Videos, Photo Galleries: Holy Cross Awards 699 Bachelor of Arts Degrees During Commencement Exercises
Ambassador Thomas ’78 to grads: How will you use the ‘gift of a Holy Cross education?’
In his address at the College’s 170th Commencement Exercises held on May 27, Harry K. Thomas Jr. ’78, the United States Ambassador to the....
PayScale Ranks Holy Cross No. 8 Best Value Liberal Arts College
The College of the Holy Cross is among the top best value liberal arts colleges in the country, according to PayScale’s 2016 College Return on....
New Webcams Provide Live Video Stream of Campus, Contemplative Center
Four new webcams provide a 24/7, high definition video stream of different locations at Holy Cross. The webcam videos work across all devices,....
Conference Marks 10 Years of Bringing Together Holy Cross Women in Business
Deputy editor of Vanity Fair magazine Aimee Bell ‘88 to give keynote speech
The Women in Business Conference, which brings together Holy Cross alumnae who work in business and students interested in entering the field, will....
Holy Cross to Host Higher Education Diversity Conference
The College of the Holy Cross will host a conference on data-driven diversity practices in higher education on Nov. 13 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the....
Photo Gallery: Contemplative Center Construction Progresses as Crews Lay Foundation
Five months after the groundbreaking, construction of the Thomas P. Joyce ’59 Contemplative Center is moving along briskly. A house and pool that....
The Arts Take Center Stage at Holy Cross
From musical performances to exhibitions to theatre productions, a cultural shift is taking place atop Mount St. James
The spotlight is shining brightly on the arts at Holy Cross. From musical performances to art exhibitions to theatre productions, the College will....
Holy Cross Remembers Lost Alumni on Anniversary of Sept. 11
The Holy Cross community is marking the anniversary of Sept. 11 with prayers for our seven alumni and their families, and for all who died and....
Photo Gallery: Fall Orientation Helps First-Year Students Settle In
Members of Class of 2019 bring cornucopia of gifts to Holy Cross
And they’re off! First-year students were welcomed to campus with open arms when they arrived to campus on the morning of Aug. 29 for move-in day.....
Photo Gallery, Video: Members of Class of 2019 Move Into Their New Home
Hundreds of volunteers greet newest members of the Holy Cross community
The steady stream of packed cars making their way up College Hill and snaking through Gate 7 on the morning of Aug. 29 signaled the start of....
Holy Cross to Welcome Class of 2019 on Aug. 29
Incoming students make headlines for academic, athletic accomplishments and community involvement
Holy Cross will welcome an academically accomplished and diverse first-year class of 741 students on Aug. 29. Of the 6,595 applicants who applied for....
Video: Idyllic Summer Months Bring Different Feel to Holy Cross Campus
From longer days to lush lawns and trees to colorful garden beds, the resplendent beauty of the Holy Cross campus shines most brightly during the....
Holy Cross Launches Redesigned, Mobile-Friendly Website
The College of the Holy Cross has launched a new mobile-friendly website, featuring a comprehensive redesign, more photography, and improved....
Holy Cross Awards 724 Bachelor of Arts Degrees During Commencement Exercises
Public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson dares grads to change the world
In an extemporaneous address at the College’s 169th Commencement Exercises held on May 22, social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson challenged....
Casey ’15 Receives Princeton in Africa Fellowship
Self-designed global health studies major to carry out yearlong service project for youth in Tanzania
Meghan Casey ’15, of North Attleboro, Mass., has received a Princeton in Africa fellowship for the 2015-16 academic year to carry out a....
Video: Alumni Couples Share Their Tales of Love
Video by Tom Rettig After they cross the commencement stage, Holy Cross students leave campus with an academic degree that will serve them well in....
Holy Cross Economics Professor Contributes to New Scientific Report on Catastrophic Nuclear Recovery
Among the contributors of a comprehensive new report on how communities can take steps toward recovery after a major nuclear incident is Katherine....
Holy Cross Music Professor and World-Renowned Composer to Deliver Annual Lecture on Liberal Arts
Osvaldo Golijov, Loyola Professor of Music at Holy Cross, will present this year’s Richard Rodino Lecture on the Aims of the Liberal Arts on March....
Photo Gallery: More Than 100 Inches of Snow Buries Holy Cross Campus
Ever wondered what the Holy Cross campus would look like with more than 100 inches of snow? Wonder no more. As of this post, Mother Nature has dumped....
Photo Gallery: Black Student Union Celebrates Black History Month
The Black and Gold Fashion Show is one of the most popular annual events among Holy Cross students. This year’s event was no different. The....
