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Gateways Summer Orientation

Welcome to the College of the Holy Cross! Gateways Orientation looks forward to accompanying you and your families as you become members of our community.

At Holy Cross we recognize the significance of the transition to College and strive to provide students and parents support during this transition. Although we cannot hold our traditional in-person program, we are moving Gateways Summer Orientation to virtual. This program will continue to offer families support through their transition and help students make connections to classmates, student leaders, faculty and staff. We are excited to accompany you on this next step of becoming a Crusader!

This orientation experience will consist of a series of five modules titled "Holy Cross 101," which will explore what it means to take part in the life and mission of the College of the Holy Cross. Each module will provide the opportunity for students and families to familiarize themselves with College resources and receive key updates and information on tasks to complete before the fall semester begins. Throughout the modules, there will be opportunities to connect live with staff, faculty, and Holy Cross students through Q&A sessions, chats, and webinars. 


The series of five modules will be released at 11 a.m. (ET) on the following Saturdays throughout this summer:

June 13 - Holy Cross 101: Welcome to Holy Cross 
June 27 - Holy Cross 101: The Intellectual Pursuit
July 11 - Holy Cross 101: Student Life
July 25 - Holy Cross 101: Preparing for Fall 
August 8 - Holy Cross 101: Living the Mission 

Although we encourage live participation during each of the modules, we understand there may be times you are not able to join the review of each module live at its release. Modules will be recorded and archived for students and family members to complete later in the week. 

How to Access Modules

Students will receive a unique link sent to their Holy Cross student email addresses. Parents will receive a unique link to the email addresses shared at registration. If you have any questions, please email