Visit Campus

Visit Holy Cross Campus (2)Our campus visits offer future students an opportunity to see our college, meet our students, and talk to our professors. It’s the best way to determine if Holy Cross is a good fit for you. We offer a variety of options!

  • Attend a Saints Saturday
  • Request an Individual Campus Visit.
  • Come to one of our Shadow Day or Preview Day programs

Visit Holy Cross Campus (1)

Preview Days and Shadow Days

You wouldn’t buy a new pair of jeans without trying them on first, right? Think of your college search in the same way. We invite you to “try us on” for a day during one of our unique visit programs. See for yourself if Holy Cross College is the right fit for you! During your visit, you will tour campus, meet our faculty and students, enjoy lunch in our dining room, and much more! There are also information sessions regarding financial aid and the application process for your parents. The difference between a Preview Day and a Shadow Day? During a Shadow Day program, you will attend class with a current student. These programs typically begin at 9:00am Eastern and wrap-up no later than 2:00pm. Choose the day that works best for you!

Design Your Own Campus Visit

If our structured presentations and tours do not fit into your schedule, you may request a personalized meeting with an admission counselor, a financial aid officer, and a tour of campus on a day and time that you choose. Visits last approximately 90 minutes may be scheduled Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 4 PM. Please complete our Visit Form to schedule a campus visit indicating the date and arrival time that works best for you. You may also schedule a visit by calling us at 574-239-8400.

Visitors may enjoy complimentary lunch in our Dining Room from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and attend the daily student Mass in St. Joseph Chapel.

If you would like to speak to a specific professor, or are interested in meeting with representatives of specific programs such as Athletics, Campus Ministry, Career Development, Global Perspectives, Notre Dame Marching Band or ROTC, please make your request ahead of time so that we can try to accommodate you.

Saints Saturdays

While a weekday visit is the best way to see the campus in action, we understand that Saturday might be the only day available in your busy schedule. We offer Saturday visits on select weekends, including Notre Dame Football Saturdays. These visits start with an Admissions presentation at 10:30 AM (EST) followed by an 11:00 AM campus tour.

Please let us know you are coming by completing our Visit Form and indicating which Saturday you plan to attend.

Plan your visit:

Almost 50% of our students are from out of state. If you are not from the local area, here are some links to help you plan a successful visit to Holy Cross.

Click here for directions to campus. Google maps allows you to “search nearby” for hotel accommodations, restaurants, and attractions. If you are making hotel reservations, be sure to let them know that you are visiting Holy Cross College, and ask if they have a special visit rate.

Traveling by plane or taking the “South Shore” from Chicago? The South Bend International Airport is your easy, local connection. The South Shore rail line is operated by NICTD and connects South Bend Airport with cities throughout Northwestern Indiana, with a final destination of Downtown Chicago. Click here for the South Shore schedule. Need help getting from there to here? The SBN website links to car rental agencies, taxi services, and local buses.

Planning your visit in conjunction with a Notre Dame football game? Or maybe you are hoping to avoid the extra traffic? Review the 2016 ND football schedule and plan accordingly.

View our Campus Map

If you have any questions about Shadow Days, Individualized Campus Visits, or planning your trip, please contact us at or call us at 574-239-8400.

We look forward to meeting you!