Photo Gallery: Blizzard of 2015 Drops Record Snowfall on Worcester
Nearly three feet of snow blankets Holy Cross campus
Snowstorms certainly are not unusual during Worcester’s winters. But the blizzard on Jan. 26 and 27 not only made national headlines, it set a new....
Black Student Union at Holy Cross to Mark Black History Month With Series of Events
‘Gideon’s Army’ filmmaker Dawn Porter to give talk on American justice system
In observation of Black History Month, the College of the Holy Cross community will celebrate events sponsored by the Black Student Union throughout....
Photo Gallery: Kimball Dining Hall Servery Receives Major Revamp
Traffic to main campus dining hall increases 30 percent
Judging by the increased traffic, the first major renovation to Kimball Dining Hall in more than 20 years has been met with great enthusiasm. The....
2014: Year in Review
New arts initiative launches, nine awarded Fulbright grants, Neil deGrasse Tyson visits campus, Dean of the College named and more
At Holy Cross, each year is marked by new achievements and accomplishments. Here are some of the most notable from 2014.
Student Video Profile: Oswaldo Subillaga ’16
‘At Holy Cross, I’ve always felt accompanied on the route we travel toward success’
‘At Holy Cross, I’ve always felt accompanied on the route we travel toward success’ ‘En Holy Cross siempre me he sentido acompañado en ese....
Video: Fall Foliage Makes for Breathtaking Scenes on Holy Cross Campus
New England is known for its foliage, and the Holy Cross campus — nestled on a hillside in Central Massachusetts — provides the perfect setting....
Young Environmental Activist to Explain How Waste Reduction Is Possible
Alex Freid, founder and director of the Post-Landfill Action Network, will give a talk titled “A Zero Waste Campus Is Possible: Why We Need to....
Holy Cross Marks 25th Anniversary of El Salvador Murders With Series of Events
President of Holy Cross to attend commemorations and ceremonies in El Salvador
Holy Cross will mark the 25th anniversary of the murder of six Jesuits and their companions in El Salvador with a series of events. In addition, Rev.....
Grammy-Winning Holy Cross Professor to Give Talk on ‘The Birth of Stereophonic Recording’
Toby Mountain, lecturer and director of studios in the music department, will give a talk titled “The Birth of Stereophonic Recording: How Nazi....
Blog: Tortorelli ’16 Excited to Study Literature at Oxford University
NAME Paige Tortorelli ’16 HOMETOWN New Fairfield, Conn. AREAS OF STUDY English major WHERE SHE’S STUDYING Mansfield College, University of....
Photo Gallery: Distinguished Alumni Visit Holy Cross and Students Get Front Row Access
Sanctae Crucis honorees talk about how their lives were shaped on Mount St. James
Five Holy Cross alumni who have distinguished themselves professionally and in the service of justice recently returned to campus to talk about their....
Blog: Carroll ’16 Shows It’s Possible to Major in Science and Study Abroad
NAME Michaela Carroll ’16 HOMETOWN Barrington, R.I. AREAS OF STUDY Physics major WHERE SHE’S STUDYING University of Leicester in Leicester,....
In Memoriam: Terri Priest, Associate Professor Emerita of Studio Art
Terri Priest, associate professor emerita of studio art, passed away on Sept. 13 after an illness. She was 86. Priest joined Holy Cross in 1978 after....
Holy Cross Remembers Lost Alumni on Anniversary of Sept. 11
Pax Christi to hold prayer for peace and candlelight vigil
The Holy Cross community is marking the anniversary of Sept. 11 with prayers for our seven alumni and their families, and for all who died and....
Blog: Paulino ’16 to Study International Relations at Scotland’s St. Andrews
NAME Victoria Paulino ’16 HOMETOWN Worcester, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Political science major WHERE SHE’S STUDYING St. Andrews University in St.....
Environmental Champion Slottje ’89 on Crusade to Protect America Against Fracking
Winner of top environmental prize to visit Holy Cross for panel discussion
Attorney Helen Holden Slottje ’89, who has helped organize bans against hydraulic fracturing (or, “fracking”) in dozens of New York....
Photo Gallery: Class of 2018 Receives Warm Welcome on Move-In Day
Wide-ranging schedule of events set for first week on campus
Sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s made for perfect weather as the 778 members of the class of 2018 arrived on Mount St. James for move-in....
Blog: Ghizzoni ’16 to Explore Rich History, Culture in Ireland
NAME Ryan Ghizzoni ’16 HOMETOWN Guilderland, N.Y. AREAS OF STUDY Economics major WHERE HE’S STUDYING University College Dublin in Dublin WHY HE....
