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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.

Exploring campus options

There’s no better way to get to know Holy Cross College than to spend time with our community and meet our students, faculty, and staff. Step onto campus, and you’ll quickly see why our students enjoy calling Holy Cross home. Or participate in virtual events and remote programming from your own home.

Get to know current Holy Cross students and your future classmates through Saints Social: Game Nights, at 8:00 p.m. ET on Tuesdays: February 9, March 9, and April 13.


Admitted Student Days are specially designed visit days just for admitted students and their families. If you participate in Admitted Student Days, you’ll not only meet current Holy Cross students, but you’ll also meet other recently admitted students. Admitted Student Days includes information sessions, Q&A panels, a campus tour, meals from the Siegfried Dining Hall, and much more. For your health and safety, we will not be offering overnight stays on campus at this time.

Here are dates for upcoming Admitted Student Days:

  • Admitted Student Days #1: March 14-15, 2021
  • Admitted Student Days #2: March 28-29, 2021
  • Admitted Student Days #3: April 11-12, 2021
  • We also offer ongoing virtual events


Personalized Visits are available if you want to visit but can’t make it to Admitted Student Days, we can help you build a personalized campus visit on a day that works best with your schedule. Your visit will include a one-on-one meeting with an admission’s counselor, a campus tour, and a complimentary meal (or two!) from Siegfried Dining Hall. You can also observe a class, meet with a professor, and visit the Office of Financial Aid to discuss your financial aid options.

Holy Cross Live

Holy Cross Live is a series of online events introducing you to the academic, social, and faith life at Holy Cross College. Events are interactive with the opportunity for viewers to submit questions in real time from the comfort of home.

Register by clicking on each event:
8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 17, 2021 – Holy Cross Live: Q&A with Current Students

8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 31, 2021 – Holy Cross Live: Q&A with Faculty and Staff

8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 14, 2021 – Holy Cross Live: Q&A with Parents of Current Students

8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 28, 2021 – Holy Cross Live: Q&A with Young Alumni

Schedule a call with financial aid

We remain committed to continuing timely delivery of financial aid notifications via email and postal mail. Additionally, we know that understanding your notification, expected out-of-pocket expenses, and additional financing options is important. To reduce the chances of missed calls and voicemails, we’ve created a calendar for scheduling phone calls between families with questions and financial aid staff with answers.

Schedule a financial aid phone call

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!

Si tienes preguntas, no dudes en escribirnos a [email protected].

Other important contacts at Holy Cross College:

Office of Admissions
[email protected]

Office of Financial Aid
[email protected]

Office of Student Accounts
[email protected]

Autumn Ganser
Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Dorene Muszer
Student Accounts Manager

Stephanie White
Academic Advising
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Emily David
Academic Advising, Special Programs
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Andrew Polaniecki
Dean and Vice President of Student Life

Tom DeHorn
Director of Counseling and Health

Carlos Centellas
First Generation Student Coordinator
Hablo Español

Andrew Ouellette
Director of Campus Ministry

Campus housing

At Holy Cross College, we take pride in building a vibrant academic, faith, and social community. To that end, we require all first year and sophomore students to live on campus in our single-sex residence halls. We offer an array of housing options for students, from single rooms to shared apartments. Living on campus provides an amazing opportunity to form close-knit friendships that will last a lifetime.

To secure your room on campus, you must complete the 2021-2022 online housing contract. The contract gives you the option of requesting a specific roommate and/or ranking your preferred residence hall placement. Those who indicate roommate requests and/or hall preferences and meet the May 1, 2021 confirmation deadline, which requires paying a housing deposit, will be entered in a housing lottery. Housing requests will be honored based on lottery results and availability of preferred rooms. Those who submit the housing deposit after May 1 will have requests honored as space allows and after the housing lottery placement is complete.

The housing application is due on or before July 1, 2021. For those who do not request a specific roommate, assignments will be made using compatibility questions on the housing application. Click here to learn more about residence life and our six on-campus residence halls. 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. Contact us to discuss if you qualify for an exemption.

The 2021-2022 online housing contract will be available on your Holy Cross Applicant Portal after you have completed the online confirmation form.

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 sent via email.

Click to visit the Office of Financial Aid website

Confirm your enrollment

To accept our offer of admission and confirm your intention of enrolling at Holy Cross College, submit the online confirmation form on or before May 1, 2021, which is the priority confirmation deadline. Holy Cross College will accept your enrollment confirmation after May 1 as space allows. The form can be found on your Holy Cross Applicant Portal. If you have forgotten how to access your Applicant Portal, contact us, and we can help!

After completing the online confirmation form, you will be prompted to pay your confirmation deposit, which consist of two components:

  • A $200 enrollment deposit that serves as a confirmation of your intent to enroll at Holy Cross and ensures that we hold a place for you in our incoming class.
  • A $200 housing deposit that serves as a confirmation of your intent to live on campus and ensures we reserve a room for you in a residence hall. Those who submit the housing deposit on or before May 1 are eligible to be entered in the housing lottery for preferred roommate and hall placement. If a housing exemption to live off campus has been approved, the housing deposit is not required.
  • Deposits are non-refundable after May 1.

SOAR—Summer Orientation

All new students are required to participate in  Saints Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR). SOAR will prepare you for a smooth and successful transition to Holy Cross College through online events and a one-on-one session with an academic advisor. Registration for SOAR events and additional information will be made available in early Spring 2021.

Welcome Weekend

Welcome Weekend is both an extension of orientation and a celebration marking the beginning of your academic journey. Beginning with residence hall “move-in” on Friday, Welcome Weekend continues through the weekend with plenty of fun activities across the tri-campus.

Welcome Weekend is scheduled to take place August 20-22, 2021. More information and a schedule of events will be made available in Spring 2021.