all College/Residence Hall policies allegedly involved in the incident.

AlcoholFire SafetyHarassmentProperty DamageUnauthorized entryMedical ReportBuilding SecurityFighting/physical abuseHazingVerbal abuseDrugsGuestsNoiseSafety hazardVisitationFalse InformationHall sportsTheftWeapons/fireworksFailure to comply/respondSexual assaultOther

Check all College Residence Hall Directors or personnel who require a copy of this report.

AnselmBasilJamesPulteSouthNorthUniversity EdgeSecurityHealth Services

Academic Accommodations

Holy Cross College recognizes and values a diversity of backgrounds among its students. We accommodate a broad spectrum of needs, interests and backgrounds with a challenging and supportive environment. Holy Cross College affirms that all students are valued members of the college community, and we strive to provide the same access to programs and activities to students with disabilities.

Many students with diagnosed disabilities, such as physical or learning disabilities, or attention disorders, may need academic accommodations in order to increase the likelihood of academic success. To obtain accommodations, students must specify the kinds of accommodations they are requesting and provide documentation to verify disabilities and their severities. If submitting a prior evaluation, full documentation completed within the past three years is required. This material will be kept confidential and will only be utilized in determining students’ eligibility for services and the level of services required.

Please refer to the Guidebook and the Request for Accommodations Form below to learn more about academic accommodations.

Guidebook for Students with Disabilities
Request for Accommodations Form

Counseling Services

College life puts a number of demands on students that can be/become quite stressful: academic difficulties; relationships; depression; anxiety; substance abuse; and other issues can be/become overwhelming. Student counseling and Health Services has a licensed mental health counselor, who is also a licensed clinical addiction counselor, available to assist students in addressing any problems in a confidential manner. This counselor can also aid students identify and obtain academic accommodations.

Students may seek counseling services on campus by contacting:

Tom DeHorn
Director of Student Counseling and Health Services

You may also send a confidential email to schedule an appointment by emailing Students may receive four to six counseling sessions with a Master’s level therapist free of charge. Students seeking the services of a psychiatrist or psychologist may be done at their own expense. Professional confidentiality will be maintained under the laws of the State of Indiana. Counseling information is considered confidential and will not be shared without the student’s written permission.

Bibliography of Mental Health Resources (coming soon)

Health Services

Student Health Clinic

The student health clinic is located in the Pfeil Center, Room 116, and is run by the Saint Joseph Health System.

On-site RN: Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. every day.
Physician: Mondays 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

The clinic will be closed:
Labor Day, September 5
Fall Break, October 17 – 21
Thanksgiving Break, November 23-25
Winter Break, December 19 – January 6
Spring Break, March 11 – 19

To make an appointment, call 574-239-1067, or email the office at All Holy Cross College students can get free routine medical care on-site at the clinic. Students must complete the Health & Emergency Contact forms to be seen.

Off-Hours Emergency Options for Medical Treatment

Family Medicine Center (click link for hours)
611 E. Douglas Road, Suite 407
Mishawaka, IN 46544

Saint Joseph Medical Center Emergency Room(Open 24 hours/day, 7 days a week)
5215 Holy Cross Pkwy.
Mishawaka, IN 46545

Med-Point (Open 24 hours/day, 7 days a week)
6913 N. Main Street
Granger, IN 46544

Health Form

The Student Health Forms must be completed by all students. Because of its importance, those students who have not completed their Student Health Forms by the end of the first week of classes will have an administrative hold placed on their academic records and face possible disciplinary sanctions.

New students are granted access to the Student Health Forms via the HCC Portal after meeting with their academic advisor or having attended a Saints Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) Day. The two health forms which must be completed are the Comprehensive Health Form and the Annual Medical Emergency Form. To make filling out these forms simple, please have immunization records and your health insurance card and policy number available when working on these forms.

If you need assistance accessing this form, please contact your academic advisor.

