Gateways Summer Orientation

Welcome to the College of the Holy Cross! At Holy Cross, we recognize the significance of the transition to College and are committed to supporting students and families during the transition.

Gateways Summer Orientation will introduce new students to living and learning at the College of the Holy Cross. Summer orientation allows new students and families (parents and guardians) the opportunity to learn more about the academic, co-curricular and spiritual aspects of the College.

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Students and families are invited and encouraged to attend one of three Gateways Summer Orientation sessions in-person during the month of June. These 

sessions are strongly encouraged though not required. At the in-person orientation sessions, students will meet and make connections with classmates and members of the Holy Cross community, meet in-person to discuss course selection with a faculty member, and become more familiar with campus and the Worcester community. 

Parents and guardians are invited to attend a special parent orientation program to meet faculty, administrators, and students while learning about the needs of students during the transition to college. Learn more about how the College invites families’ partnership in supporting their student’s education.

More information will be shared in the spring to prepare students and families to participate in orientation. Session dates for summer orientation for the Class of 2027 will be available at the beginning of 2023. 

Registration for summer orientation will open in May for the Class of 2027. We strongly encourage all students to attend. If you are in need of assistance to cover the cost of registration or travel to campus, financial assistance may be available for you. Check back for more information in the late spring.
Are you the first in your family to go to college? Learn more about resources for first-generation college students.

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