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 Thursday, April 11, 2024, to be held in-person.  The following categories are tentatively scheduled:  

  • certamen, a contest on Latin grammar, Roman and Greek mythology, Roman history, and Roman life art contest
  • costume contest


Classics Day, Thursday, April 11, 2024

  • Important information about Classics Day (PDF)
  • Registration


Department of Classics

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

Classics Day 2018