The required immunizations are:
1. MMR Dose 1
2. MMR Dose 2
3. Tetanus-Diphtheria DTaP or Tdap (must have been in the last 10 years)
4. Meningococcal- Dose 1
5. Meningococcal- Dose 2
6. Tuberculosis Test (International Students Only)

Recommended immunizations are:
1. Hepatitus A Series 1 and 2
2. Hepatitus B Series 1, 2 and 3
3. Hepatitus A & B Series 1, 2, and 3
4. Polio
5. Varicella (Chicken Pox) Dose 1
6. Varicella (Chicken Pox) Dose 2
7. Gardasil (HPV)- Series 1, 2, and 3
8. Serogroup B Meningococcal

Health Insurance

Adequate health insurance is required of all students. The college does not recommend any specific insurance company for students needing health insurance. The following is a list of companies that offer insurance plans specifically for college students. This is not a complete list, and students are welcome to choose from any company that has a policy that will meet their needs.

If you have questions about health insurance and need assistance in enrolling in a separate plan, Saint Joseph Health System Health Insurance Services ( provides our community with three convenient resource centers staffed with licensed insurance specialists where individuals and families can learn about and enroll in health insurance plans. Call them at 1.855.88.SJMED (1-855-887-5633) to make an appointment or email at There is no fee for their services.

Students needing assistance in purchasing an insurance plan can contact Tom DeHorn at 574-239-8383.

International Student Insurance

International students are required to purchase a U.S. based plan, if they do not already have one. Most health care plans provided by other countries do not extend to the United States. Holy Cross College requires all international students to prove that their plan covers them in the United States and meets the requirements of the Affordable Care Act. Those who don’t must enroll in the school-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan, which is underwritten by United Healthcare and meets the US requirements for international students.

International students will see the annual cost of insurance on their tuition statement, which must be paid by August 1, 2016. For students under the age of 24, the cost will be $1,194.00 for the 2016-2017 school year. The cost will be higher for students older than 24 years of age. Coverage will begin on August 1, 2016 and end on July 31, 2017. This coverage is available anywhere in the U.S., and globally outside of the student’s home country. In addition to providing comprehensive medical benefits, this plan also provides travel assistance services, including medical evacuation and repatriation, and access to telehealth services. Since all international students are required to be enrolled in this plan, no additional health insurance needs to be purchased for the student’s time at Holy Cross College.

This charge will be automatically added to the Fall 2016 tuition bill on July 21, 2016. If you believe you are covered by a U.S. health insurance company, please contact Tom DeHorn, director of counseling and health no later than July 20, 2016 at 574-239-8383, or email him at

International students will receive an email from United Healthcare after July 21, which will instruct them on how to retrieve your online ID card and access plan materials. For assistance finding a doctor or other facility, or have questions about benefits, customer service will also be available through United Healthcare.

More information about the coverage is available by reading the Holy Cross College ISS Insurance- Silver Plan

Please direct any and all inquiries regarding this message to Tom DeHorn, at 574-239-8383 or at

Microsoft Office 365

Holy Cross College provides all students, faculty, and staff with an Office 365 for Education account. Office 365 is a cloud-based software package from Microsoft that contains a number of productivity and communication tools.

Office 365 navigation
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Login to Office 365 at using your HC credentials. Click here for information about your IT accounts at Holy Cross. Once logged in, use the button in the far upper-left corner to navigate between the different Office 365 offerings, as seen in the image to the right.


Webmail and Calendar

Email is the main tool in the Office 365 suite and is the preferred communication method on campus. You’ll be presented with your email inbox immediately upon logging in. Click here for information on how to use the webmail and calendaring. Want to check your email on a cell phone or other device? Click here for instructions.

OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business provides a huge 1TB of online storage for your files. Share your documents with others and edit them collaboratively. Sync your documents between your desktop and your OneDrive account. Click here for details on how to get started.

Office Online

Office Online is cloud-based basic versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote that work right in your internet browser. Nothing needs to be installed, so you can view and edit documents from anywhere that you have an internet connection. Click here for more information.

Office on your personal devices

You can now download and use the full Office suite of products on up to five of your personal Windows or Mac computers. This includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, and Publisher. The installation will remain valid for as long as you are a student or are employed at Holy Cross College. Click here for installation information. Note that this feature is only for personal devices. For installation on a HC-owned computer contact IT.


