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!

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Women on the Run

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!

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Then, Now and Tomorrow: A Faculty Conversation About Women at Holy Cross

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.

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Lighting the Way Luncheons

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!

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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