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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.

Visit Campus

⚠️ Notice: Campus visit opportunities have been suspended. Read more about Holy Cross College’s response to COVID-19.

Holy Cross Live

Holy Cross Live is a series of online events introducing you to the academic, social, and faith life at Holy Cross College. Events will be interactive with the opportunity for viewers to submit questions in real time from the comfort of home. Prospective students, admitted students, and parents are encouraged to register. All times are Eastern Daylight Time.

Information Session and Campus Tour

If you are a prospective student, an information session with an admissions counselor is the best way for you to learn about the Holy Cross College experience, the application process, and financial aid resources available to you. These sessions are offered most weekdays at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and are followed immediately by a student-led campus tour. When classes are in session, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary meal alongside current students in the Siegfried Dining Hall, and on select evenings, an overnight stay in a residence hall with a student host is available. If you would like to meet a specific professor or are interested in meeting with representatives from athletics, campus ministry, career development, global perspectives, Notre Dame Marching Band, or ROTC, please let us know before you arrive so that we can do our best to accommodate your request. You can indicate a special meeting request on your visit registration form or by calling us at 574.239.8400.

Information sessions and campus tours are also offered on select Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. and on Notre Dame home football game Saturdays at 9:00 a.m. Those who participate in a campus tour on the Friday prior to a Notre Dame home football game or on Saturday morning will receive a complimentary parking pass (valued at $30) for game day parking at Holy Cross College.

Click here to view our visit calendar and register for your visit.

Preview Days

Preview Days include an admissions information session, financial aid presentation, a student-led campus tour, and much more! Attend a Preview Day if you want to meet current students, faculty, and staff while getting an in-depth look at all the opportunities available at Holy Cross College.

Fall 2019 Preview Day Schedule

  • Monday, September 9, 2019 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, October 7, 2019 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 9, 2019 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 18, 2019 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Fall 2020 Preview Days TBA

Admitted Student Days

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. More information about Admitted Student Days can be found here.

  • Sunday, January 19-Monday, January 20, 2020
    Overnight stay in campus residence halls on Sunday, January 19, available
  • Sunday, February 23-Monday, February 24, 2020
    Overnight stay in campus residence halls on Sunday, February 23, available
  • Sunday, March 22-Monday, March 23, 2020 Cancelled
    Overnight stay in campus residence halls on Sunday, March 22, available
  • Sunday, April 19-Monday, April 20, 2020 Cancelled
    Overnight stay in campus residence halls on Sunday, April 19, available

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 for admitted students.

Planning Your Visit

Parking is available in the visitor parking lot (#2 on the campus map). Handicap parking spots are located in the visitors circle (#14 on the campus map).

Click here for driving directions to campus. Google maps allows you to “search nearby” for hotel accommodations, restaurants, and attractions. If you are making hotel reservations, be sure to let them know that you are visiting Holy Cross College and ask if they have a special visit rate.

Traveling by plane or taking the South Shore Line from Chicago? The South Bend International Airport is your easy, local connection. The South Shore rail line is operated by NICTD and connects South Bend Airport with cities throughout Northwestern Indiana, with a final destination of downtown Chicago. Click here for the South Shore schedule. Need help getting from there to here? The SBN website links to car rental agencies, taxi services, and local buses. You’ll also find Uber and Lyft services available around South Bend.