Forms allow you to easily craft a basic online form for respondents to fill out, similar to a low-feature SurveyMonkey or other similar tool. The form is then distributed via a link. Results are aggregated and can be exported easily to Excel.


Upload videos and create your own channels, similar to YouTube.

And More!

Contact IT and we can explain offerings and help find the best solution for you.

Residence Life Contract

Please completely read the form below, and fill out the indicated areas.

Personal Information

First Name*

Last Name*

Home Address*





Student Cell Phone*

Email Address*

Student ID #

Date of Birth



This "Residence Life Contract" must be completed before being considered for housing. To continue the process of housing registration, you must agree to abide by Holy Cross policies and procedures outlined in this contract. You are also required to verify that your $200.00 Housing Deposit has been submitted.

Living in a Holy Cross College residence hall is a privilege accompanied by considerable individual and collective responsibility. Carefully read and become familiar with the contractual information to which you need to accept in order to proceed.

Holy Cross College agrees to provide residence hall accommodations and meals according to the academic year schedule. Students agree to become members of the residence community, to adhere to and support the college rules and regulations as found in the Holy Cross College Student Handbook.

The student also agrees to pay the College the prescribed fees and be subject to the terms and conditions below. By submitting this contract students understand the costs being agreed to and accept financial responsibility.

  1. This housing contract is for the entire academic year. The student shall be entitled occupancy of the residence hall after noon on the opening day announced prior to each semester. A $750 Contract Cancellation Fee will be assessed to the account of any student who moves out of the residence halls prior to the expiration of the contract. Releases from residence life contracts will be granted only in the event of withdrawal from the college, or serious extenuating circumstances beyond the student's control. Requests to be released from this contract must be submitted in writing along with appropriate documentation to the Dean of Students no later than December 1. Students withdrawing from residence halls or who are removed due to student conduct will be subject to the College's refund policy as stated in the student handbook.
  2. This is a residence hall and food service contract. The combined agreement is binding when submitted by the student and assigned by a representative of the College. This contract does not guarantee a specific room or type of assignment, but rather housing accommodation. Every effort will be made to assign rooms, type of accommodation and roommates based on information provided by the student, provided applications have been received in a timely manner. The agreement may not be transferred, sold or re-assigned to another student.
  3. Housing is NOT available during Fall Break, Christmas Vacation, or Spring Break, as determined by the Residence Life Calendar. All residents are responsible for their own housing during these periods. Resident students involved in school sponsored trips/activities will be accommodated. However, the Dining Facility will be closed during these breaks as well as during the extended Thanksgiving and Easter weekends. Closing hours will be posted prior to each break period. Residents with specific needs, may request as much as a 24 hour extension to remain in the residence hall past the posted closing at the end of each semester. The college reserves the right to deny such requests, and if granted, to charge the student $30 per day of approved extension.
  4. The College reserves the right: (a) to change or cancel the room assignment of a student for reasons of health, conduct detrimental to the living group, failure to attend class on a regular basis, or violations of regulations; (b) to enter any room for the purpose of inspection, authorized search, inventory, or repair; (c) to levy and collect charges (individually or collectively) for damages to or unauthorized use of or alterations of rooms, equipment, and hall properties; (d) to approve all guests in the residence hall. The College will make no refund of deposit or fees paid for the semester if the student is suspended or dismissed from the College, or asked to leave College housing by the Director of Residence Life for violating the Housing Contract or College policies or regulations. College housing is available to full-time students. Continued housing for students falling below full-time status (12 hours) will be at the discretion of the Director of Residence Life and the Dean of Students. Students who withdraw from the College or from all of their classes must leave campus housing immediately.
  5. Each student will be billed a $350 Damage Deposit to cover room and common area damages. Damages occurring during the year will be assessed to the student account. Any amount of this deposit not used to repair or replace damaged property will be returned within 90 days of when non-returning students check-out of the residence halls, provided the student has not been dismissed from the residence halls due to conduct or grades, or has not voluntarily withdrawn from the residence halls prior to May.
  6. The College shall have no responsibility for theft, destruction or loss of money, valuables or personal properties belonging to or being in custody of the resident from any cause whatsoever, whether such losses occur from the resident's room, the storage room, or public areas. EACH RESIDENT IS ENCOURAGED TO CARRY HIS/HER OWN PERSONAL PROPERTY INSURANCE, AND RESIDENTS OF UNIVERSITY EDGE WILL BE REQUIRED TO CARRY RENTER'S INSURANCE.
  7. Holy Cross College reserves the right to notify parents of residents who are found to be responsible for violating college policy regarding alcohol, drugs, acts of violence, and residents who have attempted or threatened to cause bodily harm to themselves or others.
  8. The contract is valid when it is accompanied by a $200 Housing Deposit and $200 Enrollment Deposit. Both deposits will be held by the college and applied towards the student's housing/tuition bill. If the student cancels his or her housing contract on or before May 1, 2017 (or December 1, 2017 if moving in at the Spring Semester) the deposit will be refunded. If the cancellation occurs after May 1, 2017 (or December 1, 2017), this deposit is forfeited. Early submittal of contract and reservation deposit will improve the prospect of being assigned a room according to your requested preference, as space is assigned on a first come, first served basis.

