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Picture of the campus sealHoly Cross students describe the moment they knew our welcoming campus was where they would earn their degree. For many, it was the sense of belonging they felt during their campus visit.

To help with your decision to visit the campus, you would become eligible for a one-time $500 textbook grant to use as a Holy Cross student in the bookstore after making an official in-person visit in the year leading up to your enrollment. More information is available at our Scholarships and Grants page.

We offer several campus visit options (both in-person and virtual) that let you experience Holy Cross to the fullest:

Schedule your visit today.

If you are a prospective student, an information session with an admission counselor is the best way for you to learn about the Holy Cross College experience, the application process, and the financial aid resources available to you. These sessions are offered most weekdays at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and are followed immediately by a student-led campus tour. 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. If you are unable to visit campus in person, view our campus tour video to experience our campus virtually:

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.

Explore how to become a Holy Cross Saint, by attending our Preview Day Events! Why should you participate in a Holy Cross College Preview Day? Preview Day allows prospective Holy Cross students, the opportunity to learn more about Holy Cross College. Experience Holy Cross College from a current student’s perspective; by sitting in on a college course, engage in robust classroom discussions, and learn more about the admissions process at Holy Cross College. While prospective students are in the classroom, we have programming for guests including discussions about the college experience, resources, and next steps.

Preview Day begins with check-in at 1:30 p.m., and the day’s programming ends at 6:00 p.m. ET. We have additional optional programming to round out the Preview Day experience. The optional event is dinner in the Siegfried Dining Hall at 5:00 p.m. ET. To register for a Preview Day event, please select one of the dates below and complete the registration form. Upon successful submission, the prospective student will receive a confirmation email.

Monday, September 25th, 2023
Saturday, September 30th, 2023
Monday, October 9th, 2023
Monday, November 6th, 2023

Should you be unable to attend any of the Preview Day Events, we still offer daily personalized Information Session & Campus Tours. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Admissions at (574) 239-8400 or by emailing [email protected].

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.

Click below to watch recorded sessions:

You can also view our campus tour video to experience our campus virtually.

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). Please note, we are in the Eastern Time (ET) zone.

Click here for driving directions to campus. “Search nearby” on Google maps for hotel accommodations, restaurants, and attractions. If you’re making hotel reservations, be sure to let them know you’re visiting Holy Cross 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 connects South Bend Airport with cities throughout Northwestern Indiana, with a final destination of downtown Chicago.

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.