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Admitted Students

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.

The information below will help you take the next steps to officially join the Holy Cross family.

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!

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Other important contacts at Holy Cross College:

Office of Admissions 574.239.8400
Office of Financial Aid 574.239.8400
Office of Student Accounts 574.239.8413
Angelia Forrest
Indiana Recruitment and Retention Specialist 574.239.8362
Autumn Ganser
Assistant Director of Financial Aid 574.239.8408
Dorene Muszer
Student Accounts Manager
FAQs 574.239.8403
Stephanie White
Academic Advising
FAQs 574.239.8336
Andrew Polaniecki
Dean of Students
Director of Residence Life and Housing 574.239.8315
Carlos Centellas
First Generation Student Coordinator
Hablo Español 810.494.3794

Plan a Campus Visit

Admitted Student Days are specially designed visit days just for admitted students and their families. During your visit, you’ll meet future classmates, future professors, and learn all about the Holy Cross experience from those who know it best—our current students. Overnight stays in our residence halls are available upon request and require a completed waiver and health form.

Admitted Student Days begin on Sunday afternoon and end on Monday with an optional lunch at 12:00 p.m. ET. You have the option of indicating if you will participate in just Sunday’s or Sunday’s-Monday’s events. Overnight stays in our residence halls are available if the request is made at least five days before your arrival.

Registration now open!

Personalized Campus Visit for Admitted Students Can’t attend an Admitted Student Days? No problem! We can help you plan a personalized campus visit on a day that works with your schedule. Your visit will include a one-on-one meeting with an admissions counselor, a campus tour, and a complimentary meal in Siegfried Dining Hall. You can also observe a class, meet with a professor, and visit the Office of Financial Aid and Student Accounts to discuss your financial assistance and payment plan options. Overnight stays in the residence halls are available on select dates as well. Click to register for a personalized campus visit.

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 2020-2021 online housing application. The application 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, 2020 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, 2020. The July 1 deadline allows you to meet other incoming students and tour the residence halls during SOAR in June. Many students make new friends and find their future roommates during SOAR. For those who do not request a specific roommate, assignments will be made using compatibility questions on the housing application. Click 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 2020-2021 online housing application opens in the spring and 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, 2020, 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 in your Holy Cross Applicant Portal. If you have forgotten how to access your Applicant Portal, contact us, and we will email or text you a link.

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 attend a Saints Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) day at Holy Cross College. During SOAR you will register for classes with an academic advisor, learn about campus resources, and meet other new students. Your enrollment deposit must be submitted before registering for SOAR.

New students must attend one of the following orientation days. Space for each day is limited, so early registration is recommended. Parents/guardians are encouraged to attend!

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.

Submitting Your Deposit

Are you ready to confirm your enrollment at Holy Cross College? Submit your deposit to officially become a Saint!

Your deposit to Holy Cross consists of two components:

Enrollment and housing deposits are refundable until May 1. The $200 enrollment deposit will be applied directly to your student account, and the $200 housing deposit, if applicable, will be applied directly to your student housing account.

Please choose one of the following payment options:

Pay via your HCC portal



This is the quickest, most secure, and preferred method of payment. Make sure to have your unique HCC portal username and password (provided in your admitted student packet) and a credit or debit card available.

Pay by mail

Mail a check or money order payable to Holy Cross College in the amount of $200 (enrollment deposit only) or $400 (enrollment and housing deposits) to the address below. Please include your name and Holy Cross ID number on the memo line.

Holy Cross College
Office of Student Accounts
P.O. Box 308
Notre Dame, IN 46556-0308

Pay by phone

If you prefer to pay with a credit or debit card by phone, you can call 574.239.8413 during regular business hours. Please have your Holy Cross ID number ready.

Pay in person

We always welcome visitors to campus and accommodate anyone who wishes to pay their enrollment deposit in person. Our Office of Student Accounts is open to receive credit, debit, check, or cash payments Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you would like to also discuss a tuition payment plan during your visit, please call ahead to schedule an appointment at 574.239.8403.

Notre Dame Portable Tuition Benefit

Holy Cross College has always been grateful for the ways that children and dependents of employees of the University of Notre Dame have contributed to our campus. In order to recognize the importance of this community, Holy Cross College has adopted the following policy for children and eligible dependents of Notre Dame faculty and staff who are eligible for Notre Dame’s portable tuition benefit:

For each semester the portable tuition benefit is applied to Holy Cross College, children and dependents of eligible Notre Dame employees who are enrolled full-time will be awarded a financial aid package that covers the full cost of tuition and the comprehensive student fees. Thus, those who are eligible for the portable tuition benefit would pay $0 for tuition and fees. This benefit offered by Holy Cross College does not cover other costs such as room and board, books, travel, or any fees specific to a course, event, or program. Children and dependents may qualify for other sources of financial aid to cover these additional charges, however.

In order to cover the full cost of tuition and fees, financial aid packages may include Indiana, federal, and/or institutional aid for which the student is eligible. Holy Cross College will work to ensure that each student’s aid package is optimally awarded so that any remaining tuition and comprehensive fees are covered after the Notre Dame portable tuition benefit is applied. For maximum need-based financial aid consideration, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be submitted to Holy Cross College.

Holy Cross College requires its first year and sophomore students to live on campus in residence halls. Students who will live at home with parents and commute to campus are exempt from this requirement. Holy Cross College has limited, need-based scholarships available for Notre Dame employee children and dependents who want to live in on-campus residence halls. For information about this residence scholarship, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Notre Dame employees should contact the Notre Dame Office of Human Resources to inquire about eligibility for the portable tuition benefit for children and dependents.

Questions about this policy can be directed to the Holy Cross College Office of Financial Aid.

This policy, officially articulated in 2018, will be applied to students enrolling academic year 2018-2019 and will be applied retroactively to ensure that current Holy Cross students who are eligible children or other eligible dependents of Notre Dame employees will be covered.

Welcome Weekend

Welcome to Holy Cross College!

August 24-26, 2019

Welcome Weekend at Holy Cross provides a welcoming environment that caters to new and transfer students alike. This unique experience introduces the students to our campus culture, traditions, and family atmosphere, while maintaining a balance between academics and fun. Students and parents will find the transition into the Holy Cross family effortless.

Welcome Weekend is designed to provide new students with the information they will need to have a successful first year at Holy Cross. We want to help you understand necessary policies and procedures, familiarize you with campus services and opportunities, and aid in your academic, personal, social, and spiritual adjustment.

Parents are invited to help their students move-in on Saturday, August 24th, and join in the day’s celebrations and activities. Activities for parents will conclude with dinner on Saturday.

Welcome Weekend and all its events is mandatory for all new students who will be attending Holy Cross College.

Student 2019 Schedule (Updated 8/22/19)

Commuter Student Schedule (Updated 8/22/19)

Gateway Student Schedule (Updated 8/22/19)

Move-In Map