Gateways International Student Orientation

Gateways International Student Orientation is designed to assist you in your transition to U.S. culture and education.

This special orientation will assist you in taking care of important personal matters such as setting up a bank account, receiving information on and/or purchasing a cell phone, meeting with Health Services personnel, and shopping for essential supplies. Additionally, you will receive helpful information on U.S. Immigration requirements, U.S. cultural adjustments, academic expectations, and campus support services. This is the ideal time to meet faculty, staff and student leaders who will serve as resources for you as you acclimate to life at Holy Cross.

We strongly encourage all international students to participate in this special orientation. This year, the program will begin Sunday, Aug. 22 and conclude Friday, Aug. 27 prior to Fall Orientation and the start of classes. We will offer content to meet your unique transitional needs and opportunities to connect with each other and student leaders.  The program registration link will be emailed in early July to all Class of 2025 international students via their Holy Cross email accounts. Registration will close July 26.

Program Arrival

For those who will be fully vaccinated and immunized when arriving on campus for International Student Orientation, Gateways will assist with transportation from Boston Logan Airport to campus on Sat. Aug. 21. 

If you have not received the final COVID-19 vaccine by Aug. 7, 2021 you will need to quarantine on campus prior to participation in the program. If this applies to you, you must inform Dean Tina no later than July 9, 2021 of your request to quarantine on campus in advance of your participation in International Student Orientation beginning on Sunday, Aug. 22. 

Please email with questions. For additional information on the resources available to international students, please visit the Office of International Student website