NOTE: Because of the serious consideration which the college gives to this contractual agreement, each student is urged to read thoroughly the terms and conditions before submission to the college. Notification must be submitted in writing within one week of submission of this contract to disclose any reason that may prevent you from fulfilling this contract. Those who anticipate not being able to fulfill this contract for the entire academic year will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

  • ALL fields must be completed before submitting.
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Describe your student status
First year at Holy Cross CollegeReturning student to Holy Cross College

Select the term(s) for which you are applying for residence
2017-2018 Full Academic Year2018 Spring Semester

Room and Board for 2017-18 (per Semester)


All rooms are equipped with a bed, desk, desk chair, and wardrobe or closet. Price also includes the cost of internet service, basic cable, and laundry facilities.

There are a variety of housing accommodations available on campus. In addition to the apartment style residence hall we also have single, double, and triple occupancy rooms. A small number of double rooms have a private bathroom. Current HCC students will select their rooms for the upcoming school year in late April. In late July Residence Life staff will begin to carefully hand-match new incoming students with their roommates / room requests, based on the selections made on the Residence Life Contract. While sorting through hundreds of contracts and matching individuals by hand is a time-consuming process, there are no guarantees that conflicts will not arise. Please keep in mind that living with people from other cultures and backgrounds is also an integral part of the college experience.

Holy Cross offers housing in select buildings of University Edge, an off-campus apartment complex located 1 mile north of Holy Cross College. These 4 bedroom/4 bathroom apartments are available to upperclassmen at the same rate as living in the residence halls (but are only offered 10 meals per week in the dining hall), and is considered living on campus for Financial Aid Packages. In order to live in at University Edge, residents must complete a separate documentation process, including successful completion of a background check, to qualify for and be accepted into the University Edge Residential Community. Additionally, University Edge residents agree to comply with all non-financial obligations found in the Master-Lease between Holy Cross College and University Edge. University Edge Residents still have the same obligations of any other on campus resident of Holy Cross College and by agreeing to the terms and conditions of the residential contract, each University Edge resident confirms their responsibility to comply with all these obligations outlined within this contract or the Holy Cross College Student Handbook.

University Edge residents will pay an additional fee of $50 for a background check (new University Edge residents only), a $55 electrical setup fee, and a $70 trash pick-up fee. All of these fees will be due with their first semester tuition bill and are non-refundable.

Housing applications will be considered on a 'space-available' basis. As a general rule the sooner you apply and submit all the necessary paperwork the better your chances of getting your preferred housing. All resident students will be able to view their room assignment through the HC Portal (Look inside the "Popular Pages" window at the top of this and every website page. Sign into the portal using the username and password that are assigned from Admissions upon successfully being admitted to the college). The housing roster in the HC-Portal will be updated periodically.

You will NOT have immediate notification of where you will be living as soon as you have completed the Residence Life Contract and sent in your $200 Housing Deposit.

