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Academic Collaborations

The Lending Library

The Lending Library was created to serve students in need of assistance with the cost of textbooks. The books are donated by Holy Cross campus partners and students. The lending library houses over 1000 books. Click this link for the most up to date list of available books. If you are interested in renting a book please email with the book(s) author(s), title, and edition. Allow three business days for a response from our office.


Mentor Program

This mentoring program supports first-year domestic students of color and international students, and also those in the Passport Program.  Small groups of incoming students are matched with both faculty and peer mentors who offer them friendship and advice, easing the transition to life at Holy Cross.


Passport is an innovative, residential program designed to acclimate first-year students to the challenging academic life of the College of the Holy Cross.  Each year Admissions invites selected in-coming students to participate in Passport.  Students who accept our invitation to join Passport are expected to complete all three components of the program.


Odyssey is a one-week summer program for first-year students who are first generation to college, people of color, or eligible for the Pell Grant. Odyssey helps incoming students build relationships with fellow students, faculty and administrators, and familiarizes them with campus resources and the local communities.

Bishop Healy Committee of the General Alumni Association

The Bishop Healy Committee of the General Alumni Association links alumni in outreach to students of color through recruitment, campus programming, and channeling alumni resources and support.  The Bishop Healy Committee has an ongoing, visible presence on campus and works directly with us in achieving its goals.  The committee is one of the few alumni support groups established by a college alumni association to work specifically toward promoting a warm and receptive campus environment.