Academic Advising

Advising at Holy Cross is individual and developmental. Advisors not only oversee students’ academic progress but also serve as mentors, engaging students with thoughtful, open-ended questions and promote students’ imagination, exploration, life-long learning and appreciation for the liberal arts.


The Class Deans, informed by expert advisors in various preprofessional and career-oriented fields, are responsible for coordinating the College’s academic advising program.

Holy Cross provides each student with a faculty advisor who assists the student with curriculum planning and course selection. The initial assignment of the advisor is made in the summer prior to enrollment with the intention that this advising relationship will develop over the first three semesters even if a student declares a major in another department during this time. Students entering the third year will have faculty advisors in their major department. The Office of Academic Services and Learning Resources provides additional academic advising for students across the College.

Our goal throughout is to develop in students the capacity to frame their own questions about their priorities and their values, to pursue answers to those questions responsibly and intentionally, and to apply the knowledge they gain toward the Jesuit ideal of living not for themselves alone but with and for others.