In order to ensure that we best understand our future residents, it is asked that neither parents nor any other proxy answer the following roommate preference questions.

Do you have a physical disability or a medical concern which would affect your room assignment?

If Yes, please describe: 

Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

If Yes, please describe: 

1. What kind of a relationship do you want in a roommate?
Do everything togetherTo be friendsTo be respectful and peacefully coexist

2. How do you feel about your roommate using your belongings?
Never a problem using any of my thingsOk, but only after asking permissionOk with electronics, but not my personal itemsMy roommate should not use any of my belongings

3. How often do you clean your room?
DailyTwice a weekWeeklyMonthlyBefore a family visitWhen I move out

4. When does your average day begin?
Before 8AM8-10AMAfter 10AM

5. When does your average day end?
Before 11PM11PM-1AMAfter 1AM

6. How would you describe your sleeping habit?
Light sleeperHeavy sleeper

7. Please check the three (3) types of music that you listen to and enjoy the most:
AlternativeBroadwayClassicalChristianCountryDanceFolkGospelHeavy MetalJazzLatinNew AgeOldiesOperaPopularPunkR and BRapReggaeHipHop

8. Please check the three (3) ways you most enjoy spending extra time:
ArtsComm. ServiceComputersDancingDiningFamilyMoviesMusicOutdoorsPartyingPhotographyReadingReligionRoad TripsSportsTelevisionTheaterVideo Games

9. Describe your personality

10. You prefer a roommate who is

Social Environment: Each roommate has a primary right to the room to which he/she is assigned. With the permission of one’s roommate, guests may be invited into the room.

11. How social do you prefer your room to be?
Quiet and seriousWelcoming to one or two friends at a timeA lively social center where everyone hangs out

12. With the level of noise in my room when I am studying, I
Require absolute silenceLike low background musicAm able to tune out most noises - even loudLeave the room

Neither smoking nor alcohol is permitted in any Holy Cross Residence Hall. However, as smoking and alcohol consumption manifest themselves in individual behavior, they may impact on roommates.

13. Myself:
I smokeI do not smoke

14. My roommate:
I prefer my roommate smokeI prefer my roommate not smokeI have no preference

15. Myself:
I drink alcoholI do not drink alcohol

16. My roommate:
I prefer a roommate who drinksI prefer a roommate who does not drinkI have no preference

17. Please rank in order of preference, with "1" being most important, the type of room you would like.



Triple (female only)

Apartment On-Campus (male only)

Apartment at University Edge *

* Upperclassmen only. You will be required to complete the Application to University Edge and agree to the policies of University Edge. University Edge residents will be subject to the additional fees outlined above.

18. Please rank in order of preference, with "1" being most important, the residence hall you would like to live in. CLICK HERE for more information on each hall.

Anselm (female)

Basil (male)

James (female)

North (female)

Fiat Community located in James 1st Floor*

Pulte Brotherhood located in Pulte Hall*

South (male)

University Edge **

* The Fiat Community and Pulte Brotherhood are intentional Christian communities designed for students looking to live in an active and close community based on similar values.

** Upperclassmen only. You will be required to complete the Application to University Edge and agree to the policies of University Edge. New residents at University Edge must pay a $50 fee for a background check.

19. If you have a particular person you want to room with, type their name here.
(NOTE: Roommate requests must be mutual.)

20. Please provide any other important information that should be taken into consideration when placing you in the residence halls. None of the information taken in this survey will be shared outside of the Office of Residence Life.

Important Information: 

The contract is only valid when it is accompanied by a $200 Housing Deposit. Once receipt of housing deposit is made by Residence Life staff your completed housing application will be processed. Please submit your deposit now:

1. Click here
2. Follow the on-screen instructions

By checking this box, I verify that my $200.00 Housing Deposit has been submitted

To continue the process of housing registration, you must agree to abide by Holy Cross policies and procedures outlined in the Student Handbook and included in the contract above. If you so agree, please check "I accept" below (required to proceed).

IMPORTANT: If this contract is being completed by any person other than the student applicant (i.e. parents), STOP. This contract is between the college and the student applicant. While parental involvement is recommended, do not proceed beyond this point until the STUDENT has read this contract.

