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Meet The Dean of Students

Michele Murray

Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students


Welcome to the College of the Holy Cross!

And congratulations on becoming a member of the Class of 2023. Your strong academic background, accomplishments, and hard work have earned you a place at one of the most selective colleges in the nation. We are excited to welcome you to this beautiful campus.

At Holy Cross, big questions are at the intersection of our liberal arts culture and our Catholic Jesuit tradition. Each question is an invitation to explore a larger meaning. We believe that excellence resides not only in the hard work of mastering subject matter, but also in the hard work of understanding why the subjects matter. Here you will have the time, space, and support to ask questions, develop your own interests, and pursue ways to apply what you learn.

Holy Cross remains deep in the hearts of those who have experienced it, and I am delighted that you will soon become a part of this special community — a place where students and faculty learn together, where talent is cultivated and flourishes, where each person matters.

You will have an opportunity to see this community in action at Summer Gateways, the two-day orientation designed to prepare you for your transition to Holy Cross. You and your parents will meet faculty, administrators, and current students. You will get to know the campus, have a chance to meet your classmates, and learn more about the academic, spiritual, and social life on the Hill.

Again, please accept my congratulations. I look forward to meeting you.


Michele C. Murray, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students