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Prior Performing Arts Center at the College of the Holy Cross—a New Facility Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro—Welcomes the Campus Community This Fall

Construction on the Prior Performing Arts Center at the College of the Holy Cross is complete, and the building is in use by the campus community. The performing arts center  is a multipurpose cultural center that includes the Luth Concert Hall, a …

College of the Holy Cross Welcomes Largest Class in School History

The class of 2026 is 10% larger than the previous year.

The College of the Holy Cross welcomed the largest class in its 179-year history on Aug. 27, when 904 members of the class of 2026 moved onto Mount St. James.

Holy Cross Eliminates Application Fee for Worcester Public Schools Students

Initiative aims to remove barriers to the college application process

The College of the Holy Cross announced today that it is eliminating its $60 application fee for students currently enrolled in the Worcester Public Schools system. Effective on Aug. 1, 2022, the move augments Holy Cross’ strong commitment to providing …

‘A Liberal Arts Education Gives Students a Range of Skills People Tend to Seek in Leaders,’ Says President Vincent Rougeau

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education | AMDG: A Jesuit Podcast | Future U Podcast

On the heels of his first academic year at the helm of Holy Cross, President Vincent D. Rougeau recently spoke to media across the country about his career leading up to his 2021 historic appointment at the College, the value …

Worcester Black History Trail Opens as Community Lauds Holy Cross Faculty Member

Senior lecturer Thomas Doughton credited as one of the sparks that led to its long-anticipated creation and debut.

06/03/22 by

A who’s who of Worcester dignitaries assembled at the corner of John and North Ashland Streets on June 2, including the mayor, the acting city manager, several city councilors, a representative from a Congressional office and more. Though one individual …

Holy Cross Class of 2022 Urged to Seek Light, Hope and Joy

College confers 755 bachelor of arts degrees in 176th Commencement Exercises

05/27/22 by

Despite the rain that will inevitably fall in their lives, valedictorian Rebecca L. Henion ’22 told the College of the Holy Cross class of 2022 that she hopes that, like her, they’ve learned to seek out hope and light in …

‘Ukrainians Are Teaching Us What It Means To Fight for Democracy. Is Higher Ed Paying Attention?,’ Says Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau

Times Higher Education

Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau recently penned a commentary for Times Higher Education, offering his perspective on the conflict in Ukraine and what it can teach colleges and universities about the fight for democracy. “In poignant and herculean ways, Ukrainians …

Jon Favreau ’03 Credits Holy Cross’ Washington Semester Program for Helping Shape His Political Career

The College celebrated the program's 50th anniversary last week in the nation's capital

04/19/22 by

Jon Favreau ’03, Hon. ’14 remembers his job interview with Barack Obama as one of “the easiest” in his career. Favreau said he and the future 44th president of the United States, then recently elected to the U.S. Senate, immediately connected …

Holy Cross Launches President’s ‘Defending Democracy’ Discussion Series

Series to feature address by 2021 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa

The College of the Holy Cross announced that the Office of the President, under the leadership of President Vincent D. Rougeau, will be sponsoring a series of conversations  in the coming weeks and months focusing on higher education’s role in …

“To Secure a More Promising Tomorrow, Institutional Presidents Should […] Focus On the Needs and the Dignity of the Marginalized,” Says Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau

America Magazine

Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau recently penned a commentary for America Magazine, which was part of a series on Catholic identity and higher education, offering his perspective on the future of Catholic colleges and universities. A scholar of Catholic social …

Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau Honors Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Throughout his career in law and higher education, Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau has worked to promote human rights, human dignity and a community that champions both. In an op-ed commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and published by the …

It’s Time for Society to Rediscover the Common Good, Says Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau

Crux

  Leading Catholic news site Crux covered a recent panel discussion featuring Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau titled “Whatever Happened to The Common Good? Divided by COVID-19, Torn Apart by Politics, Fractured by Faith.” Hosted by the Georgetown University Initiative …

WATCH: President Rougeau leads discussion on U.S. politics and the Catholic Church

President, New York Times columnist and Commonweal editor discuss the role and future of the church in America

What has American politics done to the Catholic Church? Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau led a discussion on Nov. 16 in Rehm Library on campus to consider that question. Joining him were Ross Douthat, a columnist for the New York …

Documentary ‘Pakachoag: Where The River Bends’ Premieres at Holy Cross

The film examines the history of the College’s relationship to the Indigenous Nipmuc people

When College of the Holy Cross was founded in 1843, it was built on land that had been home to Indigenous people for centuries. A new film by Holy Cross faculty and staff, community leaders and students seeks to enlighten …

Holy Cross Celebrates Inauguration of 33rd President Vincent D. Rougeau

Rougeau makes history as the College's first lay and first Black president

Vincent D. Rougeau was installed as College of the Holy Cross’ 33rd president – the first lay and first Black president to lead the 178-year-old institution – in a ceremony punctuated by inspirational words and feelings of excitement and hopefulness.

True Democracy Is Made Possible Through Work of Liberal Arts Institutions Like Holy Cross, Says Famed Legal Scholar Martha Minow

Holy Cross faculty symposium on democratic citizenship and global engagement was part of the inauguration festivities for President Vincent D. Rougeau

These are not good times for democracy, human rights expert, legal scholar and former Dean of Harvard Law School Martha Minow told a Holy Cross audience Thursday, but she said education can help strengthen “the guardrails of democracy.” “Even more …

Inside the Family, Faith and Foundations of New Holy Cross President Vincent Rougeau

From his deep Catholic roots to his new role as the College’s 33rd president, Rougeau brings his lifelong mission of balancing human rights with community responsibility to the education of future generations

Throughout his career in law and higher education, Vincent D. “Vince” Rougeau has worked across the United States and abroad, yet regardless of where he is or what his title may be, the theme has been the same: working to …

Holy Cross Celebrates Worcester Partnerships at Community Partner Appreciation Reception

Staff, faculty and students gather at Polar Park to thank local organizations for their support

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, College of the Holy Cross hosted its annual Community Partner Appreciation Reception at Polar Park, an event to celebrate the many partnerships the College shares with local organizations in the City of Worcester. The reception was …

The Kid LAROI headlines Holy Cross Fall Concert 2021

The event was possible thanks to students' efforts to get vaccinated

On Friday, October 1, Holy Cross hosted The Kid LAROI and DJ Real P for the fall concert on campus at Freshman Field. This event was made possible thanks to Holy Cross students who reached a 96% vaccination rate this …

Holy Cross Names Heather Hayes Vice President and Chief of Staff

College of the Holy Cross President Vincent D. Rougeau has named Heather Hayes as vice president and chief of staff. In this role, Hayes will serve as a key partner in the president’s executive leadership team and will help develop …