50th Anniversary of Coeducation

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In September 1972, the first women enrolled at the College of the Holy Cross, lighting the way for generations to follow, women who would advance to create lives of personal and professional impact across all vocations across the globe, inspired by the foundation of a Jesuit, Catholic liberal arts education.

Beginning in September 2022 and continuing through May 2024 (the 50th anniversary of the first women graduates), The College will recognize, reflect on and celebrate the impact of Holy Cross women.

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Save the date!

A 50th Anniversary of Coeducation Celebration weekend is being planned for April 5-6, 2024.  We look forward to gathering on campus for this special event.

Upcoming Events

Please make plans to join us!

Women's basketball team celebrating
Women’s Basketball Jersey Retirement Ceremony

January 28, 2023 | 2 pm | Hart Center

Join the College community in honoring and celebrating the incredible accomplishment of five alumnae of the Holy Cross women's basketball program.  The ceremony will take place during the Crusaders' contest against Army. 

Alex tha Great, speaking in February 2023
Alex Tha Great

February 22, 2023 | Prior Performing Arts Center

Alex Tha Great (Given Real Encouragement Amongst Turmoil) is an accomplished spoken word artist, speaker, actress, DEI facilitator, and philanthropist holding a Master's degree in Cultural Studies. 


Photo of Dr. Imeratori-Lee the speaker for this event. She has short brown hair with reddish highlights, glasses and a black turtleneck with a statement necklace.
Raising Our Voices in the Church: Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Ph.D.

February 23, 2023 | 4 pm | Mary Chapel

Dr. Imeratori-Lee is the chair of the religious studies department at Manhattan College. Her research interests focus on Catholic ecclesiology, in particular the intersection of ecclesial identity with feminist and Latinx Catholic thought. 

A color photo of 8 women and one man dressed in Holy Cross crew shirts. They are women are sitting on the grass looking presumably at another camera taking a similar photo.
Who helped light the way for you?

When you reflect upon your time at Holy Cross, is there someone special you would like to thank? Here's a chance to share a note for the person who inspired you most—and we'll pass the message along!

Share your memories!

Join in the celebration by sharing your favorite memories of your time on Mount St. James. Email us at coeducation@holycross.edu