Gateways Orientation is coordinated by the Office of Student Involvement with the assistance of student leaders at the College of the Holy Cross. The Gateways Orientation Central Staff are student leaders who welcome new students and families with responsibilities throughout the planning for and implementation of Gateways Orientation.
Gateways Orientation Central Staff for Fall Orientation
Jenna Erb ‘24
Hometown: Honeoye Falls, New York
Campus Involvement: Women's Club Lacrosse team (Captain), HC for a Cure, Physician Associate’s Club, Student Researcher in Professor Mruczek's Visual Neuroscience Lab
Favorite Holy Cross memory: Spending time with my family and my roommates' families during Family Weekend; we were able to attend the football game and explore great food in Worcester together
Advice to new students: Be yourself and you will find your new environment to be so inviting
Kevin Hamilton ‘24
Major: Political Science and Spanish
Hometown: Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Campus Involvement: Student Government Association, Admissions Tour Guide, Residence Hall Association, Chapel Choir, Study Abroad, Spanish Student Advisory Committee
Favorite Holy Cross memory: The first sunny day of spring filled the campus with laughter as students gathered informally to spend time outside. It was a warm backdrop to the ordinary activities of college life - working, eating meals, relaxing.
Advice to new students: Be present and appreciate the joy that surrounds us here at Holy Cross. Stop to watch the sunset; wave hello to a professor; stay a bit longer in Kimball Dining Hall to laugh in the company of good friends.
Allison Leahy ‘24
Major: History with Peace and Conflict Studies Concentration
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Campus Involvement: Feminist Forum, Spring Break Immersion Program, Writer’s Workshop, History Student Advisory Committee, Study Abroad, Chapel Choir
Favorite Holy Cross memory: Traveling to Providence, Rhode Island through the Spring Break Immersion Program was an incredible experience where I learned and grew alongside ten new friends of different class years.
Advice to new students: Explore as much of campus and meet as many people as you can. Know that the Holy Cross community is there to support you in the good and the stressful times.
Kyle McCabe ‘24
Hometown: Andover, Massachusetts
Campus Involvement: Residence Hall Council, Student Government Association, Spring Break Immersion Program, Student Programs for Urban Development, Soul Squads, Sales Club
Favorite Holy Cross memory: Seeing The Kid LAROI in concert on campus in 2021 with all my friends
Advice to new students: Always be yourself - you will meet the right people for you and be involved in the aspects of campus you will love
Jake Morrow ‘24
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Melrose, Massachusetts
Campus Involvement: Mock Trial, Mediation Association, Spring Break Immersion Program, Pause Project, Federalist Society, WCHC Sports
Favorite Holy Cross memory: Witnessing the amount of school spirit and pride for our team while attending my first Holy Cross football game
Advice to new students: Trust yourself during this process
Ryan Murray ‘25
Hometown: Wellesley, Massachusetts
Campus Involvement: Admissions Tour Guide, Purple Key Society, Feminist Forum, Montserrat Ambassador, Club Tennis, Club Field Hockey
Favorite Holy Cross memory: Attending the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony sponsored by the Purple Key Society
Advice to new students: Keep an open mind and be open to new experiences that may be out of your comfort zone