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Classics Day

two students presenting on stage

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. 

Hundreds of students from high schools all over the Northeast visit Holy Cross for the event. The 48th Annual Classics Day which was scheduled for Friday, April 3, 2020 has been cancelled.   However, the Manusripts Challenge will be held and submissions are due Friday, March 20, 2020 by 8:00 p.m.  

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


The date for Classics Day 2020 has been changed to Friday, April 3, 2020.  Unfortunately due to the current circumstances, Classics Day 2020 has been cancelled.  

Classics Day 2020 Details:

  • Classics Day 2020 has been cancelled.  However, we will still hold the Manuscripts Challenge.  For additional information, please click the manuscripts challenge link above.  Also, please send your submissions to "" with the subject line MANUSCRIPT CHALLENGE.  Please feel free to send any questions or concerns you might have to that email address as well.  



Department of Classics

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

Classics Day 2018