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53rd Commencement

President of Holy Cross College Rev. David T. Tyson, C.S.C, announced that the college will postpone all graduation exercises to Labor Day Weekend. Commencement activities for the Class of 2020 will be held on September 4-6. Baccalaureate Mass is scheduled for September 4th where we will gather to pray in thanksgiving with and for the graduates. The Commencement ceremony is on Saturday, September 5th at 2 p.m. More details will be posted when they become available.

Instead of a virtual graduation we want to bring together the graduates with the entire campus community, along with our new class, to celebrate the great accomplishments of the class of 2020. This will be the first time in history that all the student body will be present for graduation along with faculty, staff and administration.

“Our College community will gather early in the fall semester for an official Welcome Home Celebration that would involve a festival of sorts as the center of this College celebration will be the Commencement of the Class of 2020,” noted Father Tyson. “What will be unique is a welcome home weekend celebration where the entire College Community will celebrate its coming home after months of being apart. This also allows the student body to be present for the most significant event of the weekend (and year) which will be the Commencement of the Class of 2020! I am particularly happy that our newest students will be able to witness the ceremony as an inspiration as they begin their college experience at Holy Cross.”

Holy Cross College Information

Holy Cross College is a Catholic, residential, coed, four-year institution of higher learning, offering an applied liberal arts curriculum. It was founded in 1966 and continues to be conducted by the Brothers of Holy Cross a society of lay religious men within the Congregation of Holy Cross (CSC) who take vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience as a way to more creatively and intimately serve the mission of our Savior Jesus Christ, His Body – the Church, and the needs of the world. Brothers of Holy Cross serve through ministries which educate and sensitize persons to the need of the world for justice and peace.

Senior Portraits

Graduation portraits are keepsakes to be cherished and shared with friends and family for years to come.

A professional photographer will be on campus to take portraits on:

Friday, February 15: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 21: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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Portraits are taken in the Driscoll Auditorium. No money is necessary at the time of the session.

A cap, gown,diploma, and stole will be available.

Various portrait packages are available.

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Stole of Gratitude

This stole is given to all graduates during the commencement exercises.

After the ceremony, the stole is given to a mentor, friend, or relative who has provided the graduate with significant guidance, wisdom, and support.

Diploma Frames

Diploma frames let you display your diploma with style.  We partnered with Professional Framing Company to have our logo and name placed on a variety of high-quality frames.

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Class Rings

Meaning of the Ring

The Cross and Anchor, insignia of the Brothers of Holy Cross congregation, represent the College‘s founding fathers.

The fleur-de-lis, the French lily, identifies the origins of the Brothers of Holy Cross.

The chapel and steeple, representative of Holy Cross College: Situated in the center of campus, the Saint Joseph Chapel embodies the spirit of Holy Cross.

The Ring of Holy Cross College is a timeless token of the bond between all Holy Cross graduates and the place that formed them as scholars, citizens, leaders, and disciples.

The ring is available to students during their junior and senior years.


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Every ring comes with:

  • A Lifetime Warranty
  • An Interest-free Credit Card Payment Plan
  • A Ring Loss Protection Plan