Living on campus is the best way to experience and be a part of the Holy Cross community.
That’s why more than 90% of Holy Cross students live in the residence halls. By spending time outside the classroom with peers, students become immersed in a 24/7 learning environment that constantly encourages them to ask more. In one hall, a literary discussion spills over into the common area, where a group of science majors weigh in with a different perspective. In another, a chance conversation in the hallway leads to a new thesis for a paper. This process begins during Montserrat and continues throughout your time on campus.
Holy Cross students live in one of 11 residence halls, which include a variety of living options — from standard double rooms to apartments. All of the residence halls also have study areas, community living rooms, and shared kitchens. Each floor is staffed by a resident assistant (RA) who helps maintain a healthy environment that promotes academic success, individual growth, and respect for others. In addition, Area Coordinators, who are full-time live-in staff professionals, help create an environment that fosters principles of academic excellence, student development, and community responsibility.
Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross seeks to build a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. Students may request housing consistent with their gender identity or sex. Please submit requests for a housing assignment on the basis of gender identity by April 4th each year for returning students and June 23rd for first-year students to Edwin Coolbaugh (email@example.com) or one of the other identified support designees listed below. Students may request a specific roommate or roommates to be assigned which will be considered by the College.
Edwin Coolbaugh, Director of Residence Life and Housing, firstname.lastname@example.org
Meg Fox Kelly, Associate Chaplain, Confidential Resource, email@example.com
Cullen Mulrooney, Associate Director Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelsey Moran, Staff Psychologist, Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS), email@example.com
All other Counselors and Psychologist CAPS staff
All students and their visitors are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the College's Community Standards Process and Procedures.
In each residence hall there is a common lounge (which includes a kitchen), a study lounge, and laundry facilities. A standard residence hall room typically contains one desk, desk chair, desk lamp, dresser, bookcase, and bed per occupant. Each bed is a twin and uses extra long sheets (“college size” sheets are recommended).
Every room has a window and fire-retardant drapes. Most rooms have tiled floors. As overhead lighting is not provided in most residence halls, students are encouraged to bring an extra, non-halogen, lamp.
Brooks, the largest residence hall, is located at the end of Easy Street and houses approximately 400 first-year students.
Clark is located on Easy Street between Brooks and Hanselman and houses approximately 200 first-year students.
Hanselman is the middle hall of the five halls on Easy Street and houses approximately 190 first-year students.
Healy is located on Easy Street between the Hogan Campus Center and Lehy, and is home to approximately 200 sophomores.
Located between the Joanne Chouinard-Luth Recreation and Wellness Center and the science complex, Wheeler is home to about 270 sophomore students.
Located next to the Townhouses and Hogan Campus Center, Ciampi Hall is the Wellbeing Living Learning Community (LLC). Ciampi is home to about 65 sophomores and juniors.
Located on either side of Kimball Dining Hall, Alumni and Carlin house 180 and 160 upper-class students, respectively. They are the two oldest residence halls at Holy Cross.
The most recently constructed residence hall, the four-story, 60,000-square foot building, accommodates 156 seniors in 39 apartments. Each apartment consists of a living room, dining area, full kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms.
Loyola has the distinction of being the largest upper-class residence hall on campus. It is located behind the College Chapel and next to the Millard Art Center. Loyola houses approximately 315 students, is home to Health Services and a fitness studio.
Opened in 2003, the five-story, 85,000-square foot building, accommodates 244 seniors in 61 apartments. Each apartment consists of a living room, dining area, full kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms.
The townhouses are two buildings each having eight, 8-person apartments. Each apartment consists of a living room, dining area, full kitchen, in-unit washer and dryer, bathrooms and four bedrooms.