The inauguration of Dr. Marco J. Clark, Ed.D., the sixth president of Holy Cross College, is March 25, 2023. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the College is holding a Day of Service on Thursday, March 23, an Academic Symposium Friday, March 24, and the installation of Dr. Clark Saturday, March 25. Below is a detailed list of opportunities happening on campus to commemorate this momentous time in Holy Cross College history.


Day of Service – Holy Cross College will give back to the local community and participate in collaboration projects with our non-profit partners.

We will enjoy several opportunities to give back to the community on campus and all are invited to participate.

Fill school supply needs for La Casa de Amistad purchasing items through Amazon. Click here to purchase an item off their wish list and make sure to select shipping to Holy Cross College when prompted during checkout.

Visit with some community partners from 10:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. in Ave Brew.

  • Boys and Girls Club of St. Joseph County
  • Catholic Worker/Our Lady of the Road – click here to donate to Motels for Now to help area homeless
  • Logan & the Great Logan Nose On
  • Real Services
  • Reins of Life
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Cultivate Food Rescue

Join the St. Vincent De Paul Society toiletries drive with either financial or physical donations. Please drop donations off in the SGA Office. Items accepted include:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Soap/Bodywash
  • Brush/Comb
  • Body lotion
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Detergent

Donate at the blood drive – click here to register.
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Driscoll Lounge

Participate in the free COVID-19 vaccine clinic – click here to register.
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Pfeil Center Lobby


Academic Symposium – Showcase of Holy Cross College & Its Catholic, Liberal Arts Education

Brother Philip Smith, C.S.C. will present “Brother Columba O’Neill, C.S.C.: In Kind Love.”
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Driscoll Auditorium with a reception to follow

Musical performance by The Echoes.
11:00 a.m.
Driscoll Auditorium

Presentation of scientific research by faculty and students.
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Driscoll Auditorium

Fall semester Lebanon Trip presentation by students and faculty.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Driscoll Auditorium

Next journey, a presentation on the newest majors on campus.
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Driscoll Auditorium

PSI CHI Induction ceremony with alumnus Paul Gilsdorf ’18 as the featured speaker.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pfeil Center Boardroom

Ave Tunes – Campus jam fest with live music by faculty, staff, and students.
4:45 p.m.
Ave Brew

Exhibit – View artwork from MCI, faculty, staff, and students and a literary exhibit with pieces from the academic journal Core Chronicles books 1 and 2.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Vincent Atrium


Inaugural Mass
10:00 a.m.
St. Joseph Chapel

Inauguration Installation Ceremony of President
2:00 p.m.
Pfeil Center McKenna Arena
Reception to immediately follow in the Inaugural Event Tent

For assistance or with immediate questions related to the inauguration, please contact [email protected].

Thank you, to our generous sponsors!

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South Bend, IN 46637

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South Bend, IN 46601

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Check -In
Saturday, March 25, 2023
9:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m.
Please check in at the Vincent Hall Atrium. You will receive further direction and your academic regalia may be hung for safe-keeping.

Inaugural Mass
Saturday, March 25, 2023
10:00 a.m.
Mass to be held in the St. Joseph Chapel on the campus of Holy Cross College. Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades, Bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese, will preside.

Inaugural Luncheon
Saturday, March 25, 2023
11:30 a.m.
Join Holy Cross Trustees, faculty and staff, students, and special guests for lunch under the Pfeil Center inauguration event tent, on the campus of Holy Cross College.

Inaugural Ceremony
Saturday, March 25, 2023
2:00 p.m.
Please report to the Vincent Student Lounge (the Max) at 1:15 p.m. for robing and line-up.

The procession will step off promptly at 1:55 p.m. from the Max, to the Pfeil Center.

The investiture ceremony will be held in the Pfeil Center on the campus of Holy Cross College.


Saturday, March 25

Thank you for taking part in the inauguration of Holy Cross College’s sixth president, Dr. Marco Clark. Please refer to the instructions for pertinent ceremony details. Please contact Jodie Badman at 574-239-8374 or [email protected] with questions.

Pfeil Recreation Center
Campus of Holy Cross College
Notre Dame, Indiana
Phone: 574-239-8400

Delegates and guests may park in the commuter lot located on the east side of campus or the Pfeil Recreation Center lot located to the east of the rec center. Shuttle service will be available.

Join Dr. Clark and Holy Cross Community members for lunch prior to the inaugural ceremony. Lunch will be served under the Pfeil Center inauguration event tent at 11:30 a.m.

Please report to the Vincent Student Lounge (the Max) by 1:15 p.m. for robing and line-up. Please do not bring any valuables, such as purses, as the lounge is open and will NOT BE LOCKED. Your guest(s) is/are invited to be seated in the Pfeil Center at this time. College Marshals will assist delegates with robing and lining up in pairs. The procession to the Pfeil Center will begin promptly at 1:55 p.m.

At 1:55 p.m. flag bearers will begin the procession, followed by the Chief Marshal, various greeters, and the DELEGATES (walking two by two). The Board of Trustees, faculty, and the platform party will follow. Delegates will enter the gym and process up the aisle, toward the stage. A marshal will then direct delegates to their appropriate rows – delegates on the left will be seated in a row on the left, while delegates on the right side of procession will be seated in a row on the right. Please fill in each empty seat, unless there is a RESERVED sign present. Please remain standing until instructed.

Immediately following the ceremony, please join Dr. Marco Clark and inauguration guests for a reception under the tent, honoring the new President.

Please contact Jodie Badman at 239-8374 or [email protected] with questions or concerns.