Student and family

Parents and Families

Holy Cross welcomes families as members of our community. We recognize that although students are the drivers to their Holy Cross education, family involvement is important on their journey through emerging adulthood. We look forward to partnering with families as we work toward the shared goal of promoting student learning, well-being, holistic development and success.

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Supporting Your Student
Tips for Parents

College is a time of transition for both you and your student. Learn how you can successfully support your young adult during this time.

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The Office of Parent and Family Engagement

The Office of Parent and Family Engagement is thrilled to coordinate a variety of opportunities for you to engage with your student and the life of the College by offering on-campus events, communications and connections to campus resources.

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View Grades
Parent Portal

If your student grants you access as an authorized user, use this portal to view grades and financial aid information.

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View and Pay the Bill
TouchNet Bill Pay Portal

If your student grants you access to TouchNet, which is separate from the Parent Portal, you can view the student account activity and pay the bill as an authorized user.

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Important Dates

Mark your calendars and make sure you don't miss any upcoming events, deadlines, or other campus happenings.

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Family Weekend

Every fall, we invite family members to come and explore Holy Cross during our Family Weekend. We hope to see you this fall, Sept. 20-22, 2024!

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The College will celebrate its 178th Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2024 on Friday, May 24, 2024.

Resources and Services

Campus Resources

Holy Cross has many offices that offer a variety of resources and services to help students along their college journey. Find some key resources on this page.

Concerns, Crises, and Emergencies

During their college years, students may experience periods of challenge, stress and anxiety. There are a variety of resources to assist your student. Learn more about how you can help raise concerns or connect your student to needed support.

Common Holy Cross Terms

Like many places, Holy Cross has many acronyms and terms used frequently that are not always intuitive. Checkout some of these common terms or Holy Cross “lingo” here. Versions are available in English, Spanish and Mandarin.


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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

As a Jesuit, Catholic liberal arts college, we know that the best way to understand the world around us is to embrace the full spectrum of perspectives and life experiences. To that end, we welcome students, staff and faculty members of every gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and gender identity. The college has a number of  DEI initiatives and resources available to support students of varying identities.

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Holy Cross student athletes excel on the field and off. Catch a game and stay current on our 27 varsity teams.

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Meet the Staff

Office of Parent and Family Engagement offers information and support to Holy Cross parents and families. Contact us if you have questions or need assistance.

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Let's Stay in Touch

To ensure that you receive important College updates and are informed of opportunities to engage in the life of the College, we encourage you to visit and complete the following resources:

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Support Holy Cross

Support from parents has a substantial impact on the student experience. Here are a few ways that you can make an impact on Holy Cross students.