Historical Timeline of Holy Cross

In 175 years, much has changed at the College of the Holy Cross.

The second seal of the College, designed in 1865

Journey through the College's rich history with this timeline, which offers a lens into student life throughout the decades, academic changes and milestones, major moments and influential figures — all set against the backdrop of a changing world beyond Holy Cross. With "Thy Honored Name: A History of the College of the Holy Cross, 1843-1994" by College historian Rev. Anthony Kuzniewski, S.J. serving as its primary source, the timeline seeks to celebrate the Holy Cross of today by showcasing its evolution — offering a storied arch for those unfamiliar with the College and meaningful insights for those who are.

Photo of campus from 1849
1843–1899
photo
1900–1949
students
1950–1989
drone view of campus
1990–2018