Gateways Summer Orientation

Welcome to the College of the Holy Cross! At Holy Cross, we recognize the significance of the transition to College and strive to provide students and parents support during this time. 

Gateways Summer Orientation will introduce new students to living and learning at the college of the Holy Cross. For the Class of 2026, Gateways Summer Orientation will consist of in-person and online experiences for new students and parents or guardians to learn more about the academic, co-curricular, and spiritual aspects of the College.

Online Orientation

All students and their families should plan on participating in the Gateways Summer Orientation online which will provide you with the information you need to prepare to arrive on campus in the Fall. The online orientation will become available in early June and will continue to become available throughout the summer. A full schedule will be shared with you in the coming weeks.

In-Person Orientation

Students and families (parents and guardians) are invited to attend one of three Gateways Summer Orientation sessions in-person during the month of June. The in-person 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.

In-Person Session Dates: 

  • Monday June 13 - Tuesday June 14, 2022
  • Thursday, June 16 - Friday June 17, 2022
  • Tuesday, June 21 - Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Registration for in-person orientation will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more about registration for Gateways Summer Orientation.

Are you the first in your family to go to college? Learn more about resources for first-generation college students.

Are you a parent or guardian? Learn more about how the College invites your partnership in supporting your student’s education.

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