Office of Student Involvement

College is one of the most important formative experiences of life.  It’s a time when you’re not only immersed in exploring the world and discovering new ideas, you’re also finding out more about yourself.  That’s why the Office of Student Involvement (OSI) is committed to supporting and encouraging the activities and ideas of student leaders and their organizations. 

Traditional Programs

The Office of Student Involvement is responsible for many events and programs throughout the year. OSI often collaborates with other departments as well as student organizations to sponsor these events.




Gateways Orientation 

Holy Cross’ award-winning orientation program for incoming first-year and transfer students is shaped by a spirit of community and provides important resources and information to all new students. Gateways Summer Orientation is a one and a half day program designed to provide new students and their parents with the opportunity to become better acquainted with Holy Cross.  During Fall Orientation, which kicks off with move-in day, students meet staff, faculty, administration, and most importantly fellow classmates. Website»


Senior Week

Senior Week is a great opportunity for students to continue to develop life-long relationships while looking back on their time at Holy Cross. The events are always popular among the senior classes and Holy Cross is excited to keep the tradition alive. Senior Week includes four full days of school-sponsored activities both on and off campus that have been carefully selected and booked by the Senior Class Officers. Website» 


Family Weekend

Family Weekend happens every October. Family weekend is an enjoyable opportunity for parents, grandparents and siblings to see and learn about life at Holy Cross. Eat in historic Kimball Dining Hall, explore an art exhibit at the Cantor Art Gallery, take a tour, attend Mass, and various other special programming. Website»



Welcome Week

Through collaborations with the Campus Activites Board as well as several Recognized Student Organizations, Welcome Week kicks off with welcoming the new First Year Class with the signature First Night event. Events occur on starting on first-year move-in day through the following Saturday. Events usually include Back-to-school Bingo, 10Spot, Trivia and the incredibly popular Outdoor Edge.


Hogan After Dark

Hogan After Dark takes place every Saturday and provides students with several late night programming opportunities from 9 p.m - 11 p.m. See a pre-release movie, attend a coffee house to see a fellow student perform or stop by to a photo booth. Each weekend is new and different!


The Edge

The Edge is Holy Cross' very own on campus dance club. The Edge takes place periodically throughout the year on Saturdays from 10:30 p.m. -1:30 a.m. and is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and various Recognized Student Organizations. Students can stop by, enjoy some free food and dance the night away!