For Our Neighbors

Holy Cross is proud to be an integral part of community life in Worcester.  The administration, faculty, staff and students share the same goal of all City residents: we want to make Worcester an even better place to live. 

We are also dedicated to working toward this aim in partnership with neighbors closest to campus—those living on College Hill, and in South Worcester and Quinsigamond Village.  Our neighbors are likely to meet Holy Cross faculty, staff, and students at local schools, parks, businesses, restaurants, and entertainment venues as well as on campus at athletic events and free lectures, concerts films, and gallery exhibitions.

For our closest neighbors, these pages are designed to be a one-stop resource for events, news, updates, and contact information at Holy Cross.  Whether you have questions, suggestions, comments, or concerns, we hope you will be in touch.

Seelos Theatre Moviegoers

Enjoy our free film series held at the Seelos Theatre in Kimball Hall. View the current film schedule.

Visiting the Campus

Located atop Mount St. James in Worcester, Mass., the 174-acre Holy Cross campus is a registered arboretum, mixing classical and modern architectural styles. The campus has been recognized with numerous awards for excellence in architecture and landscaping, including two first-place prizes for the best-landscaped campus in the nation. Visitors are welcome to explore our grounds and participate in events open to the public.  Visitor parking is available in the lots between Hogan Campus Center and the Hart Center. Campus map.

HC - Community Alliance Meetings

Aimed at promoting good relations between the campus and surrounding community, the Community Alliance consists of representatives from Holy Cross (office of government and community relations,  public safety, student government association, and student affairs), College Hill neighbors, community representatives including city councilors, Worcester police, City Manager's office. 

The Holy Cross-Community Alliance meets regularly while the College is in session to discuss issues of common concern to the campus and the surrounding neighborhood.  In the past, the meeting agenda has included discussion of the clean up of Cookson Park; opening of Walmart; development of the Blackstone River Valley Heritage Park (bike trails, canoe launch, museum and visitor center); feasibility study of a wind turbine; potential off-campus development; campus construction projects; Spring Weekend plans; and student behavior.

Holy Cross & Community Alliance Meeting (Virtual via Zoom)
        Every month on the Second Thu, during the academic year (Sept-May)
        Upcoming dates:
        Mar 14, 2024 05:30 PM
        Apr 11, 2024 05:30 PM
        May 9, 2024 05:30 PM
To learn more about the HC Community Alliance, or to be added to the e-mail list to be notified of upcoming meetings, please contact Sue Hunt, director of community relations, at

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