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Spring 2021 semester information

Classes for the spring semester begin Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

Pre-Arrival COVID-19 Testing

  • All students will be required to take a pre-arrival COVID-19 test. The procedure will be very similar to the pre-arrival test that you all completed for the fall semester.
  • Everyone will receive a lab order from Dr. Michelle Pearson that will be sent to your Holy Cross email.
  • Please plan to complete your test 7-10 days prior to your arrival to campus.
  • Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 since November 1st or will have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine will be exempt from the pre-arrival test. Please provide Mr. Tom DeHorn, Director of Student Health Services, with documentation.

Daily Campus Health Check

  • All members of the College community, administrators, faculty, staff, and students will once again be required to complete a daily health check.

Arrival to Campus

  • The residential halls, including University Edge, open at 10:00 a.m. on February 2nd (the day before the 1st day of classes).
  • Meal plans will begin with lunch on this same day.
  • Keys for your dorm building and room will be located in your campus mailbox.  Please retrieve them from your mailbox upon your return to campus.
  • Students flying internationally to return to campus will be asked to undergo a 4-day quarantine upon arrival and will receive a COVID-19 test on the 4th day.  Students flying internationally are approved to arrive as early as January 29th but must inform me of their particular arrival time and date.

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There's a hall for everyone

Every residence hall at Holy Cross has its own unique culture, atmosphere, and distinctive features. Explore all of your options and decide which one is the best fit for you.

James Hall

James Hall crest

Motto: Smile, Pray, Be Kind
Patron Saint: St. Joan of Arc
Color: Lavender
Crest: Against a lavender background, the James Hall Crest centrally features the Sword and
Crown from St. Joan of Arc’s Coat of Arms. The hilt of the sword is festooned with
three sunflowers representing the three floors of James Hall and the Holy Trinity, also
signifying the continual turning towards Light. On either side are lavender hanging
banners, another nod to St. Joan: the left banner is adorned with the fleur-di-Lis
(linking James Hall to Holy Cross’s French roots and to its Brother Hall, Basil, whose
crest contains the same symbol) and the right banner featured the Cross & Anchor,
symbol of the Congregation of Holy Cross and of Holy Cross College. The Crest is
emblazoned with the Hall Motto: “Smile, Pray, Be Kind.”
Mascot: The James Jaguar

 

Perfect for residents who wish to be part of a close-knit community while maintaining their own space for sleep, James Hall features:

  • 44 women (including 3 RAs)
  • 42 single rooms, 2 doubles
  • 1st floor lounge

Most singles are 10’ x 12’ and feature a:

  • Bed
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bookshelf over the desk

Most rooms also have sinks. Large lounges on the second and third floors provide space for studying, relaxing, and hall events.

Level 1 Floor Plan
Level 2 Floor Plan
Level 3 Floor Plan

 

North Hall

North Hall crest

Motto: Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.
Patron Saint: St. Catherine of Sienna
Color: Blue Spruce
Crest: The North Hall Crest features a Blue Spruce shield on a clean mint background.
Emblazoned on the shield is the North Hall mascot, the Griffin, holding three lilies in
its mouth. Flanking the shield are two larger lilies. Together, the Griffin and five lilies
are a nod towards the Griffin family, who demonstrate an abiding love for and firm
commitment to the mission of Holy Cross College. The choice of lily is symbolic of St.
Joseph, because of the roots of the Brothers of Holy Cross as the Brothers of Saint
Joseph and the particular devotion St. Andre Bessette had towards St. Joseph, The
shield is topped with a Crown of Thorns representing the sacrificial love of Christ. The
whole shield rests atop the Cross & Anchor, symbol of the Congregation of Holy Cross
and of Holy Cross College. The Crest is emblazoned with the Hall Motto: “Be who God
meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”
Mascot: Griffin

 

With multiple lounges and televisions, a fireplace, laundry facilities, study space, a kitchen on the first floor for use by residents, air-conditioning, and a prayer and reflection room, North Hall is a welcoming environment that features:

68 women (including 2 RAs). Double-occupancy rooms that include:

  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Closets
  • 2 Desks
  • 2 Chairs
  • 2 Bookshelves over the desks
  • 1 sink

Space for extra furniture is limited, so wait to purchase additional furniture until after you’ve moved in.

1st and 2nd Floor Plans

Anselm Hall

The 33 men and two RA’s in Anselm Hall can choose from an array of different room configurations. Featuring single-, double-, and triple-occupancy options, each room in Anselm Hall provides the following for each resident:

  • Bed
  • Closet or wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bookshelf over the desk
  • Air conditioning

Most rooms have sinks. We recommend waiting until moving in to determine whether or not you’ll have the space to purchase additional furniture.

Level 1 Floor Plan

Basil Hall

Home to 62 men and three RAs, Basil features:

  • Single and double-occupancy rooms
  • Spacious lounges on the second and third floors
  • A bed; closet, wardrobe or chest of drawers; desk; chair; and bookshelf for each resident
  • Sinks in the majority of rooms

Level 1 Floor Plan
Level 2 Floor Plan
Level 3 Floor Plan

Pulte Hall

The 23 men and one RA living in Pulte Hall reside in four-bed apartment units that feature:

  • Two bedrooms
  • Two baths
  • A kitchen
  • An unfurnished living room
  • Air conditioning
  • A range/stove
  • A full-size refrigerator
  • A bed, desk, chair, bookshelf, and closet or wardrobe for each resident
  • Lounge available with projector screen, and patio for cookouts
  • Plunger and toilet cleaning supplies

As a Pulte resident, you’ll share the building with the St. Joseph House on the second floor, the on-campus residence of the Brothers of Holy Cross working at the college and young men discerning the call to religious life.

Level 1 Floor Plan

South Hall

The 46 men and two RAs who call South Hall home enjoy four-bed apartment units similar to those in Pulte Hall, each one featuring:

  • Two bedrooms
  • Two baths
  • A kitchen
  • An unfurnished living room
  • Air conditioning
  • A range/stove
  • A full-size refrigerator
  • A bed, desk, chair, bookshelf, and closet or wardrobe for each resident
  • Plunger and toilet cleaning supplies

Level 1 Floor Plan
Level 2 Floor Plan

University Edge

Apartment Floorplans
Apartment Locations

University Edge is an off-campus, co-ed, apartment complex located one mile from Holy Cross College. We lease one building from University Edge, and sublease the apartment units directly to students. This opportunity is available to only upper-classmen with a certain number of credits.

The apartments are four-bedroom units, and all Holy Cross apartments are located together to build a community off-campus. One RA and one coordinator are available on the premises.

More information about the fully-furnished apartments can be found on University Edge’s website.