Admitted Students

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


Important Update

Holy Cross College, along with the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College, announced its decision to cancel all on-campus classes and events for the remainder of the semester. We believe this is in the best interest of our students, staff, and visitors as the health and well-being of our campus community is our highest priority. Know of our prayers for your health and safety as well as wisdom and understanding as you navigate the college journey in the weeks ahead.

In the midst of the pain and uncertainty our world is facing, we continue to celebrate your accomplishments and anticipate the many ways your gifts will transform our tri-campus community at Notre Dame. We eagerly look forward to the return of our students, and we hope that includes you!

We understand that the current circumstances create a new challenge in your college search process. In an attempt to assist you make the most informed decision during this time of discernment, we’re providing these resources and updates.

Holy Cross Live NEW
One-on-One Virtual Meetings NEW
Financial Aid Phone Calls NEW
Contact Information
Residential Life
Financial Aid
Enrollment Confirmation and Deposits UPDATED
SOAR – Summer Orientation UPDATED


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.


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.


One-on-One Virtual Meetings

We value connections at Holy Cross. To allow for a more personalized experience as you learn about the opportunities on our campus, our admissions counselors are now scheduling one-on-one virtual meetings. Click below to view calendars and to schedule a meeting. (Who is my counselor?)

If you prefer just a normal phone call or sending an email, click here to find your counselor’s contact information.


Financial Aid Phone Calls

We remain committed to continuing timely delivery of financial aid notifications via email and postal mail. Additionally, we know that understanding your notification, expected out-of-pocket expenses, and additional financing options is important. To reduce the chances of missed calls and voicemails, we’ve created a calendar for scheduling phone calls between families with questions and financial aid staff with answers.

Schedule a financial aid phone call


Contact Information

As much as possible, we will be working remotely in the coming weeks. To best serve you, we have forwarded our office phones to our personal phones, and we can, of course, be reached via email.

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!

Si tienes preguntas, no dudes en escribirnos a preguntas@hcc-nd.edu.

Other important contacts at Holy Cross College:

Office of Admissions admissions@hcc-nd.edu 574.239.8400
Office of Financial Aid financialaid@hcc-nd.edu 574.239.8400
Office of Student Accounts studentaccounts@hcc-nd.edu 574.239.8413
Autumn Ganser
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
aganser@hcc-nd.edu 574.239.8408
Dorene Muszer
Student Accounts Manager
FAQs
dmuszer@hcc-nd.edu 574.239.8403
Stephanie White
Academic Advising
FAQs
swhite@hcc-nd.edu 574.239.8336
Andrew Polaniecki
Dean of Students
Director of Residence Life and Housing
apolaniecki@hcc-nd.edu 574.239.8315
Carlos Centellas
First Generation Student Coordinator
Hablo Español
ccentellas@hcc-nd.edu 810.494.3794

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. 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

Although May 1 will remain our priority confirmation deadline, we’ve extended our refund date to June 1. This means if you pay your deposit and then decide, for whatever reason, that you will not be able to enroll at Holy Cross, you can request a refund of your deposit prior to June 1.

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 on your Holy Cross Applicant Portal. If you have forgotten how to access your Applicant Portal, contact us, and we can help!

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 June 1.


SOAR—Summer Orientation

All new students will be invited to participate in a virtual Saints Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) event over the summer. SOAR will not be held on the campus of Holy Cross College summer 2020. More information will be shared at a later date.