Classics Day

Held each year, Classics Day is a daylong series of events relating to the study of Roman culture designed to familiarize high school students with the Holy Cross classics department, its faculty and current students. 

two students presenting on stage

Hundreds of students from high schools all over the Northeast visit Holy Cross for the event. The 49th Annual Classics Day is scheduled for Friday, April 9, 2021 to be held in-person or virtually depending upon the status of Covid-19.  The following categories are tentatively scheduled:  

  • certamen, a contest on Latin grammar, Roman and Greek mythology, Roman history, and Roman lifeart contest
  • costume contest
  • manuscripts challenge


 Registration will be available early 2022. 


Department of Classics

College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA  01610
Email Ms. Karen Harney at
Phone: 508-793-2547

Classics Day 2018