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Weekly Update - July 17, 2020

To: Students and Parents
Date: July 17, 2020

Dear Students and Families,

We have a few updates this week.

Communications 

Some of you were unable to join us in this week’s webinars. The content of the webinars was largely the same, although we made a few changes to Wednesday’s to incorporate some additional clarifications based on feedback from Monday. We have posted a video of Wednesday’s webinar on YouTube for everyone who was unable to attend. 

We created presentations for the webinars to answer the hundreds of questions that came in after we published the Preliminary Fall 2020 Guide. Answering those advance questions left us very little time to answer the many live questions that came in during the webinar, which was frustrating for all of us. We recognize that there are still many many questions, and we will continue to provide you with new information as soon as we have it via the COVID-19 website, through this weekly update, in future Town Halls and through communications from specific offices on campus.

We are working through the emails that have come in to coronavirus@holycross.edu. We will answer the questions that are common to many of you via our COVID-19 website, and we are working to get responses to those of you who asked questions unique to your own specific circumstances. If you have questions related to course selection or registration, please contact your Class Dean.

We continue to update the COVID-19 website. On the For Students page, you will find links at the top that will take you to different topics of interest. You can also use CTRL-F on the page to search for specific information.

Montserrat

Montserrat, our program for first-year students, will continue to feature small, vibrant, interdisciplinary seminars that involve discussion, live speakers and interactive small group projects. Read more here about the work being done by professors to maintain the Montserrat experience this fall.

Internship Programs

The Washington Semester Program will operate as usual in the fall. Students are encouraged to intern remotely from their homes, but are permitted to participate in person in Washington, DC.

The New York Semester Program will be fully remote. Students can participate from their homes. We will open applications for admission for students who would like to experience a full semester program. Students can continue internships or work in the community remotely, and we will be available to help them find new remote internships as well.

The Academic Internship Program is open to students who are seeking internship credit this year. Students can find internships on the Center for Career Development’s Handshake app or contact Maryanne Finn (mfinn@holycross.edu) for more information. We have also added a new course entitled "Sports Marketing and Sponsorships.”

Dining

Holy Cross Dining has added new information about fall operations to the Dining webpage, including updates on health and safety measures, hours, and menus.

Reminder

Please complete your Acknowledgment and Statement of Intentions form by Sunday, July 19. If you are having trouble accessing the form, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at Helpdesk-Request@holycross.edu.