Meet the Team

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

Jenna Erb ‘24

Major: Neuroscience
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

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

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

Kyle McCabe ‘24

Major: Sociology
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

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

Ryan Murray ‘25

Major: Economics
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