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!
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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|Lighting the Way: 50 Years of Women at Holy Cross
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