Facilities

Record gifts to the Become More campaign have transformed our campus, creating spirit and pride, strengthening our unique approach to liberal arts education and enriching every student’s experience. 

Aerial view of Fenwick Hall and O’Kane Hall

Thomas P. Joyce ’59 Contemplative Center

A sanctuary for individuals, and the community, the Thomas P. Joyce ’59 Contemplative Center houses the College’s retreat programs, providing opportunities to focus on faith and discernment. The facility is named in honor of the late Mr. Joyce, a member of the Holy Cross board of trustees, dedicated civic leader, former chairman of Joyce Beverages in Chicago, and father of six Holy Cross graduates. The Joyce family was a lead donor to the project.

Location: West Boylston, Mass. (20 minutes from campus)
Design Firm: Lamoureux Pagano & Associates, Inc.
Groundbreaking: April 2015
Opened: September 2016
Total Cost: $22 million    
Features include:

  • 52-acre hilltop site overlooking the scenic Wachusett Reservoir watershed area.
  • 33,800 square-foot complex with chapel, meeting rooms and dining room.
  • Accommodations for 60 people.

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exterior view of the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex

Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex

The renovated, expanded Hart Center provides our student-athletes with facilities consistent with those offered by other Division I athletic programs. The facility was supported by many donors, with a $40 million lead commitment — the largest in the College’s history — from John Luth ’74 and Joanne Chouinard-Luth, D.M.D.

Design Firm: Sasaki Associates, Inc.
Groundbreaking: April 2016
Dedicated: April 2018
Total Cost: $95 million    
Features include:

  • 64,000 square foot indoor practice facility (with 100 yards of turf for use by all field sports).
  • Auxiliary gymnasium for basketball team practice and volleyball practice/competition.
  • 3,000 square feet of new space for sports medicine.
  • 9,500 square feet of new space for strength and conditioning training and equipment.
  • Additional locker rooms for varsity teams.
  • Offices for all programs.
  • New meeting rooms/recruiting space.
  • Offices for all athletic administrators and athletic support services.
  • Exterior plaza for events.

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 exterior view of the Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center from College Street entrance     

Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center

The hub for campus wellness for the entire Holy Cross student body and new home for our Public Safety Office, “The Jo” has been made possible by a $40 million donation from John Luth ’74 and Joanne Chouinard-Luth, D.M.D.

Design Firm: Cannon Design
Groundbreaking: February 2019
Anticipated Opening: 2021
Total Cost: $30M
Features include:

  • Basketball courts.
  • A one-tenth mile suspended jogging track.
  • Multiple exercise studios.
  • Weight training rooms.
  • New shower and locker space.
  • Centers for a wide assortment of health, wellness, and fitness programming.

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Aerial view of the Prior Performing Arts Center currently under construction

Prior Performing Arts Center          

Reflecting the College’s renewed emphasis on the arts, the Prior Performing Arts Center is an ambitious and comprehensive facility, with spaces dedicated for the fine and performing arts as well as spaces and technology to support creative interactions between the arts and other disciplines. College trustee Cornelius B. “Neil” Prior Jr. ’56 catalyzed the center’s creation with a gift of $25 million.

Design Firm: Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Project Commenced: July 2019
Anticipated Opening: 2022
Total Cost: $107 million    
Features include:

  • A 400-seat proscenium-style concert hall and theatre, serving as the College's principal venue for symphonic music, chamber music, jazz, Gamelan, as well as opera, musical theatre, and dance.
  • A 200-seat fully flexible experimental theatre space.
  • Support space including a scene shop, costume shop, recording studio, lighting and set design study, and multiuse spaces to encourage collaboration among the arts.
  • The Beehive, a flexible space with a cafe that will support creative collaboration among students from all academic disciplines, including:
    • A shared multimedia teaching space for electronic music and musical composition courses, sound recording, sound editing, and video and film editing.
    • Collaborative workspaces, multipurpose rehearsal spaces, and gathering spaces with movable furniture.
  • The Cantor Art Gallery, which will be moved from its current location in O’Kane Hall, affording a variety of interdisciplinary exhibits and increased exhibition and storage space.
  • Several outdoor amenities, including a small amphitheater and gardens for meditation and outdoor creative work.

Learn more about the Prior Center for Performing Arts »