Student Profile: Meghan Casey ’15
'Holy Cross gives you the support and freedom to explore your passions — and how you're going to use them to help other people'
NAME Meghan Casey ’15 HOMETOWN North Attleboro, Mass. ACADEMICS Self-designed global health studies major with premedical and Africana studies....
Holy Cross to Welcome Class of 2018 on Aug. 30
Incoming class most diverse in College’s history
Holy Cross will welcome an academically accomplished and diverse first-year class of 778 students on Aug. 30. The Class of 2018 is the most....
Photo Gallery: Kimball Main Dining Hall Gets a Facelift
Holy Cross Dining Services is cooking up something special this summer. When students return in the fall, they will notice a dramatically altered....
Members of the Holy Cross Class of 2018 Make Headlines
Talented, engaged students headed to to Mount St. James
The approximately 780 members of the Holy Cross class of 2018, who report to campus on Aug. 30, are among the top graduates in their high school....
Blog: Andersen ’16 Ready for the Challenge of Studying in Another Country
NAME Jackson Andersen ’16 HOMETOWN Pembroke, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY History major WHERE HE’S STUDYING Univeristy of Bamberg, Germany WHY HE CHOSE....
Photo Gallery: Class of 2018 Gets Taste of College Life at Summer Gateways Orientation
Memoir by world-renowned environmentalist is first-year common reading
Incoming students and their parents were on campus in June for three separate sessions of Summer Gateways Orientation. The workshops, lectures, and....
Holy Cross Admissions Offers Helpful Tips for Rising High School Seniors
Summer is officially here, which means it’s the perfect time for high school students to kick their college search process into high gear. At July....
Data: Holy Cross Education Prepares Students for Post-Graduate Success
Average starting salary for grads higher than the national average
Members of the Class of 2013 fared well in their post-graduate endeavors, according to research conducted recently by the Career Planning Center of....
Blog: Nguyen ’15 to Research Growing a Vegetable Garden on Campus
NAME Cindy Nguyen ’15 HOMETOWN Worcester, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Political science and philosophy double major WHAT SHE’S RESEARCHING In the past,....
Photo Gallery: Holy Cross Campus Springs to Life With Lush Green Lawns, Beautiful Flowers
“Like most people, when I think of the spring I think of new life and new beginnings,” says Darien Henry ’14. And like most people, Henry was....
Blog: As Intern at Scholastic, Luttmann ’15 Looks Forward to Crash Course in Publishing
NAME Melissa Luttmann ’15 HOMETOWN Memphis, Tenn. AREAS OF STUDY Classics major WHERE SHE’S INTERNING Scholastic Inc., which publishes and....
Blog: Ouellet ’16 Learns About PR, Marketing at California-Based Nonprofit
NAME Adam Ouellet ’16 HOMETOWN Hubbardston, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Music and history double major WHERE HE’S INTERNING “I will be working on....
Blog: Holy Cross President Reflects on Ignatian Pilgrimage
Pilgrims to trace the footsteps of St. Ignatius, founder of the Jesuits
WHAT Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., president of the College of the Holy Cross, will lead a pilgrimage to visit sites in Spain and Rome that are....
Students Learn About Life in Russia Beyond the Stereotypes Through Pen Pal Project
You could call it To Russia, With Love. As political tensions increasingly define relations between the United States and Russian governments, 18....
Holy Cross Awards 675 Bachelor of Arts Degrees During Commencement Exercises
Favreau, former head speechwriter for President Obama, urges grads to choose hope over cynicism
In his impassioned address at the College’s 168th Commencement Exercises held on May 23, Jon Favreau ’03, former director of speechwriting....
Holy Cross Produces Nine Fulbright Scholars
Recipients to teach and conduct research in Argentina, Germany, Russia, Sri Lanka, more
Eight members of the Class of 2014 and one member of the Class of 2012 have been awarded Fulbright grants to work and teach abroad during the 2014-15....
Four Holy Cross Students Accepted into Teaching Assistant Program in France
Four members of the Holy Cross Class of 2014 have been accepted into the Teaching Assistant Program in France, a seven-month assistantship that will....
Reppucci ’14 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Argentina
Grant is latest recognition for class valedictorian and scholar-athlete
Jeffrey Reppucci ’14, of Newburyport, Mass., has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Argentina where he will teach English....
Video: Galician Bagpiper Cristina Pato Kicks Off Arts Initiative With Rousing Performance
Students, faculty, staff and members of the general public who showed up to the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom recently for the launch of a new arts....
Olsen ’14 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Kyrgyzstan
Kyle Olsen ’14, of Los Angeles, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Kyrgyzstan where he will teach English to....
