Our Community

As a highly selective, Jesuit, undergraduate, liberal arts college, we are unique in higher education. The community of Holy Cross is bonded by a sense of purpose: providing a demanding and transformative educational experience for students.

We Pursue Excellence

Holy Cross employees more than 1,000 full-time and part-time employees, including Jesuits, faculty members, administrators and hourly staff members. Our mission to “pursue excellence in teaching, learning and research” commits us to recruiting, retaining, and fostering the development of faculty and staff who approach “basic human questions” from a rich variety of perspectives. Indeed, faculty and staff are frequently invited to dialogue about basic human questions embodied in the mission statement.

We Are Champions of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice are woven throughout the fabric of the College mission, and are paramount in all aspects of the community. We seek to nurture a diverse, engaged, social and intellectual community, marked by openness, respect and love.

Learn more about the College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

We Are Good Neighbors

Much like our students, members of our faculty and staff are actively engaged and make meaningful contributions to the life of the city of Worcester through a variety of civic and service initiatives. More than just an ideal, the Jesuit call to be “men and women for and with others” is a continuing commitment made by Holy Cross students, faculty and staff alike.

Learn more about our strong partnership with the city, and ways you can get involved on the Government and Community Relations website.

Employee Perks

Campus Amenities

Wellness, Gym and Recreation Opportunities

All faculty and staff members have access to our recreation and wellness facilities on campus.

Suspensed jogging track in The Jo

The Jo features a wide range of exercise equipment, multiple exercise studios, weight training rooms, a jogging track, basketball, volleyball, and badminton courts, and new shower and locker space.

swimming pool

The Luth Athletic Complex is a great place to watch our Division I sports teams play! In addition to the varsity training, exercise and rehabilitation space, employees can access the pool and ice rink during open hours.

Religious, Retreat, Way of the Cross

The Joyce Contemplative Center is our campus retreat center located a short distance away in West Boylston. Be sure to join us for our Employee Yoga Retreats!

For more detailed information, visit our Be Well Programs page to learn more.

Dining on Campus

Students are pictured here in a Holy Cross dining hall

Our dining services have received national recognition and awards for their exceptional service, fantastic (healthy and allergy-friendly) food options, and wonderful staff. Our dining services are self-operated, allowing for our dining experience and food options to be catered specifically for our community. With 8 locations to choose from, our dining facilities range from a traditional dining hall, to coffee shops, cafes, food courts with speciality stations, and grab and go options.

Dinand Library

Dinand Library

All employees have access to use and take advantage of the resources at the Dinand Library, our Science Library, and our Music Library.

Hogan Campus Center

Bookstore - Receive a 10% discount on all purchases made at the bookstore when you show your HCID! Endless options to help show your Purple Pride await!

Post Office - Available to all employees, this is a fully operational postal service to meet all your mailing needs on the first floor of Hogan.

ATMs - Bank of  America and Santander ATMs are conveniently located on the first floor as well.

Free Parking

Holy Cross sign with tulips in the foreground

All faculty and staff have access to free parking on campus. As an environmentally conscious campus, we offer limited electronic vehicle charge stations for faculty and staff to use at a small cost.

Athletics

Women's basketball team celebrating

Holy Cross is home to 27 NCAA Division I teams and first-class athletic facilities. Holy Cross is a founding member of the Patriot League, an NCAA Division 1 league. The Patriot League is recognized for placing as much emphasis on academic and leadership success as athletic achievement, and has been celebrated in the media as a refreshing approach to collegiate varsity sports. Check out the Athletics page for more information about attending events and supporting our athletes. #GoCrossGo

Art & Culture Opportunities

Prior Performing Arts Center

Prior Performing Arts Center - Destined to be a campus focal point in the years to come, the ambitious and comprehensive performing arts center will include dedicated spaces for the fine and performing arts as well as spaces and technology to support creative interactions between the arts and other disciplines.

Interior of the Cantor Art Gallery

Cantor Art Gallery - Located in O’Kane

Worcester Art Museum

Worcester Art Museum - Explore the WAM with free admission by showing your HC employee ID card. About 10 minutes from campus, this is a great opportunity to get out and explore Worcester!

Seelos Film Series - Open to the public, FREE movies are shown in Seelos on Wednesdays and Fridays during the academic year. Movie selections typically include those that have recently been in theaters. Check back soon for our Fall 2022 movie list!

Faith & Worship

students lighting candles as part of Mass in Mary Chapel

Check out our opportunities to engage in the College’s mission and other worship here.