175th Anniversary

In June of 1843, the cornerstone of the College of the Holy Cross was set in place. In 2018, 175 years later, Holy Cross commemorated this dodransbicentennial milestone by celebrating the College's rich history and Jesuit, Catholic ideals, while looking ahead to a vibrant future.      

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History of the College

Explore the distinctive decisions, influential figures and significant events that make up Holy Cross' storied history.

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Stories and Coverage

Dive into stories about Holy Cross throughout the years and how the College celebrated its anniversary.

Over the course of the 2018-19 academic year, the College celebrated this momentous occasion through a range of events, from Reunion Weekend and lectures to athletic events and arts performances. This website captures the College's yearlong observance of its 175th anniversary, featuring stories about campus-wide celebrations and Holy Cross' history.