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Welcome Weekend


Fireworks during welcome weekend celebrations

Welcome Weekend 2021 begins on Friday, August 20, with move-in for new resident students. During this time, students meet hall staff and get settled into their new home. Students must register for a check-in time through their Holy Cross Applicant Portal. Students who will live off-campus or are approved for early move-in (athletics, ROTC, band, etc.) should register for the noontime slot to pick up their materials. Friday afternoon incorporates welcome weekend programming for students and parents, ending with a dinner in the Pfeil Center. Programming for parents and families concludes on Friday, August 20.

Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22, is programming for students. All faiths are welcome to join us at 5:00 p.m. for a Vigil Mass in St. Joseph Chapel for all new students. Any family still in town is invited to attend the liturgy.

Click here for a complete schedule of Welcome Weekend 2021.

Monday, August 23, is the first day of classes for students at Holy Cross, Saint Mary’s, and the University of Notre Dame. An opening Mass and a HoCro Nation celebration are planned for Monday evening to help students on and off-campus kick off the new school year.