Frequently Asked Questions

If you do not find the answer to your questions below, please reach out to the Commencement staff at commence@holycross.edu or 508-793-3475.

There are no restrictions on the number of guests at these events and no tickets.

Guests on Thursday may park in the following locations: Hogan Lots, Freshmen Field (weather permitting), and the parking garage. Shuttles will be available to assist with transportation on-campus from lots to event locations. 

The College is able to provide some transportation assistance for on-campus events via shuttles, but we are not able to supply wheelchairs. For those in need of wheelchairs for the day on Thursday or Friday we recommend you bring your own or rent one. Apple Homecare and Rehab in Sterling, MA can be contacted for rentals.

Graduates are allowed up to three tickets for The Last Sunset on The Hill (which includes themselves). Graduates can reserve these up until Friday, May 5. Beginning on May 9, families can request additional tickets on a first come, first serve basis. Students and their families will receive an email communication once these additional tickets are available. 

 No, this event does not cost to attend.

Printed tickets will not be distributed. Guests will be on an attendance list. Please note, RSVP is required for this event.

Yes, the College has hired a photographer to take photos throughout the ceremony. Ceremony pictures will be posted to the College website following Commencement. Additionally, photos of graduates that are taken as they walk across the stage with the President and also after they exit the stage will be available for review and purchase from GradImages. Graduates are encouraged to pre-register for their photos to receive a coupon from GradImages for 20% off their entire order.  Students have received a link to complete this.

Please contact the Purple Patcher Yearbook at patcher@g.holycross.edu with questions.

Senior Celebration events are sponsored by the  Student Government Association Senior Class Council and the Office of Student Involvement. Please contact osi@holycross.edu or 508-793-3487 with questions.

The College works with Herff Jones for the ordering of class rings. Class rings can be ordered online. Periodically Herff Jones is on campus outside of the bookstore in the Hogan Campus Center. For more information please contact the bookstor@holycross.edu.