I AcceptI do not Accept


Campus Changes

New Residence Hall and Quad Finished!

Construction was completed summer 2015 on a new 17,600+ square-foot residence hall, a three-acre quadrangle green space, renovated parking facilities and new outdoor athletic courts. The new building features two floors of residential housing for over 60 students, a sacred space, two vaulted gathering areas at each end of the first floor, a study loft and a fireplace cafe area open to all students.

Click each image to enlarge.

Campus Master Plan     North Hall Floor Plans     Under Construction

     North Hall Fireside Cafe     Yoga in front of North Hall


Holy Cross College Information

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.

Responsible Use of Technology

It is the general policy of Holy Cross College that all campus technology is to be used in a responsible, efficient, ethical, and legal manner in accordance with the Mission of Holy Cross College.

The College has adopted this policy in part to:  encourage employee and student productivity; maintain the integrity and security of its network and computing resources and electronic communication systems; preserve its academic and business interests; and protect confidential information. This policy cannot and does not provide rules and requirements to address every possible situation that may arise.  However, it does provide certain minimum standards and requirements with respect to technology usage.

The College reserves the right to change, revise or add to this policy at any time with such notice as it deems appropriate.


All Holy Cross students, faculty, and staff are provided with usernames and passwords that give them access to email, Moodle, campus computers, and other network resources.

Use of your Holy Cross email account is required for all email correspondence with the College. Notices regarding College closings, severe weather, and other emergencies will be distributed only to Holy Cross email accounts.

Network accounts provide access to personal, confidential material. Use only those credentials for which you are authorized, and use them only for the purposes for which they are intended. Except for cases made explicit by the IT department, sharing of login credentials should not be done for any reason.

The IT department at Holy Cross will never request passwords by telephone or email.

Requests to have a password reset must be made in person and valid government-issued or college-issued identification must be shown.

For information about how to access your accounts, visit our Getting Started page.


Computers, printers, telephones and classroom technology should only be used for their intended purposes related to academic pursuit or college business. Examples of inappropriate use of campus equipment include, but are not limited to, removing cabling from devices, changing default configurations, using equipment for commercial purposes, or installing software without authorization.

Respect should be given to the default configuration of campus technology.  When finished using equipment it should be returned to its default configuration. This includes, but is not limited to, resetting printer and projector settings, ensuring that cabling is in order, or making sure that equipment is appropriately powered off.

Except when noted by IT staff, technology equipment should be turned off by the last person to use it for the day. If malfunctioning equipment is encountered immediately notify the IT department or your supervisor.

Access to College computers, printers, telephones, and classroom technology is a privilege that may be revoked at any time for abusive conduct.


Each user is responsible for the appropriate use of his or her accounts used to access network resources. Login credentials should be treated as highly confidential. Examples of inappropriate use of accounts include, but are not limited to, sharing passwords, allowing others to use your account, attempting to use another person’s accounts, or impersonating other users or accounts.

When accessing College network resources or the internet, users are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with the College’s Mission and with the intended use of the resource. Examples of inappropriate activity include, but are not limited to, sending spam email, use of software or hardware to disrupt the network or other users, spreading viruses or malicious software, use of abusive or otherwise objectionable language, accessing or distributing pornography, or any activity that violates U.S. or state laws.

Access to College network resources and the internet is a privilege that may be revoked at any time for abusive conduct.


Personally-owned technology must meet certain requirements before it will be allowed on the College network. Telephones, tablets, and media devices require your network username and password. Windows and Mac computers require a small software install. Additionally, Windows computers are required to have current antivirus software and operating system updates. For more information see How to Connect Your Computer to the Internet.

The IT department will provide support for personally-owned student computers that are used on campus for academic pursuits. This support will include troubleshooting network connectivity and minor software usability issues. The IT department does not provide support for hardware problems or severe software issues, but will troubleshoot the issue and provide a best course for further action.

Personal technology devices are only to be used on the wireless network or wired network connections available in the residence hall rooms.