Microsoft Manager Rosado-Cruz ’94 on Diversity in Today’s Workplace
Francine Rosado-Cruz ’94, a senior global diversity and inclusion manager at Microsoft, says that her experiences at the College of the Holy Cross....
Blog: Students Dig Into Philosophy of Food in Tuscany Study Abroad Experience
WHAT A four-week immersive study program titled “Tuscany and the Philosophy of Food,” part of the College’s summer Study Abroad Program. The....
Students Illuminate Vergil’s Poetry in Podcasts
As part of College’s iPad program, classics course reaches out to general audience
Aaron Seider, assistant professor of classics at Holy Cross, found a new way to engage students in ancient stories. As part of his spring semester....
Senior Spotlight: Valedictorian Jeff Reppucci Made Impact on Campus and Around the World
NAME Jeffrey Reppucci HOMETOWN Newburyport, Mass. STUDIES Russian major BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Co-founder and president of Students Helping Children....
Senior Spotlight: Jesuit, Liberal Arts Education Provides Enriching Experience for Lily Meehan
NAME Lily Meehan HOMETOWN Wayne, Penn. STUDIES French and art history double major BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Senior interviewer, outreach e-board member,....
Senior Spotlight: Supportive Community, Strong Academics Distinguish Holy Cross, Says Meiling May
NAME Meiling May HOMETOWN Las Vegas STUDIES Biology major, College Honors Program BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Research assistant in the laboratory of Ann....
Senior Spotlight: Holy Cross Is Community Where Everyone Matters, Says William Geddes
NAME William Geddes HOMETOWN Cumberland, R.I. STUDIES Physics major, education minor, Teacher Education Program, and College Honors Program BEYOND....
Senior Spotlight: Academics, Athletics, Community Service Make for Rich College Experience, Says Gary Acquah
NAME Gary Acquah HOMETOWN Bronx, N.Y. STUDIES Sociology major, Deaf studies minor BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Holy Cross varsity football captain, Patriot....
Klett ’14 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Sri Lanka
Madeleine Klett ’14, of Arlington, Va., has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Sri Lanka where she will teach English to....
Gannon ’14 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Russia
Rachel Gannon ’14, of Katy, Texas, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Russia where she will teach English to Russian....
Blog: Students Describe Impact of Community-Based Learning
Through coursework, Holy Cross students address some of the community's pressing issues
WHO’S BLOGGING The Community-Based Learning interns: Rachel Greenberg ’15, an English major with a women’s and gender studies concentration....
Riley ’14 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Spain
Katherine Riley ’14, of Alameda, Calif., has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Spain where she will teach English to....
Domaney ’14 Awarded Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Turkey
Kristina Domaney ’14, of Norwood, Mass., has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Turkey where she will teach English to....
Roughan ’14 Receives Fulbright Grant to Conduct Research in Germany
Holy Cross inspires love of research, offers unique experiences in classics
Christine Roughan ’14, of Wilton, Conn., has received a Fulbright research grant for the 2014-15 academic year to travel to Germany to study and....
Daly ’12 Receives Fulbright Grant to Pursue Master’s Degree in International Security
Michael Daly ’12, of South Burlington, Vt., has received a Fulbright grant for the 2014-15 academic year to pursue a one-year master’s degree in....
Holy Cross Academic Conference to Showcase Student Work
300 students will present results of research, independent projects
As the academic year concludes, the College of the Holy Cross will host its annual Academic Conference from April 23 through April 26. The four-day....
Shugrue ’13 Receives Competitive NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
Christopher Shugrue ’13, of Rocky Hill, Conn., has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship provides....
Walters ’14 Receives Fulbright Grant to Study Organic Farming in Indonesia
Martha Walters ’14, of North Grafton, Mass., has received a Fulbright research grant for the 2014-15 academic year to study organic farming trends....
Emmons ’15 Receives Award for Tree-Kangaroo Habitat Research Conducted in Australia
Erin Emmons ’15, a biology major at the College of the Holy Cross, has received a School for Field Studies Distinguished Student Research Award for....
Photo Gallery: Snow Makes For ‘Storybook’ Look on Campus
As he did this fall, Darien Henry ’14 set out to capture in photographs the natural beauty of the Holy Cross campus during winter. This time, he....
Instagram: Correa ’17 Shares Her Holy Cross Experience Via Photography
NAME Natalie Ann Correa ’17 HOMETOWN Fair Lawn, N.J. STUDIES Undecided WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I was first told about Holy Cross by a friend I....
Instagram: Lillis ’16 Shares Daily Experiences at Holy Cross
NAME Caroline Lillis ’16 HOMETOWN Bronxville, N.Y. STUDIES Political science major WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I simply fell in love with how....
