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Information for Visitors

2016

Tickets

Last Night on The Hill Celebration
A maximum of three tickets per graduate may be ordered online prior to April 22; if any tickets remain after this date, they will be released for sale, without limit. Tickets are sent to your graduating student during Senior Week.  Please note: You will need your student’s Holy Cross
P.O. Box number when you place your online order for these tickets Preordered tickets will be placed in student mailboxes Senior Week. See details and ticket information »  

Commencement Exercises
DCU Center, 50 Foster Street, Worcester, Mass.: There is no limit to the number of people who may attend the Commencement Exercises at the DCU Center. Tickets are not required. 

DCU Center

The DUC Center is located at 50 Foster Street, Worcester, Mass.

Inclement Weather

Commencement Exercises will be held at the DCU Center rain or shine. 

For campus events, in the event of inclement weather, information will be posted to this website. Please see the schedule of events for inclement weather information for specific events.

Accommodations/ Area Information

Hotel/Motel

A list of hotels located in the greater Worcester area is available online at: More info »

Please note: Dinner is not provided on campus on Thursday evening.

Restaurants

Accommodations on Campus

A limited number of double occupancy residence hall rooms are available on Thursday, May 26, 2016. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for $50. Please note that these rooms are not air-conditioned. Each room shares a common bathroom, has two single beds and is supplied with linens and towels. Reservation deadline for rooms is April 2016. Online room reservations (2016) »

If you have reserved on-campus lodging, check-in begins on Thursday, May 26, 2016 in Hogan 109 at 11 a.m. and check-out by 8 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2016.

Live, Closed-Circuit Coverage

Live coverage (video and audio) of Commencement will be available online.  More info »

Special Need Arrangements

Public Safety will assist in arranging parking and access for the on-campus Commencement-related events; this includes guests who use a wheelchair, who have disabled parking placards/license plates, or who have other mobility concerns. Please call 508-793-2224 for assistance and information. It is important to allow sufficient time to navigate increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic on campus. We remind you that Holy Cross is located on a hill, and visitors will need to climb stairs when walking from one part of campus to another. Shuttle service will be available on May 26 for the Baccalaureate Mass to transport guests to the Fitton Baseball Stadium.

Animals/Pets at Commencement

For the safety and comfort of the animals and our guests, it is important that pets be left at home. With the exception of service animals, pets of any kind are not allowed on campus or at Commencement at the DCU Center. Please do not leave your pet in your vehicle.

Bag and Security Information

To ensure the safety of all guests at Commencement, all large bags and backpacks will be subject to inspection prior to entry.

Campus Dining

On Thursday and Friday, the following campus locations will be open during the hours noted below.

Thursday

  • Cool Beans and Lobby Shop (1st floor of Hogan): 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Crossroads (ground level of Hogan): 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Friday

  • Cool Beans and Lobby Shop (1st floor of Hogan): 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.