Campus Lectures and Conferences

To address the grand challenges of our time at the intersections of religion, ethics, and culture, the McFarland Center works alongside Holy Cross faculty to sponsor dozens of on-campus programs annually. 

Current Academic Year Events

A full schedule of events for each semester is typically posted 3-4 weeks before classes begin. 

Lecture Series

In addition to hosting one-off events that address current issues and meet the timely needs of faculty and students, the McFarland Center plans lectures that fulfill ongoing funded programs. Our current lecture series include: 

Virtual Class Visits

Virtual Classroom Visits give students first-hand access to scholars, authors, performers, and community leaders whose work they are studying. Initiated during a year of remote learning, this program continues to make possible unparalleled opportunities for student engagement with scholars in the classroom. 


The McFarland Center collaborates with faculty and departments to organize conferences that delve deeper into topics integral to its mission. 

Past Events

Explore our complete history of events since the McFarland Center's creation in 2001.