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The Cross & Anchor Summit

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The Summit: One week that will mold you to view college education and community differently

The Cross & Anchor Summit is a one-week, pre-college program that provides two sessions of 40 high school students each year the opportunity to:

  • Live on a college campus—and benefit from the peer mentorship of select Holy Cross College students
  • Participate in lively seminar discussions that are rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and guided by faculty from Holy Cross College and the University of Notre Dame
  • Explore community organizations related to business, education, sports, and visual arts
  • Share community-building experiences with students from Indiana

In 2024, the Cross & Anchor Summit will be offered July 7-12.

Journey to become a virtuous leader

Cross & Anchor Summit participants follow the same track that enables them to investigate how virtuous leaders are formed and practice in a variety of disciplines including:

  • Business
  • Education
  • Sports
  • Visual Arts

Throughout the week, you will explore the Summit’s fundamental question: What are the tenets that virtuous leaders practice and how can I become a virtuous leader myself?

How much does Cross & Anchor cost?

The full Cross & Anchor Summit week-long experience is free for all attendees. This includes:

  • Classroom materials
  • Accommodations in a campus residence hall for five nights
  • Meals

Currently, the Summit is only open to students in the state of Indiana.


If you have any questions, please contact The Cross & Anchor Summit, at [email protected] or call 574-406-0076.