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Diversity Programming


Perspectives is an overnight, weekend program for seniors from diverse backgrounds. This program is designed for culturally aware students who are intellectually curious and are potentially interested in exploring higher education at a Jesuit, liberal arts college. The Perspectives program provides a chance to explore the diverse environment Holy Cross has to offer, spend two nights in a residence hall with a current student, and explore the academic and social environment on campus.

Perspectives Weekend is typically held in conjunction with our Fall Open House program. Dates for the Fall 2017 program will be November 11-13. The application for the Perspectives program will be available shortly. 

If you are interested in applying, you must currently be in 12th grade or in your final year of high school. You will need to complete our online application and submit an unofficial copy of your complete high school transcript along with your current courses in progress and a graded paper from your junior year English or History class. We will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2017 program in the summer and will continue through late September.  Meals and lodging will be provided free of charge by Holy Cross for all selected participants. Spaces are limited, therefore we will not be able to accommodate all applicants. Selected participants will be notified on a rolling basis in early October. 

If you have additional questions, please contact the Admissions office at 508-793-2443 or by emailing

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