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, which is completely free of charge — all meals, on-campus housing and activity costs will be covered by the College for the duration of the program. Gateways International Student Orientation (ISO) will be August 19 - 24, 2018. Although the program begins on August 19, we are able to accommodate early arrivals on August 18. Please note we are not able to accommodate students any earlier than August 18. Immediately following ISO, Gateways Fall Orientation for all first-year students begins. Registration for the program will be available in the end of May.