The Holy Cross IT department respects the privacy of all users and does not actively observe or monitor network and internet activities. Exceptions to this policy are made under specific conditions, such as a program or account that is suspected of causing disruption to the network or other shared resources, or delivery of a warrant for search and seizure.

Holy Cross College will comply with any government agency that lawfully requests our network user information.

Although HC email is encrypted before transmission, email is inherently not a secure method of communication. Avoid sending information over email that is highly private or sensitive, including credit card information or Social Security numbers.


Holy Cross College complies with all mandates originating from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) of 2008.

Copyright and the limitations of fair use apply to the materials on Moodle, classroom handouts, and other course content distribution methods.

The sharing of copyrighted music, film, or other media through peer-to-peer file sharing programs does not qualify as fair use. Peer-to-peer file sharing software is not permitted on computers using the campus network, and Holy Cross College utilizes technology to identify such software on our network and prevent their internet access. Holy Cross College must take appropriate action under the terms of the DMCA if it receives notice of copyright infringement. If the notice is in regard to a student, the College will immediately terminate network access and Student Affairs will be contacted for further action. If the notice is in regard to a faculty or staff member, the IT department will report violations to the appropriate department head or Vice President.

Students visiting the IT department for assistance with their personal computers that have file sharing software installed must have it removed before technical support is provided.

If you have questions about how to obtain digital content legally, visit or contact College IT staff.


If you feel you may have violated this policy or if you observe that others may be violating this policy, immediately notify the IT department or your supervisor.

Deliberate violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action depending on the severity of the offense. Penalties for intentional offenses may include restriction of access to resources, but could also include dismissal for students and termination of employment for faculty and staff, as well as any appropriate criminal or civil charges.


For more information about the Holy Cross IT department visit their webpage or visit IT staff in the Vincent building.

Download Responsible Use of Technology Policy in PDF

St. Joseph Discernment House

St Joseph Discernment HouseSt. Joseph House, which is located on the 2nd floor of Pulte Hall, is the on-campus residence of the Brothers of Holy Cross working at the college. As Holy Cross Religious we find great support through our commitment and participation in communal life. St. Joseph House offers young men an opportunity to enter into the community and faith lives of the Brothers in an intentional way, by sharing and participating in prayer, community, and service.

An integral part of our religious life as Holy Cross Brothers is inviting others to share in our common life. Devoted to God through our ministry and prayer, we strive to make a difference in the world by being present and available to the people and communities we serve. St. Joseph House was established to give young men an opportunity to regularly affiliate with the Brothers so they can better understand religious life which in turn begins the process of contemplating a commitment to pursuing a religious vocation.

New on campus housing option coming Fall 2017!

Collegiate Program
As you begin your consideration for campus housing we want you to know that St. Joseph House, on the second floor of Pulte Hall, is expanding to include a Collegiate Program. This program invites and provides young men the opportunity to live in a religious house even though they are not actively exploring a religious vocation.

For more information please contact Br. Chris Torrijas @ to inquire about the Collegiate Program or for an application.

As Holy Cross Religious, educators in the faith, we are called to walk with young men in order to help them discern God’s call in their life. Blessed Basil Moreau called it “the art of helping young people to completeness.” (Christian Education 3).

“In coming to the St. Joseph House, I sought to develop my prayer life and learn how to live in community with others, both of which I have been able to do here. The most important thing I’ve experienced in the program is the day to day life of the Brothers. It has been inspiring to see that they are ordinary people, but who live extraordinary lives which stem from their vows and commitment to prayer and community life.” – Jacob Eifrid

Admittance into St. Joseph House is a two-step process. The first step is to fully complete and submit your application. After the application has been received and reviewed by the Vocation Director you will be contacted to discuss your application and interest in joining the St. Joseph House Community.

Click here to read about residents’ experiences in their own words. 

Ave Crux Spes Unica,
The Brothers of Holy Cross

For further information about the St. Joseph Discernment House please contact Brother Christopher Torrijas, C.S.C.

Br. Christopher Torrijas, C.S.C.
Formation Director, St. Joseph House
Congregation of Holy Cross
Moreau & Midwest Provinces
P.O. Box 308, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: (574) 239-8321