Instagram: ‘The Campus is Beautiful and Everyone Strives to Succeed,’ Says LeBlanc ’16
NAME Julia LeBlanc ’16 HOMETOWN Milton, Mass. STUDIES Undecided WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I’ve never heard a bad thing about Holy....
Instagram: Falkenham ’16 Shows You Why She Loves Holy Cross
NAME Kerri Falkenham ’16 HOMETOWN Derry, N.H. STUDIES Psychology major WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “It was a popular college to visit among students....
Instagram: Denton ’16 Shares Day-to-Day Beauty of Holy Cross
NAME Allison Denton ’16 HOMETOWN West Hartford, Conn. STUDIES English and Spanish double major WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I wanted to go to a....
Instagram: Body ’17 Aims to Capture Wonderful Energy at Holy Cross
NAME Meaghan Body ’17 HOMETOWN Dover, Mass. STUDIES Undecided WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “Growing up in Massachusetts, I had heard about Holy Cross....
Instagram: Holy Cross Campus Experience Unique, Says Bennett ’16
NAME Matthew Bennett ’16 HOMETOWN Seymour, Conn. STUDIES Economics major WHY HE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “Coming from a Jesuit high school, I knew I....
280 Holy Cross Students Spend Spring Break Doing Service Projects
Another 50 take part in business workshop, spiritual retreat
Hundreds of Holy Cross students are forgoing the beach and opting for an “alternative” spring break by spending their vacation doing service....
Holy Cross Celebrates 200th Anniversary Since the Restoration of the Jesuits
Yearlong series of events in remembrance and celebration of Jesuit history and identity
Holy Cross is marking the year 2014 with a series of events to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the restoration of the Jesuits. Founded in 1540,....
Luu ’14 Wins First Place Prize at Juried Art Show
Artworks by another 11 Holy Cross students on display
Bang Luu ’14, a visual arts studio major with a visual art history minor at Holy Cross, earned first place in the 10th annual College Art Show, a....
Photo Gallery: Students, Faculty and Alumni Celebrate New Brooks Concert Hall With Dedication Concert
The sheer volume of musical talent within the Holy Cross community was on display in the newly renovated Brooks Concert Hall on Jan. 30 for a....
Photo Gallery: ‘Opening Doors’ Finale Event Recaps Year of Celebration and Reflection
McElaney-Johnson ’79: Holy Cross taught us to ‘take risks and excel’
Like many of the events held over the past 18 months, the campuswide finale to “Opening Doors: Celebrating 40 Years of Coeducation” helped tell....
New Water Bottle Filling Stations Installed on Holy Cross Campus
Student-initiated effort will divert plastic bottles from waste stream
Students at Holy Cross have even more reason to forgo the purchase of bottled water. Last summer, Physical Plant installed about 20 water bottle....
Blog: Casey ’15 Looks Forward to Having Class Held in Rain Forest
NAME Meghan Casey ’15 HOMETOWN North Attleboro, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Self-designed global health studies major with premedical and Africana Studies....
Blog: Garcia ’15 Spends Semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina
NAME Kelly Garcia ’15 HOMETOWN Chelsea, Mass. AREAS OF STUDY Psychology major with women’s and gender studies concentration WHERE SHE’S....
Video: First-Year Students Contemplate New Chapter in Life at Escape Retreat
Video by Kate Benjamin ’15 Held twice each fall semester, the 24-hour Escape Retreat is designed for all first-year students, Catholic and....
Blog: Jin ’15 Looks Forward to Learning About Her Heritage in Beijing
NAME Sophia Jin ’15 HOMETOWN Bayside, N.Y. AREAS OF STUDY Economics major, studio art minor, and Asian studies concentration WHERE SHE’S STUDYING....
2013: Year in Review
$25 million gift, faculty scholarship, record Fulbright awards, national recognition and more
At Holy Cross, each year is marked by new achievements and accomplishments. Here are some of the most notable from 2013.
10 Things You Should Know About the Finance Networking Reception
250 students and alumni expected at 10th annual event
The extensive and dedicated Holy Cross alumni network will once again show its strength on Dec. 16 for the 10th annual Finance Networking Reception.....
Video: Student Support Helps Men’s Hockey Score Wins
The Holy Cross men’s hockey team defeated Sacred Heart, 4-3, at the Hart Center during the Atlantic Hockey opener earlier this month, and the....
Photo Gallery: Student Captures Fall on Campus in All Its Glory
Visual arts minor Darien Henry ’14 photographs beautiful Holy Cross scenes
The Holy Cross campus is beautiful in every season, but fall is special, says Darien Henry ’14. A photography intern in the Office of Public....