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Campus Life

We call our campus The Hill. Built into the side of Mount St. James with views of the City of Worcester, our spirited campus is home to groundbreaking research, enthusiasm for athletics and activities, and a connected community. Explore what it’s like to call Holy Cross home.

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An intensely supportive college environment
Holy Cross Community

At Holy Cross, we choose hope and lead with optimism. We empower one another to go further, working to improve ourselves as we improve the lives of those around us. Your experience on The Hill will set you up for a life of meaning and purpose. 

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The Holy Cross Experience

Holy Cross is about discovery, curiosity, rigorous academic growth — and connection. The ties and bonds you form with your peers and faculty will be just as lasting as the knowledge you gain over your four years.

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A Place to Call Home

There’s a good reason that more than 90% of our students take advantage of living on campus. Perfect for rest, studying and getting to know your neighbors, our residence halls are a comfy home away from home.

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Countless Places to Eat

When you’ve studied yourself into a big appetite, you won’t have to worry about what’s for dinner. With nine campus eateries, there’s a bevy of nutritious choices to fuel your day (and your cram sessions).

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Doing Well and Doing Good

Holy Cross students change lives by using their talents and passions to empower others — whether it’s teaching computer skills to newly arrived immigrants, rebuilding homes on the Gulf Coast, or mentoring young people at the Boys and Girls Club of Worcester.

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Find Activities You Love – Or Discover Something New

Want to test your vocal chops in an a cappella group? We have four. Want to be the first to break campus news? We have multiple publications to choose from. No matter your interest, you’ll find a place to thrive.

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Spirituality

Growing often means exploring questions related to truth, purpose and your place in the universe. Here you’ll have space to explore your faith and find what feeds your spirit.

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Our Commitment to Caring For You

Your well-being comes first at Holy Cross. Our health support services offer a safe and secure environment, and they’re there to keep you happy and healthy.
 

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Staying Safe

We take great strides to make sure your home on The Hill is a safe place to live, learn and have fun. Learn more about our shared commitment to keep each other safe at the Office of Student Integrity and Community Standards.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We learn the most when we’re surrounded by different perspectives, backgrounds and ideas. Holy Cross firmly believes in fostering and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community, where everyone can feel at home, heard and valued.

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Sustainability

Respect for the environment and concern for its future are essential dimensions of leadership. That’s why Holy Cross is on track to become carbon neutral by 2040.

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Welcome Home: Worcester and New England

As the second-largest city in New England, Worcester is an active and vibrant community replete with arts experiences, highly rated restaurants, and entertainment to spare. Want to explore the community past the campus gates? Holy Cross offers transportation options that make adventuring easy.

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Join the Tradition

Some of our traditions are steeped in our faith. Others are meant to celebrate achievements. And a few are just plain fun. See how our community comes together year after year with time-honored traditions.

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In Their Own Words

Learn more about what it means to be a member of our community from those who know it best — our current students, faculty and alumni.

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Sexual Respect and Title IX

The College of the Holy Cross is a community of trust, based in the Jesuit tradition. Sexual misconduct, in all forms, violates the sanctity of the human body and spirit and will not be tolerated within the College community. Read more about our Sexual Misconduct Policy below (revised in 2020) and how Holy Cross is committed to preventing the occurrence of sexual misconduct and addressing its effects.