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.
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.
Please make plans to join us!
February 27 - April 30, 2023 | An 8-week Half-Marathon Training Program
This program is open to any student, faculty or staff who identifies as she/they and will help develop and enhance resilience, confidence and perseverance!
March 30, 2023 | 7:00 pm | Zoom Webinar
Hear from three distinguished faculty members about their observations of this anniversary milestone - and what it means for the College moving forward.
April 15, 2023 | 1-3 pm | Papa Razzi Trattoria, Wellesley, MA
May 6, 2023 | 1-3 pm | Sanzari's New Bridge Inn, New Milford, NJ
The Holy Cross Alumni Association invites the women who helped light the way for future generations to a reunion luncheon for connections and conversation!
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 email@example.com
Holy Cross held its first Coeducation Day was held Dec. 12, 1967, a little less than five years before women enrolled full time.
The women of Hanselman III as pictured in the 1976 Purple Patcher.
The 1975-1976 women's crew team.
Beaven Hall residents enjoy a cookout social in spring 1975.
A pre-100 Days Banquet cocktail party in Hanselman.
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|Inside the Early Years of Coeducation at the College of the Holy Cross
Holy Cross Magazine, Fall 2022
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Holy Cross Archives and Distinctive Collections
|Holy Cross to Retire 5 Women’s Basketball Jerseys|
|Lighting the Way: 50 Years of Women at Holy Cross
Office of the President
|Holy Cross Celebrates Coeducation Anniversary with Women of Faith Speaker Series|